Uptime for Driverless vehicles
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL)|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 073 187|
|Project duration||November 2018 - June 2021|
Purpose and goal
In TIFF the question is addressed about how uptime of transport services is affected by the fact that vehicles becomes driverless. In particular, situations were faults appear and the vehicles or another part in the system that delivers the service deviates from its normal state. The goal in the project is to build knowledge about how safety and accessibility can be increased, and thereby strengthen the competitiveness of the vehicle industry in the development of new vehicles and services.
Expected results and effects
Analysis of and requirements on driverless vehicles from the upptime perspective contribute to that technology is developed, and safety and service level are increased. This leads to better systems and services. Furthermore, by sequring that faults are handled in a safe way, more advanced tests can be performed on public streets. The results from the project is an analysis of the concequences that the "driver is removed", in particular when the vehicle deviate from nominal operation conditions, a design of a diagnosis system to secure high uptime, and a demonstration of the system.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has six work packages: Analysis, concept design, support for troubleshooting of driverless vehicles, integration of demonstrator in a lab environment, verification in real operation, and project management and dissemination. The methods and concepts developed are general, but will be demonstrated in a number of case studies.