Uptime for Driverless vehicles

Reference number
Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL)
Funding from Vinnova SEK 6 073 187
Project duration November 2018 - June 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture Transport Efficiency
Call 2018-02072-en

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.

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 2018

Reference number 2018-02713

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