C2VC - Complete combination vehicle control with automated reconfiguration when connecting vehicle units
Research Project , 2017 – 2018

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

Participants

Jonas Fredriksson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Mechatronics

Bengt J H Jacobson

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Leo Laine

Adjungerad professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Collaborations

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2018 with 582,804.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

ReVeRe (Research Vehicle Resource)

Infrastructure

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

https://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/Pages/...

Latest update

2018-08-01