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Traffic modelling

Simulation of traffic flows in order to predict changes to congestion and fuel consumption

Models for simulation of both dual- and single-carriageway traffic on a microscopic (vehicle-by-vehicle) basis have been developed, including lane changing and overtaking behaviour. 

Vehicle trajectories from simulation can then be passed as drive cycles to an energy or fuel consumption model to investigate the consumption of individual vehicles, across a class of vehicle or across the whole fleet of vehicles.

Investigations to date have included the effects on increasing heavy vehicle size on motorway traffic and the effect of increasing single-carriageway speed limits for heavy vehicles.

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Oct 04, 2015

Latest Publications from the CVDC

CVDC Slip-Control Braking System featured on BBC

Jun 17, 2015

CVDC Slip-Control Braking System featured on BBC

Tridec releases Path-Following Steering

Jun 16, 2015

Tridec releases path-following steering system

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.

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