In the last ten years an extensive effort has been made to conduct advanced research in this area, in collaboration with extensive laboratory testing equipment and vehicles from the AES lab. The research focus is on improved tyre dynamics modeling (beyond the standard tyre models), modeling and analysis of articulated (long and heavy) vehicles (LZVs), and building and developing an electric research vehicle for energy-efficient aspects in EVs. A subject that is intimately linked to the previous subject is the theme of ‘Connected Car’, in which cooperative and autonomous driving is investigated to support improved traffic flows on highways and increased fuel efficiency.
People active in this area: Dr.ir. I.J.M. Besselink & Prof.dr. H. Nijmeijer