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Distributed vehicle control of a platoon

Reference number
Coordinator Scania CV Aktiebolag - Predevelopment Dept REP, Systems Development
Funding from Vinnova SEK 8 098 301
Project duration March 2009 - March 2013
Status Completed
Venture Transport Efficiency
End-of-project report 2009-01424_publikrapport_SV.pdf(pdf, 493 kB) (In Swedish)

Purpose and goal

Today traffic intensity is high on Europes main roads and the energy used for transporting goods on these roads is enormous and grooving. By use of Platooning the transportsystem can be utilized more efficiently. This project is going to develop and investigate system architecture for autonomous control of a platoon. The work will be done in three system architecture with a grooving complexity; the first step will utilize information of the traffic form onboard sensors (e.g. laser, camera, etc); the second step will include information gained form communication between vehicles; the third step will include information from a fixed infrastructure.

Expected results and effects

The result of the project will be a PhD thesis and a number of scientific papers that will address the topics of System architecture Optimal control of a platoon Demands of the systems performance used for the control Management of the platoon with respect of surrounding traffic and internal dynamic. Result verification in a real test environment Development of a test platform for evaluation of control algorithm A number of master thesis will also be presented.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be in four main steps. One step will address question of business model, juridical and management aspects of a platoon. The other steps will focus of control of the platoon with increasing degree of communication between vehicles, such as Step 1 control using distance sensors Step 2 control using distance sensors and V2V Step 3 control using distance sensors and V2X

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2009-01424

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