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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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Latest Publications

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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