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Successful field trials at Stora Holm – Cooperative Driving in practice

Successful field trials at Stora Holm – Cooperative Driving in practice

During the week, the SAFER project CoAct conducted field tests before the competition Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge, which takes place in May in Holland. Viktoria Institute is leading the project and coordinate the three contributions from Sweden who will participate in the competition.

Three teams from Chalmers, KTH, and Halmstad University was in place at Stora Holm’s test track for three days when technology and systems tuned in to meet the great challenge – to run platoons where the race leader determines the starting, speed and braking, and the other cars through advanced technology, automatically follows the “highway trains”.

“Very successful days where teams had to trim systems, fix the remaining bugs and most importantly – to show that this works in practice,” says project leader Jonas Didoff, Viktoria Institute.

There were about 30 visitors from vehicle manufacturers, the Swedish Transport Administration and other stakeholders during a sunny, but windy day, got to see and experience how sensors, positioning equipment and cooperative communication between vehicles can realize it as long discussed the idea of platoons.