Project in Focus: ENSEMBLE public demonstration event

On 23 September 2021, the ENSEMBLE project held its public demonstration event to show that multi-brand platooning is a reality in Europe. EUCAR supports ENSEMBLE as it is the EUCAR flagship project in automation for commercial vehicles.

The ENSEMBLE project is paving the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe. Truck platooning links two or more trucks in convoy using connectivity, while multi-brand platooning connects vehicles from different manufacturers. This improves energy efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions while increasing traffic efficiency and safety.

At the event, all involved heavy-duty vehicles manufacturers connected seven trucks to build a platoon. The vehicles closely followed each other at a set distance, by using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. The platoon drove from a logistics hub to Barcelona harbour on open roads. The participants could follow the demonstration in real-time while learning more about the ENSEMBLE project.

For more information, visit the project website.

Project facts:

Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
June 2018 42 months €26 million €19.8 million
Partners: Coordinator: TNO

EUCAR members: DAF Trucks, IVECO, MAN Bus & Trucks, SCANIA and VOLVO GROUP.

Partners: CLEPA, NXP, ZF, WABCO, Bosch, Continental , IDIADA, UGE, KTH, VU Brussel and ERTICO.