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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+.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-GV-2017

Coordinator

MAN TRUCK & BUS SE
Net EU contribution
€ 795 968,25
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 341 129,25

Participants (26)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MAN TRUCK & BUS OSTERREICH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 53 478,52
Address
Schonauerstrasse 5
4400 Steyr

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Steyr-Kirchdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 919,36
DAF TRUCKS NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 97 786,50
Address
Hugo Van Der Goeslaan 1
5643 TW Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 41 908,50
IVECO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 339 325,00
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 145 425,00
SCANIA CV AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 388 150,00
Address
Vagnmakarvagen 1
151 87 Sodertalje

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 166 350,00
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 332 364,38
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 142 441,87
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 562 500,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 306 331,79
Address
Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 131 285,06
SCHMITZ CARGOBULL AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 65 696,75
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 22
48612 Horstmar

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 28 155,75
VAN ECK BEESD BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 41 308,75
Address
Oude Waag 24
4153 BV Beesd

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Zuidwest-Gelderland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 17 703,75
TIRSAN TREYLER SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 42 007,00
Address
Adliye Koyu 1520 Nolu Sokak No:3 Arifiye
54100 Sakarya

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Doğu Marmara Kocaeli Sakarya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 003,00
FAURECIA CREO AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 312 869,38
Address
Pursergatan 1
582 78 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 134 086,87
MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE DES PNEUMATIQUES MICHELIN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 125 062,00
Address
Place Des Carmes Dechaux 23
63040 Clermont Ferrand

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 53 598,00
WABCO EUROPE

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chausse De La Hulpe 166
1170 Brussels

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 339 125,00
Address
-
412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 328 810,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 984 051,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN ARNHEM ENNIJMEGEN HAN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 172 556,25
Address
Ruitenberglaan 31
6802 CC Arnhem

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 966 210,00
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 414 090,00
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 824 362,50
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 132 300,00
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Leuven

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 56 700,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 936 172,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 58 375,00
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 36 669,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 715,50
WABCO AUTOMOTIVE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 511 309,97
Address
Rhijnspoor 263
2901 LB Capelle Aan De Ijsel

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 219 132,84
ZF CV SYSTEMS HANNOVER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 438 166,75
Address
Am Lindener Hafen 21
30453 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 187 785,75
VAN ECK TRAILERS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 343 821,60
Address
Oude Waag 24
4153 BV Beesd

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Zuidwest-Gelderland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 147 352,11