Project in Focus: AEROFLEX
The European Green Deal and our ambition towards climate neutrality make CO2 emission reduction and road transport efficiency a priority without alternatives. Especially for commercial vehicles, this will remain a significant challenge in the years to come. For this reason, the EUCAR members DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile, coordinated by MAN Truck and Bus, collaborate in the AEROFLEX project, developing new technologies, concepts and architectures for future heavy goods vehicles. By optimising aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems, these vehicles shall demonstrate a reduced carbon footprint while improving road transport efficiency and safety. Flexible and adaptable loading units, using connectivity, will further increase the overall logistic efficiency. The EUCAR members are integrating all project innovations in their demonstrator vehicles for on-road testing.
AEROFLEX will demonstrate all innovations at the final project event, 28 September 2021 on the ZF test track in Jeversen, Germany. The format of the event will be hybrid, with physical and virtual participants. The registration for virtual participation is already open (here).
Seventeen partners from universities, research centres, automotive suppliers, logistic providers and road authorities complement the EUCAR members in AEROFLEX. The project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769658.
For further information on the project results, please visit the project website.
|October 2017||42 months||€11.8 million||€9.5 million||https://aeroflex-project.eu/|
|Partners:||Coordinator: MAN Truck & Bus|
|EUCAR members: DAF Trucks, IVECO, Scania AB, Volvo Group and FIAT Chrysler Automobile.|
|Partners: 17 partners from universities, research centres, automotive suppliers, logistic providers and road authorities.|