CoACT - Cooperative Autonomous Car Train

Project manager
Jonas Didoff
Period
2010-09-01 - 2011-08-31

Cooperative systems are essential in order to reach vision zero. Few passive or active safety systems are available for unprotected road users. To improve their safety, cooperation and communication between the unprotected road users, vehicles and infrastructure is necessary. Cooperative systems have traditionally been developed with one single technology and by one OEM / institute. In the GCDC teams will for the first time compete with systems developed individually and at different universities, based on a common communication standard, constituting a more realistic scenario for future cooperative driving. The aim in this project is to build competences, recourses, network and a physical research platform for active cooperative systems. The working aim is participation in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge where the best R&D teams in the world meet to drive the development of cooperative systems. The coming challenge is addressing platooning which support both impaired and alert drivers in handling obstacles, traffic conflicts and adapting the speed to current conditions. The project forms a Swedish team, collaboration with students, researchers and industry. Knowledge and IP within the area of vehicles communication and fusion with vehicles sensors will be gained, an emerging area for commercialization. The Swedish team will enter the competition with three vehicles that are available through our industry partners. Scania and the Royal Technical Institute (KTH) will develop a platooning platform for a truck. Students and researchers from Chalmers and Halmstad University will develop one platform each that will be installed in cars supplied by Volvo Cars and AB Volvo.

Short facts

Project title: CoACT - Cooperative Autonomous Car Train
Project type:
Financier(s):
SAFER & IVSS
Partner(s):
Viktoria Institute, Chalmers, Volvo Car Corporation, AB Volvo, Autoliv, Denso
Period:
-
Project No:
A25

Project publications

As the number of cars in the roads increase new strategies to alleviate traffic congestion problems are necessary. Cooperative driving is deemed an efficient and sustainable solution to help mitigating some of the problems generated by
Author(s)
Bruno Augusto, Alireza Ebadighajari, Cristofer Englund, Usman Hakeem, Naga V. Irukulapati, Josef Nilsson, Ali Raza, Reza Sadeghitabar
Year of publication
2011
Project
CoACT - Cooperative Autonomous Car Train (A25)
In this paper, we present the Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) architecture, which was proposed and implemented by the team from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, that joined the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) in
Author(s)
Roozbeh Kianfar, Bruno Augusto, Alireza Ebadighajari, Usman Hakeem, Josef Nilsson, Ali Raza, Reza S. Tabar, Naga VishnuKanth Irukulapati,  Cristofer Englund, Paolo Falcone, Stylianos Papanastasiou, Lennart Svensson, Henk Wymeersch
Published in
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13 (3), pp. 994-1007
Year of publication
2012
Project
Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge pre-study (A16)
The first edition of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) was held in the Netherlands in May 2011. Nine international teams competed in urban and highway platooning scenarios with prototype vehicles using cooperative adaptive cruise control.
Author(s)
Jonas Mårtensson, Assad Alam, Sagar Behere, Muhammad Altamash Ahmed Khan, Joakim Kjellberg, Liang Kuo-Yun, Henrik Pettersson, Dennis Sundman
Published in
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13 (3), pp. 1033-1049
Year of publication
2012
Project
Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge pre-study (A16)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Scania are entering the GCDC 2011 under the name Scoop – Stockholm Cooperative Driving. This paper is an introduction to their team and to the technical approach they are using
Author(s)
Assad Alam, Fredrik Asplund, Sagar M. Behere, Mattias Björk, Liliana Garcia Alonso, Farzad Khaksari, Altamash Khan, Joakim Kjellberg, Kuo-Yun Liang, Rickard Lyberger, Jonas Mårtensson, John-Olof Nilsson, Henrik Pettersson, Simon Pettersson, Elin Stålklinga, Dennis Sundman, Dave Zachariah
Year of publication
2011
Project
CoACT - Cooperative Autonomous Car Train (A25)
Traffic congestion is a large and growing problem in many countries due to an ever increasing number of vehicles. Increasing capacity by simply extending the road infrastructure is in many places impossible due to space and
Author(s)
Kristoffer Lidström, Johan Andersson, Fredrik Bergh, Mattias Bjäde, Spencer Mak, Katrin Sjöberg
Year of publication
2011
Project
CoACT - Cooperative Autonomous Car Train (A25)

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