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Tracking Robot: Distance keeping with ultrasonic transceivers
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Fuel efficiency and safety in traffic is something that the vehicle industry prioritizes, although there is always room for improvements. This report presents how ultrasonic sensors could be used in road trains to keep distance between vehicles in order to reduce fuel consumption and increase safety. A small model in the size of a radio controlled car has been built to evaluate how this technology works in small scale. The results indicate that this can be done, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages with this technology in road trains.

Abstract [sv]

Bränsleförbrukning och säkerhet är två saker som prioriteras högt av fordonsindustrin, och det finns alltid plats för förbättringar. Denna rapport presenterar hur ultraljudssensorer kan användas för avståndshållning mellan fordon i vägtåg för att sänka bränsleförbrukningen och öka säkerheten. En liten modell i storleken av en radiostyrd bil har byggts för att undersöka hur denna teknologi fungerar i liten skala. Resultaten indikerar att denna teknik kan användas, och fördelar och nackdelar med metoden diskuteras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, MMKB 2015:17 MDAB 070
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184503OAI: diva2:916239
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-04-07Bibliographically approved

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