The Twizy

The Renault Twizy is a battery-powered two-seated electric vehicle. The Twizy is the prototype for the autonomous driving car, because it has a low purchase price for an electrical car and there is much experience at the university with this car. Other Twizy’s have been used as prototype in other projects at the university for some years. An advantage in using the Twizy is that the engine and therefore the gas pedal and speed can be controlled with an electrical signal. The control of the gas can be influenced directly with the computer by sending a signal between 0-5 Volts. This is an advantage because this reduces the work to design a control system for the speed.

Last year the low level control is applied on a Renault Twizy. The next step in making the Twizy autonomous is the High level control. This means that the Twizy is able to follow a path, and control the steering angle and speed on its own. The low level control is first simulated to be able to test the controllers without the vehicle itself. Because testing with the Twizy was not possible a test plan is written of the test that should be done to test the high level control with the Twizy.