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Active Steering of Long Combination Vehicles

Work aimed at exploring the benefits gained by adding steering to long combination vehicles.

By steering all axles of an articulated vehicle a number of benefits can be achieved, including swept path reduction, tyre wear improvement and reduced rearward amplification during high-speed transients. Excellent progress has been made using simulations and testing on an experimental articulated vehicle built by the researchers with members of the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium. Current work includes investigating benefits of long combination vehicles.

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Jun 17, 2015

CVDC Slip-Control Braking System featured on BBC

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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.

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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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