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Aerodynamic and Flexible Trucks for Next Generation of Long Distance Road Transport

AEROFLEX

Aerodynamic and Flexible Trucks for Next Generation of Long Distance Road Transport

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Objectives: 

The transport sector contributes to about 25% of total CO2 emissions in the EU and is the only sector where the trend is still increasing. Taking into account the growing demand on the road transport system and the ambitious targets of the EC’s Transport White Paper, it is paramount to increase the efficiency of freight transport.

The vision of the AEROFLEX project is to support vehicle manufacturers and the logistics industry to achieve the coming challenges for road transport. The overall objective of the AEROFLEX project is to develop and demonstrate new technologies, concepts and architectures for complete vehicles with optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems as well as flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced interconnectedness contributing to the vision of a “physical internet”. The optimal matching of novel vehicle concepts and infrastructures is highly important, requiring the definition of smart infrastructure access policies for the next generation of trucks, load carriers and road infrastructure.

The specific technical objectives, main innovations and targeted key results are:

  1. Characterise the European freight transport market (map, quantify and predict), the drivers, the constraints, the trends, and the mode and vehicle choice criteria
  2. Develop new concepts and technologies for trucks with reduced drag, which are safer, comfortable, configurable and cost effective and ensure satisfaction of intermodal customer needs under varying transport tasks and conditions.
  3. Demonstrate potential truck aerodynamics and energy management improvements with associated impact assessments of the new vehicle concepts, technologies and features developed in the AEROFLEX project.
  4. Drafting of coherent recommendations for revising standards and legislative frameworks in order to allow the new aerodynamic and flexible vehicle concepts on the road.

To achieve an overall 18-33% efficiency improvement in road transport / long haulage by 2025+.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Man Nutzfahrzeuge Ag

Address: 
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€956,102
Partner Organisations: 

Transport & Mobility Leuven Nv

Address: 
Diestsesteenweg
3010 Kessel Lo
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€132,300

Scania Cv Ab

Address: 
Vagnmakarvagen 1
15187 Sodertalje
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€388,150

Volvo Bus Corporation

Address: 
Fästningsvägen 1
40508 Gothenburg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€332,364

Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa

Address: 
Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€824,363

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€562,500

Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research

Address: 
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€936,173

Van Eck Beesd Bv

Address: 
Oude Waag 24
4153 BV Beesd
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€385,131

Creo Dynamics Ab

Address: 
Westmansgatan 37
58216 Linkoping
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€312,869

Iveco S.p.a.

Address: 
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€339,325

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€984,051

Daf Trucks N.v.

Address: 
HUGO VAN DER GOESLAAN 1
5600 PT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€97,787

Stichting Hogeschool Van Arnhem Ennijmegen Han

Address: 
RUITENBERGLAAN 31
6802 CC ARNHEM
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€172,556

Wabco Gmbh

Address: 
AM LINDENER HAFEN 21
30453 HANNOVER
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€438,167

Medical University Hannover

Address: 
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
N/A30625 HANNOVER
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€58,375

Wabco Europe

Address: 
CHAUSSE DE LA HULPE 166
1170 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€38,574

Schmitz Cargobull Ag

Address: 
Bahnhofstrasse 22
48162 Horstmar
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€65,697

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€328,810

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€966,210

Uniresearch

Address: 
Elektronicaweg 16c
2628XG DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€199,675

Manufacture Francaise Des Pneumatiques Michelin

Address: 
Place Des Carmes Dechaux 23
63040 Clermont Ferrand
France
EU Contribution: 
€125,062

Wabco Automotive Bv

Address: 
RHIJNSPOOR 263
2901 LB CAPELLE AAN DE IJSEL
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€472,737

Union Internationale Des Sociétés De Transport Combiné Rail-Route

Address: 
rue Montoyer 31 bte 11
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€36,670

Tirsan Treyler Sanayi Ve Ticaret As

Address: 
ADLIYE KOYU 1520 NOLU SOKAK NO:3 ARIFIYE
54100 SAKARYA
Turkey
EU Contribution: 
€42,007

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab

Address: 
-
41296 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€339,125
Technologies: 
Development phase:
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