1. Cooperative Perception & Planning Platform (COPPLAR)
Several research groups at Chalmers University are involved in a new
project called COPPLAR which is aimed towards automated driving.
The purpose is to move towards our vision of a cooperative self-driving
vehicle that can handle challenging city traffic and changing weather
conditions. The focus is on using cooperation between vehicles to safely
navigate complex inner-city scenarios. In this project, prototype vehicles
(research platforms) will be built which are capable of handling the most
prioritized scenarios and demonstrate cooperative self-driving in a controlled
environment at the AstaZero test track.
Revere is involved in building the
platform using its resources and in the vehicle testing phase of the project. The long term aim is to develop a self-driving vehicle that can travel between the two campuses (Johanneberg & Lindholmen) of Chalmers University
Leader – Lars Hammarstrand
2. Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2016 (GCDC)
Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) 2016 is an international event, supported
by the European commission, in which teams display their unique solutions to
tackle the challenges of cooperative driving while negotiating typical traffic
scenarios. Vehicle-to-vehicle (and infrastructure) communication, Platooning &
Intuitive decision-making are some of the important features to be judged
during the course of this competition.
The competition was performed during May 2016 in Helmond, the
Netherlands and Chalmers University participated with two vehicles, Volvo S60 and
Volvo FH Truck.
Leader – Ola Benderius (Volvo FH Truck)
3. Active Dolly
Chalmers has several projects working towards long high-capacity
transports, i.e. extra-long heavy duty vehicles. Performance of such
combinations can be improved with an Active Dolly. The project aims at building
up an active dolly and demonstrating by showing improved performance in
An Active Dolly means a dolly with actively controlled steering
with plans for self-propulsion at a later stage.
Manager – Bengt Jacobson