The so-called zero vision representing the total elimination of fatalities and serious injuries as a result of traffic accidents, requires research in areas such as sensor technology, signal processing, driver behaviour and autonomous vehicle control.
Scania has started the iQDrive project to creat a project to generate an overall picture of vehicle safety in heavy vehicles. In the previous FFI project NGDS (Next Generation Distance Sensor), Scania together with the University of Linköping, examined the forward-looking sensors long-range radar, LIDAR and camera to get an idea of what requirements must met in order to properly, and with high confidence, describe the surroundings in front vehicle. In addition to the pure sensor technology investigations, the project also intends to investigate how one or more radar units and cameras can increase system Confidence in the description of the surroundings in front of the vehicle.
FFI project ATC (Advanced Trajectory Control) aimed to study to explore the potential that exists through the use of active control of the front wheels, brakes, engine and driveline. In iQDrive the knowledge that exists within vehicle dynamics, together with knowledge of the ATC project basis to work the deeper understanding of how vehicles are affected when they are given safety critical situations controlled autonomously.
An important component is the servo steering. Not only is it a critical part in the controls system of the truck, it is also at present, significant consumer of energy. In this project new electro-hydraulic servo steering system is studied, both theoretically and experimentally.
Last updated: 2011-01-24