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modUlaR and flexible solutions for urBAN-sIzed Zero-Emissions last-mile Delivery and services vehicles

Objective

The steadily growing demand related to increasing urbanisation is turning the management of logistics flows in urban areas a more complex process, with higher demand for adaptability and flexibility for the new solutions to contribute to optimise the overall transport capacity, reducing operational costs and negative impacts (health, safety). URBANIZED develops and demonstrates the next generation of modular vehicle architectures for urban-sized commercial e-vehicles, satisfying design principles of optimisation and right-sizing vehicles for their mission, delivering outputs in 3 dimensions: 1) high-performance e-powertrain components and control architectures, through the use of advanced co-design approaches; 2) interchangeable, plug & play cargo modules for different urban freight transport use case scenarios and 3) integrated energy and fleet management strategies using data, connectivity and learning algorithms. URBANIZED follows a holistic design approach working at 3 levels (systems, vehicle, fleet) during the entire project: starting with the definition of specific mission profiles within 2 main pre-selected use cases (last-mile delivery of retail, e-commerce, courier and post; HoReCa and other urban on-demand services), during the optimisation loops of the design process, and until project demonstrations, to be performed both physical and in virtual environments, covering the specific requirements of operators. URBANIZED brings a complementary multi-disciplinary consortium of 9 partners from 6 EU countries, involving all relevant actors from the value chain, from academic, to industrial (TIER1, OEMs) and logistics operators. Aiming at broadening dissemination and impact, URBANIZED defines an extended partnership, involving 3 satellite cities (Groningen, Madrid and Bergen) committed to CO2-emissions free logistics in their city centres by 2030 and a high volume OEM (Ford) highly positioned in the LCV market, all interested in replicability of project results.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 752 461,47

Participants (8)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 734 875
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 507 802,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 146 788,13
Address
Vahrenwalder Str. 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALKE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 933 187,50
Address
Via Cile 3-5-7
35127 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 598 750
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 215 250
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BPOST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 134 750
Address
Muntcentrum
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES FOURNISSEURS AUTOMOBILES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 95 375
Address
Cours Saint Michel 30 Boite G
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other