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Research Themes

ABS Strategies for Heavy Vehicles
Research aimed at improving the performance of ABS systems in heavy vehicles.
Active Steering of Long Combination Vehicles
Work aimed at exploring the benefits gained by adding steering to long combination vehicles.
Combined Steering and Braking Control
Integrating HGV trailer braking control and active steering to enhance vehicle stability
Energy Efficiency of Vehicles
Research into the energy efficiency of long combination vehicles (LCVs) and the benefits of regenerative braking
Load Measuring Mat and Weigh-in-Motion
The development of weigh-in-motion sensors and the TRG's Load Measuring mat. Multipl-sensor Weigh-in-motion technology.
Longer Semitrailer Project
This project is building a longer semitrailer with the CVDC's active steering technology, in partnership with SDC, Tridec, Goodyear, Haldex and Wincanton.
Traffic modelling
Simulation of traffic flows in order to predict changes to congestion and fuel consumption
Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension Design
Research into the design of suspension for heavy vehicles by the CVDC
Vehicle-Road Interaction
Research related to the dynamic interaction of vehicles with the road, and the results this interaction has on both the road and the vehicle.
Vulnerable Road Users
Research into collision avoidance between low-speed HGVs and cyclists

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CVDC Slip-Control Braking System featured on BBC

May 23, 2015

CVDC Slip-Control Braking System featured on BBC

The Mechanics of Heavy Duty Trucks and Truck Combinations - A Four Day Professional Development Course: 7-10 July, 2014

Jan 28, 2014

The Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC) is pleased to present a four day event focussed on the dynamics of heavy goods vehicles. The event will include the definitive UMTRI course on heavy truck dynamics as well as hardware and software demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Slip Control Braking Vehicle Tests Completed

Nov 06, 2013

Researchers in the CVDC recently completed the first set of full scale straight-line braking tests on the CVDC's new slip control braking system.

Advanced Braking Technology featured in Transport Engineer

Feb 12, 2013

Advanced Braking Technology: Cover Story of 'Transport Engineer' February 2013

Anthony Best Dynamics Joins the CVDC

Dec 03, 2012

CVDC is pleased to announce Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) as the newest member of the consortium.

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