In the implemented model, a true platoon leader can be labelled with different CACC Control Status tags (even with platoon size = 1):
- CACC Platoon Leader: if the Max Platoon Size forces the vehicle to create a new platoon,
- ACC Gap Regulation: if the platoon leader is within the sensor range to a preceding vehicle,
- CC Speed Regulation: if the platoon leader is outside of the sensor range to a preceding vehicle.
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