The Platooning Extension for Veins.

Plexe is an extension of the popular Veins vehicular network simulator which permits the realistic simulation of platooning (i.e., automated car-following) systems. It features realistic vehicle dynamics and several cruise control models, permitting the analysis of control systems, large-scale and mixed scenario, as well as networking protocols and cooperative maneuvers. It is free to download and easy to extend.

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If you use Plexe, please cite our work as

Michele Segata, Stefan Joerer, Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and Renato Lo Cigno, "PLEXE: A Platooning Extension for Veins," Proceedings of 6th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2014), Paderborn, Germany, December 2014. [BibTeX, Details...]


  • Proj library upgrade on macOS (2018-08-13): After the upgrade from version 4 to version 5, SUMO is not able to find Proj library anymore on macOS. Please see building for macOS for the fix.
  • Plexe-2.1 released (2018-08-07): The newest version includes several new features and bugfixes. See here for more details.
  • libFOX crash fix on MacOS (2017-03-03): An upgrade to libFOX causes the SUMO GUI to crash on MacOS. Please see the building for MacOS for the fix.
  • Documentation updated (2016-11-03): We updated the documentation for the “Extending Plexe” tutorial. The tutorial now includes the list of changes made to the code to implement a new controller, as well as a diff to “formally” visualize all the changes.
  • Documentation updated (2016-11-02): The documentation now lists also the set of relevant files modified in Plexe-SUMO.
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