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Aerodynamic and Flexible Trucks for Next Generation of Long Distance Road Transport

Objective

The transport sector contributes to about 25% of total CO2 emissions in the EU and is the only sector where the trend is still increasing. Taking into account the growing demand on the road transport system and the ambitious targets of the EC’s Transport White Paper, it is paramount to increase the efficiency of freight transport.
The vision of the AEROFLEX project is to support vehicle manufacturers and the logistics industry to achieve the coming challenges for road transport. The overall objective of the AEROFLEX project is to develop and demonstrate new technologies, concepts and architectures for complete vehicles with optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems as well as flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced interconnectedness contributing to the vision of a “physical internet”. The optimal matching of novel vehicle concepts and infrastructures is highly important, requiring the definition of smart infrastructure access policies for the next generation of trucks, load carriers and road infrastructure.
The specific technical objectives, main innovations and targeted key results are:
1. Characterise the European freight transport market (map, quantify and predict), the drivers, the constraints, the trends, and the mode and vehicle choice criteria
2. Develop new concepts and technologies for trucks with reduced drag, which are safer, comfortable, configurable and cost effective and ensure satisfaction of intermodal customer needs under varying transport tasks and conditions.
3. Demonstrate potential truck aerodynamics and energy management improvements with associated impact assessments of the new vehicle concepts, technologies and features developed in the AEROFLEX project.
4. Drafting of coherent recommendations for revising standards and legislative frameworks in order to allow the new aerodynamic and flexible vehicle concepts on the road.
To achieve an overall 18-33% efficiency improvement in road transport / long haulage by 2025+.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aeronautical engineering
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

MAN TRUCK & BUS SE
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 956 101,56

Participants (25)

DAF TRUCKS NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 97 786,50
Address
Hugo Van Der Goeslaan 1
5643 TW Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IVECO S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 339 325
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCANIA CV AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 388 150
Address
Vagnmakarvagen 1
151 87 Sodertalje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 332 364,38
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 562 500
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 199 677
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHMITZ CARGOBULL AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 696,75
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 22
48612 Horstmar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VAN ECK BEESD BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 41 308,75
Address
Oude Waag 24
4153 BV Beesd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIRSAN TREYLER SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 42 007
Address
Adliye Koyu 1520 Nolu Sokak No:3 Arifiye
54100 Sakarya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CREO DYNAMICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 312 869,38
Address
Westmansgatan 37
582 16 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE DES PNEUMATIQUES MICHELIN
France
EU contribution
€ 125 062
Address
Place Des Carmes Dechaux 23
63040 Clermont Ferrand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WABCO EUROPE

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chausse De La Hulpe 166
1170 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 339 125
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 328 810
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 984 051,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN ARNHEM ENNIJMEGEN HAN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 172 556,25
Address
Ruitenberglaan 31
6802 CC Arnhem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 966 210
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 824 362,50
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 300
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Kessel Lo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 936 172,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 375
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 669,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WABCO AUTOMOTIVE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 511 309,97
Address
Rhijnspoor 263
2901 LB Capelle Aan De Ijsel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WABCO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 438 166,75
Address
Am Lindener Hafen 21
30453 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VAN ECK TRAILERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 343 821,60
Address
Oude Waag 24
4153 BV Beesd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)