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Automated Driving of Long Vehicle Combinations

Long vehicle combinations (LVCs) refer to modular road vehicles that are longer and heavier than the currently permitted dimensions in Europe. Due to increased vehicle productivity and reduced environmental impact a general introduction of LVCs is currently being investigated within Sweden.

This presentation exemplifies how driver assistance functionality for high-speed maneuvering can be designed and realized for LVCs. The main focus is the derivation and usage of traffic situation predictions in order to provide driver support functionalities with a high driver acceptance. The traffic situation predictions are of a tactical character and include a time horizon of up to 10 s.

Peter Nilsson, Volvo Group
Peter Nilsson received the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering in 2000 from Chalmers University of Technology. Since 2002, he is with Volvo Trucks chassis department. From 2002 to 2012 he was a senior vehicle analyst involved in development and research of vehicle dynamics and noise and vibration isolation. Since 2012 he is currently working toward Ph.D. degree with the Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology.