The Platooning Extension for Veins.

Plexe is a cooperative driving framework extending SUMO and Veins permitting 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, Renato Lo Cigno, Tobias Hardes, Julian Heinovski, Max Schettler, Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Multi-Technology Cooperative Driving: An Analysis Based on PLEXE," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2022. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]


  • Plexe-3.1 released (2023-02-24): The newest version includes several new features and bugfixes, including support for VLC and LTE C-V2X Mode 3. See here for more details.
  • Plexe-3.0 released (2021-04-27): The newest version includes several new features and bugfixes. See here for more details.
  • Publications page (2021-04-14): We added a page listing papers that use Plexe. Click here to see it.
  • 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.
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