Projects in Focus

Project in Focus: The ZEFES project consortium held a stakeholder symposium in Spain

In the ZEFES project, the commercial vehicle manufacturers, demonstrate flexible zero emission vehicle platforms with modular powertrains for the long-haul freight EcoSystem. The objective is to provide means for decarbonising the long-distance freight transport sector by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across Europe. On 24 and 25 October ZEFES organised a stakeholder symposium at IDIADA's testing facilities in Santa Oliva, Spain. One of the objectives of the ZEFES project is to understand the needs and requirements for implementing zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in real-world operations. A survey was...
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Hi-Drive webinar: Automated Driving in adverse weather conditions and GNSS denied areas

On 22 September 2023, from 10.00 to 12.00 CEST, the Hi-Drive consortium will host a webinar on Automated Driving in adverse weather conditions, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) denied areas. The Hi-Drive project advances the European state-of-the-art of automated driving from SAE L3' Conditional Automation' further towards 'High Automation' by demonstrating in large-scale trials the robustness and reliability of connected and automated driving (CAD) functions. The focus is on testing and evaluating a variety of functionalities, from motorway chauffeur to urban chauffeur, analysed in various scenarios covering different driving cultures across Europe. In the upcoming...
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Hi-Drive news: September events

Following a series of summer school events organised within the framework of previous research projects such as AdaptIVe and L3Pilot, the flagship EU Project for automated driving, Hi-Drive organises the first Summer School on ‘Driving towards the deployment of Higher Automation’, taking place on 06 and 07 September 2023, at the summer resort of Porto Heli in Greece. During this two-day event, prominent speakers in the field will give highly relevant lectures on the latest developments and main challenges in the field of Automated Driving (AD). This first edition will focus on the thematic areas: Learning-based AD perception and decision-making, AD system-theoretic safety...
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Project in Focus: TranSensus LCA

The project TranSensus LCA aims to develop a European-wide harmonised, commonly accepted life cycle assessment (LCA) approach for zero-emission road transport. LCA, in general, is a tool to calculate a product’s environmental footprint over the entire life cycle (starting from natural resource acquisition via the production and use stage to disposal and recycling). This is highly relevant for zero-emission vehicles (e.g. battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles) to make the most informed choices for achieving sustainability. One major step in the project is to prepare and strive for alignment. Therefore, TranSensus LCA involves all key stakeholders to harmonise their...
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Project in Focus: MODI

  The MODI Project (a leap towards SAE L4 automated driving features) aims to push the boundaries of automated driving capabilities for the transport of goods. Co-funded by European Union, MODI explores the improvements that connected, cooperative and automated mobility (CCAM) brings to the logistic sector. In MODI, leading European heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers (notably DAF Trucks and Volvo Group), ITS solutions providers, test centres, logistic companies, road authorities and cities/regions collaborate along the corridor from Rotterdam to Oslo. The project will identify and address barriers for automated vehicles (no requirement for human interaction in their operations) in...
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Project in Focus: ZEFES

The ZEFES project develops “Zero Emission Flexible vehicle platforms with modular powertrains serving the long-haul freight EcoSystem”. It addresses the decarbonisation of long-distance freight transport by demonstrating real-world applications with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across Europe. On 11 May 2023 ZEFES held, as part of the Transport and Logistics 2023 conference, a seminar on zero-emission heavy-duty road transport: perspectives and innovation testing in real operations. At this event, ZEFES informed the participants about the vehicles, infrastructure, and logistics operations requirements to accelerate the adoption and...
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