Projects in Focus
In the TRANSFORMERS project (Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency), EUCAR members developed a solution to achieve 25% energy efficiency per tonne kilometres in a real-world application. This was achieved by combining in a modular approach three concepts:
Rightsizing by means of hybridization,
truck engine downsizing and
trailer design addressing aerodynamics and load efficiency improvements.
Since September 2013 the TRANSFORMERS project successfully developed an innovative tractor-semitrailer and a truck-trailer. The solutions will enable up to 8 % energy saving per tonne kilometre in long haulage and up to 12 % for distribution...
AdaptIVe (Automated Driving Applications and Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles) develops, tests and evaluates automated driving applications for passenger cars and trucks in daily traffic. After three and a half years of European wide cooperation, partners will showcase automated driving functions in the eight built-up demonstrator vehicles during the project’s Final Event in Aachen, Germany, on June 28 and 29, 2017. The two days event will feature driving demonstrations in cars and one truck on public roads and in a simulated urban environment.
The AdaptIVe functions will also be the focus of presentations during a dedicated conference answering questions regarding legal aspects,...