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?


•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


Jonas Fredriksson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Electrical Engineering, Reglerteknik, automation och mekatronik, Mechatronics

Bengt J H Jacobson

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


Volvo Trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden



Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces


Areas of Advance

ReVeRe (Research Vehicle Resource)


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