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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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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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