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Sweden 4 Platooning

Reference number
Coordinator Scania CV AB - Avd REP
Funding from Vinnova SEK 13 399 662
Project duration January 2017 - December 2020
Status Completed
Venture Transport Efficiency
End-of-project report 2016-04232eng.pdf (pdf, 4208 kB)

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to increase the research and innovation capacity in Sweden through research on coordinated platooning and how functional safety should be applied to cooperative systems and to contribute to the development of standards for platooning which can be used for affecting the standards in Europe and thereby secure our competitiveness. The Project also had the goal to develop a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication protocol, implement and verify it to the degree that a pilot test could be runned on public roads in Sweden.

Expected effects and result

The project has in a pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of longitudinally controlled platooning trucks from Scania and Volvo at the haulage company Nordanå Transport AB for 12000 km in goods transport operation on the public road E4 between Malmö and Jönköping in Sweden. The project has demonstrated platooning with both longitudinally and laterally controlled trucks from Volvo and Scania at a test site. The V2V protocol developed within the project has been handed over to the EU funded platooning project ENSEMBLE. A platooning Business Case analysis is performed and published.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is performed by Scania CV AB, Volvo Technology Corporation, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), RISE/SICS, DB Schenker AB and Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration). The project is partly funded by two different programs at FFI: Traffic Safety and Automated Vehicles, TSAF Efficient Connected Transport Systems, EUTS The total budget was 39 MSEK. Work Packages: WP1 Project Management WP2 Use cases and safe cooperative functionality WP3 On-board functionality WP4 Off-board functionality WP5 Pilot WP6 Demonstration WP7 Business model WP8 Dissemination

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 12 October 2021

Reference number 2016-04232

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