Cooperative Systems R&D
Designing V2V, V2I, and V2X systems to support advanced safety, mobility, and environmental improvements has been a strength of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for many years. SwRI designs, develops, tests, and demonstrates all elements of a connected vehicle system to include traffic management system integration and firmware level security protocols.
Using communication to exchange information amongst mobile assets can increase multi-vehicle system-level performance, SwRI has realized cooperative convoy and platooning systems as well as a cooperative sensor sharing system to meet specific client objectives.
Traffic System Modeling and Simulation
Understanding exactly how large-scale deployment of cooperative systems will impact traffic systems is important throughout the design process. SwRI possesses significant modeling and simulation (M&S) capability to enable the use of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing with virtual vehicles that behave and act according to various configurable behavior models in different environments.
Examples of SwRI Cooperative Systems Programs
- Real-time Sensor Validation
- Connected Vehicle Affliated Test Bed
- Cooperative Vehicle-based Lane-level Modeling
- Cooperative Perimeter Patrol
- Cooperative Convoy System (CCS)
- Multi-vehicle Platooning
- Cooperative Sensor Sharing System
- Traffic Modeling and Simulation
- Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (CVII)
- Connected Vehicle DSRC Certification Testing—OmniAir
- Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Retrofit Safety Device Development
- FDOT SunGuide Connected Vehicle Software
- Cooperative Perimeter Patrol System and Method
- Cooperative Sensor-Sharing Vehicle Traffic Safety System
- Patent Pending:
Lemmer, S., and Chambers, D., inventors; Southwest Research Institute, assignee. Sensor Data Confidence Estimation Based on Statistical Analysis. United States patent application 14732002, filed June 5, 2015.