KTH Research Concept Vehicle
The KTH Research Concept Vehicle is a rolling research and demonstration laboratory for vehicle research concerning sustainable transport systems. The purpose of the vehicle is to have a platform where research results can be implemented and evaluated in real-life.
The project ”Research Concept Vehicle” aims at realizing a research-based concept vehicle that will be used to validate and demonstrate current and future research results. The design is modular to include research from several disciplines and the design is highly versatile enabling a wide array of different functions to be tested, e.g 2WD, 4WD, 2WS, 4WS, torque vectoring, SBW, etc.
The RCV have been developed at KTH and Integrated Transport Research Lab through a collaborative effort between both researchers and students from multiple Schools and Departments at KTH.
Funding for the RCV is mainly from KTH own funding.
Ongoing research with the RCV
There are a number of research projects carried out at KTH that are using and have used the RCV, below some examples:
Fault-Tolerant Over-Actuated Hybrid Electric Vehicles, ( SHC funded project) POSTER (pdf 961 kB)
Generic Vehicle Motion Modelling and Control for Enhanced Driving Dynamics and Energy Management ( SHC funded project) POSTER (pdf 2.5 MB)
Innovative lightweight vehicle concept with wheel corner modules, ( ECO2 Vehicle Design funded project) POSTER (pdf 394 kB)
Presentation: "Research Concept Vehicle (RCV) - Research platform for future vehicle concepts" (pdf 1.9 MB)