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Combined Steering and Braking Control

Integrating HGV trailer braking control and active steering to enhance vehicle stability

Active trailer steering has been shown to improve both path tracking performance and roll stability of tractor-semitrailer vehicles at high speed. The combined steering and braking control project aims to integrate slip control braking with active steering trailer for even further enhanced stability.

Techniques based around Model Predictive Control have been successfully demonstrated in simulation and the focus is now on real time implementation on the CVDC test 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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