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ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe

ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe

Objective

The main goal of the ENSEMBLE project is to pave the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe to improve fuel economy, traffic safety and throughput. This will be demonstrated by driving six differently branded trucks in one (or more) platoon(s) under real world traffic conditions across national borders.

Following objectives are defined:
-Achieve safe platooning for trucks of different brands. Relevant authorities will be approached to jointly define road approval requirements including V2I communication.
-Work towards the standardization of different aspects of platooning: manoeuvres for forming and dissolving of platoons, operational conditions, communication protocols, message sets, and safety mechanisms. Platooning Levels will be defined to guide the design of different platooning functionalities and strategies, reflecting the full diversity of trucks with platooning functionality. Stakeholder groups will be set up to ensure that the pre-standards are taken up by the respective organisations and working groups to form the actual standards. If necessary a multi-brand platooning working group will be initiated.
-Real-life platooning: The intended practical tests on test tracks and in real life serve a three-fold purpose: 1) “learning by doing” testing across a C-ITS corridor in Europe, 2) assess the impact on traffic, infrastructure and logistics, while gathering relevant data of critical scenarios and 3) promote multi-brand platooning through a final event.

ENSEMBLE brings the key actors for deployment together: six major truck OEMs will form the core of the project consortium, supported by CLEPA that will act as an umbrella organisation to involve all relevant suppliers. In addition, a limited number of expert organizations will be involved to cover specific topics such as safety assessment, traffic impact, and platoon control system design.

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 154 706,25

Participants (19)

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DAF TRUCKS NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 885 945,90

DAIMLER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 422 956,07

IVECO S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 561 875

MAN TRUCK & BUS SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 026 521,88

SCANIA CV AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 2 208 062,50

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 921 228,23

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES FOURNISSEURS AUTOMOBILES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 976 250

EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS & SERVICES EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 547 400

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 244 652,50

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 626 875

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 237 500,38

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 700 770

WABCO GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 980 560

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 285 100

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 117 500

DAIMLER FLEETBOARD GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 402 139,50

FRENI BREMBO Spa

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 80 027,50

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 340 375

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 59 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 769115

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 26 046 076,88

  • EU contribution

    € 19 780 383,21

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands