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Maintenance on Demand

Objective

In the commercial vehicle industry, service contract are of prime importance both for dealers and customers. Selling service contract impose to the dealers to guarantee the best level of services when it comes to maintain customer vehicles. Dealers must avoid, as far as possible, unplanned stop to happen and consequently guarantee to the customer an optimal availability of his vehicles. On a customer perspective, the service contract is a guarantee he will keep a constant level of performance when using his vehicle in his day-by-day business. Moreover, it also represents an important source of expenses. For the vehicle manufactures to ensure a cer-tain level of vehicle uptime, it is necessary to have precise knowledge of the vehicle health state and to minimize the immobilization time in case of a breakdown. New researches results in the field of condition monitoring and prediction of remaining life time of vehicle components will give an accurate image of the vehicle health status. This information can result in a dynamic maintenance planning, maintenance on the fly and repair on the fly. Research activities in the field of capturing work loads and operational constraints will be used to analyze vehicle configuration, operating conditions and vehicle usage. That will be beneficial to develop new sales offers. Progressively “mobility” offers should replace “service contract” based on the combination of hard products (vehicle configuration) and relevant soft products (services). The system will be able to balance adequate between the current offer and the vehicle data feedback and analysis. The vehicle aftermarket sales are one of the major sources of revenue for the vehicle manu-factures today. In contrary to this, for the transport sector (the users of the vehicle) the vehicle downtime (when the vehicle can’t operate) is a huge cost. The projects vision is to provide the enablers to maximize the vehicle uptime during the complete life-cycle.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 601 115
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bonnot (Mr.)

Participants (9)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 968 685
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
DHL Worldwide Express Logistics
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 204 868
Address
De Kleetlaan 1
1831 Machelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Kemps (Mr.)
Avonwood Developments Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 180
Address
Knoll Technology Centre, Stapehill Road
BH21 7ND Wimborne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Thomas (Dr.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 361 400
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Peeters (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 370 756
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katri Kurvinen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 724
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Glesner (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE TROYES
France
EU contribution
€ 258 454
Address
Rue Marie Curie 12
10004 Troyes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Piffre (Ms.)
MOBISOFT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 242 902
Address
Hatanpaan Valtatie 26
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Riihentupa (Ms.)
CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 201 267
Address
Guerickestrasse 7
60488 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maja Stevanovic (Ms.)