C2VC - Complete combination vehicle control with automated reconfiguration when connecting vehicle units

Research Motivating Problem:

Long combination vehicles are efficient on the large roads, but limited on bridges, tight curves and terminals. Also, the vehicle control is not optimized for each different set of towed units.

Envisioned outcome:

A vehicle control which reconfigures when the set of towed units are changed.

Research questions:

•How should a reconfigurable Vehicle Motion Function Architecture look?
•How can Vehicle Motion Control be generalized/parameterized so that it can handle various set of towed units?

Deliverables:

•Sharing a Vehicle Motion Function Architecture by academic publications.
•Demonstration in simulation.
•Demonstration in real A-double which configures automatically to Tractor-Semi and Dolly-Semi. (Using a propelled dolly.)
•Knowledge sharing between industry and academy

Partner organizations

  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
Start date 31/03/2017
End date The project is closed: 30/06/2019

Published: Fri 24 Mar 2017. Modified: Sat 05 Jan 2019