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Development of Vehicle Platoon Control System Based on V2V Communication 

Overview

This project builds a multi-vehicle communication system based on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology to study multi-target vehicle platoon control and vehicle group formation control strategy. The developed platoon control system can be used for one driver to manage multiple vehicles, which helps improve driver utilisation rate and road transportation capacity.

Research completion
2021
Commercialisation opportunities
Exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

The logistics industry demand increases rapidly every year, and faces several problems, such as shortage of professional drivers, limit of working hours, transportation safety and efficiency, and environmental pollution, etc.

Innovation
  • V2V direct communication
  • Attain stable driving by synthesising the desired speed and the desired distrance between vehicles 
Key impact
  • One driver can drive multiple vehicles to improve transportation efficiency
  • The Vehicle Platoon Control System automatically controls vehicle spacing to improve road utilisation
  • Vehicle platoon driving reduces wind resistance, making it more economic to drive
Application
  • Autonomous driving vehicle
  • Coordinated control of multi-intelligent robots
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS)

Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.

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