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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-ART-2017-Two-Stages
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 252 384,97

Participants (20)

DAF TRUCKS NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 904 948,14
Address
Hugo Van Der Goeslaan 1
5643 TW Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DAIMLER AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 506 651,45
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IVECO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 559 075
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAN TRUCK & BUS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 839 686,63
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCANIA CV AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 205 262,50
Address
Vagnmakarvagen 1
151 87 Sodertalje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 930 962,03
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES FOURNISSEURS AUTOMOBILES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 976 253,75
Address
Cours Saint Michel 30 Boite G
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS & SERVICES EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 648 025
Address
Avenue Louise 326
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 241 852,50
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
EU contribution
€ 1 775 350
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 237 500,38
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 700 770
Address
Lowentaler Strasse 20
88046 Friedrichshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZF CV SYSTEMS HANNOVER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 980 560
Address
Am Lindener Hafen 21
30453 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 285 100
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DAIMLER FLEETBOARD GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Am Wallgraben 125
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BREMBO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 027,50
Address
Via Brembo 25
24035 Curno Bg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 375
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 593,75
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DAIMLER TRUCK AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 913 504,61
Address
Mercedesstrasse 120
70372 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)