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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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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

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