Platooning for Improved Safety and Efficiency of Semi-trucks [PISES - II]

As highlighted in the Mobility21 Next-gen trucking summit, electrification and platooning are two major technology drivers that can lead to both lower costs and emissions. The on-going project aims to identify the synergy between these two mega-trends around platooning and electrification. In the first year of the project, the research team has built high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics models to estimate the effects of platooning on the aerodynamics and subsequently, the energy consumption. In parallel, the team has built vehicle dynamics models for diesel and electric semi-trucks. In addition, the first year has led to a deep collaboration with the team's industrial project partner, Peleton Technologies. Based on the collective discussion, the team has now identified several key questions that will be tackled in the coming years using the simulation and testing infrastructure built up by the team. In particular, for this year, the team will evaluate issues related to (i) platooning configurations, (ii) safety and (iii) logistics.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $90000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
    ,    
  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    ,    
  • Principal Investigators:

    Viswanathan, Venkat

  • Start Date: 20190701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01710779
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2019 10:11AM