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...]


  • Plexe to become part of SUMO (2019-01-25): Plexe models are in the process of being integrated into the official SUMO release. Please see the FAQs section for information on repository changes.
  • cstdint or random not found (2018-09-21): If when compiling in debug mode with clang you get a “fatal error ‘cstdint’ not found” (or ‘random’), see building for macOS for the fix.
  • Fox library not found on macOS (2018-09-20): If cmake says it cannot find the FOX library even though it is installed, please see building for macOS for the fix.
  • 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.
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