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

Electrification and platooning are two major technology drivers that can lead to both lower costs and emissions for transportation. The on-going project continues 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 the second year of the project, the team has built machine-learning accelerated models to determine the aerodynamics of platoons. In this project, the team will now be able to address several key questions around (i) the effect of platooning configurations and added sensor stack for platooning and (ii) trade-off between safety and energy savings related to velocity smoothing.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • 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
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  • 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

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Viswanathan, Venkat

  • Start Date: 20200701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739001
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 11 2020 10:25AM