Technical Visits

Technical visit at Lindholmen

During Thursday afternoon there will be two opportunities to visit technical demonstrations of VTI and Volvo Cars at Lindholmen, the other side of the river. Busses will take you there and back. You can choose between the session 12:45-15:15, and 14:45-17:15. The program is the same at the two occasions, and you choose between them depending on your preference regarding the sessions which run in parallel. The number of places is limited and there will be a booking system to reserve a place. Note, you can also choose to skip the technical visit and attend both sessions at Thursday afternoon. Detailed information will be available at the conference site.

When visiting VTI in Göteborg you will be able to see the simulator in action. A couple of members of the group will be able to drive in the simulator and experience the advanced motion system from the driver’s seat.

At the visit an overview of current technical advancements in collision avoidance, driver support as well as the content of the Drive Me cars will be given hands on. Further some of the future research questions and the capability of a car as collector of experimental data will be discussed.

More information and registration, see below.

Technical visit and demo driving at AstaZero,

Wednesday evening, 16:55, directly after the technical sessions, buses depart for a a technical visit at AstaZero.

AstaZero is a brand new proving ground for active safety testing with unique environments for road safety research. You will be guided at the proving ground, and there will be several technical demos.

Note, the conference fee does not include this visit. You need to register separately.

More information and registration, see below.

Technical visit at Lindholmen

September, 10, 2015 at 12:45-15:15, or 14:45-17:15
Place: Lindholmen, Göteborg
Fee: included in the conference fee, pre-registration mandatory
Registration: Please register here
Gathering: Outside the conference center.
Please note that buses leave sharp, coffee/tea will be served during the visit.

VTI

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. VTI’s principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. The institute is dedicated to the continuous development of knowledge pertaining to the transport sector, and in this way contribute actively to the attainment of the goals of Swedish transport policy.

A large part of VTI’s research concerns understanding the individual’s behaviour in the transport system. In order to continuously improve traffic safety it is important to know how the driver is affected by factors like new technology, driving dynamics, road design, drugs and alcohol, tiredness and driver support systems. With VTI’s driving simulators repeatable experiments can be carried out and realistic driving experiences created. This makes it possible, among other things, to study the effect of the driver’s condition and driver support systems on driving performance.

Driving simulation

VTI’s simulator environment is unique. It currently comprises three large, advanced driving simulators, two in Linköping and one in Göteborg. The institute uses an in-house developed open source code. VTI can therefore offer experiments tailored to the needs that exist. The same software is used throughout VTI’s simulator environment, making it possible to move experiments between the different simulators. Experiments can also be moved easily to external facilities where the institute’s software is used.

Sim IV

Sim IV is our newest simulator, inaugurated in 2011 and situated in Gothenburg. It has an advanced motion system and is the only one of VTI’s simulators to permit significant linear movement along both x- and y-axes. It is the first choice when simultaneous longitudinal and lateral acceleration is important or if a wide field of vision is prioritised. The simulator has both a passenger car compartment and a truck cab, which can be exchanged quickly. It has three LCD displays for rear-view mirrors and a visual system comprising nine projectors. The visual system gives the driver a 210-degree forward field of vision.

At FASTzero: Visit to VTI and Sim IV

When visiting VTI in Göteborg you will be able to see the simulator in action. A couple of members of the group will be able to drive in the simulator and experience the advanced motion system from the driver’s seat. The rest will be able to watch the simulator move, experience the scenarios on a screen and simultaneously see the reactions of the driver.

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Volvo Cars: Cars are driven by people…

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This is the principle that has been guiding the work by engineers at Volvo Cars in developing world first technologies addressing real world needs of car drivers over decades. This guiding principle is also the driver for Volvo Cars vision of the future:

“Our vision is to design cars that should not crash. In the shorter perspective the aim is that by 2020 no-one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.”

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This gives the background as to why a Swedish car company with a human centric approach and very high ambitions manages to drive engineering excellence into cars with an ever so intellisafe technology content. Even though much of the foundation for safety of the cars is found in the evolution of the protective properties, the revolution in collision avoidance and driver support technology will contribute significantly as the gap towards 2020 is closed. Pioneering autobrake technology, having cars that can detect and act upon critical situations as well as be able to recognize the drivers’ state and communicate to keep both the driver and the car well informed, the path towards a crash free future is also being created.

This path provides new customer opportunities as well in the areas of customer convenience and environmental care as cars may be driven autonomously. The Drive Me project is exploring this avenue with a large scale on-road set up. Using advanced but yet industry available sensing and communication technology, a 100 Volvo Cars will be in the hands of customers in Gothenburg by 2017 providing researchers and the community with new knowledge.

At FASTzero:

At the visit an overview of current technical advancements in collision avoidance, driver support as well as the content of the Drive Me cars will be given hands on. Further some of the future research questions and the capability of a car as collector of experimental data will be discussed.

Technical Demos at AstaZero

September, 9, 2015 at 16:55-21:00
Place: AstaZero Active Safety Test Area, Hällered
Fee: SEK 500, incl VAT
Gathering: Outside the conference center.
Please note that buses leave at 17:00, not later!
Dinner sandwich will be provided on the bus and is included in the fee.
Registration: Please register HERE.

Join us for a technical visit at AstaZero!

AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale test environment for future road safety. What is unique about the facility is that the different traffic environments make it possible to test advanced safety systems and their functions for all kinds of traffic and traffic situations. During this technical visit you will get a tour showing the whole facility and also some active safety demonstrations.

Schedule:

16:55 Departure from the Conference Center. Dinner sandwich will be provided on the bus
18:00 Demonstrations of safety systems at the high speed area.
20:00 Bus back either to Göteborg, stopping at the conference hotels.

Program (tentative)

  • Autoliv will demonstrate Toricelli, their automatic braking functionality.
  • IAV will present: Comfort and Safe Driving Functions:

You will see V2X based comfort brake towards traffic light by Highway Chauffeur. The technology is based on automatic longitudinal and transversal driving. Furthermore we will show Automatic collision prevention brake towards a motor cycle by Safe Driving. This technology is based on manual transversal driving.

 

In addition IAV is planning to offer a whole day demo on Thursday and Friday:

Highway Chauffeur Function:

You will have to chance to take part in a demonstration of our highly-automated driving functions in the streets of Gothenburg. We will take you on a ride with our demo vehicle and present you the details of our Highway Chauffeur function. Meet us at our stand at the conference and we will arrange a test drive for you.

Are you interested in holding a demonstration for about 15 minutes at this event?

AstaZero provides:

  • Track for demonstration 9 September
  • Track for rehearsal 4 and 9 September
  • Service from AstaZero staff
  • AstaZero equipment

AstaZero provides equipment to actual cost:

  • Sound System
  • LED Screen 2*3 meter

Please contact Jenny Viklund for more information, jenny.viklund@astazero.com.

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