Cooperative driving

TU/e is working to make cooperative driving a reality. Wireless communication is used to regulate speed and distance between vehicles with Cooperative Adaptive
Cruise Control (C-ACC). In C-ACC, automated information on variables such as speed and acceleration is obtained from other vehicles on the road. The corresponding controller ensures that any changes in speed by the driver in front of you are immediately registered in the cooperative vehicle. TU/e has successfully installed a C-ACC controller in a DAF truck, and in 2011, it participated in the Grand
Cooperative Driving Challenge on the highway between Helmond and Eindhoven. Cooperative driving combines a lot of technologies and disciplines, such as regulation engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, embedded systems, vehicle dynamics, and human—machine interactions.