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ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€25 949 017
EU Contribution
€19 780 383
Project website
Project Acronym
ENSEMBLE
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The main goal of the ENSEMBLE project is to pave the way for the adoption of multi-brand truck platooning in Europe to improve fuel economy, traffic safety and throughput. This will be demonstrated by driving six differently branded trucks in one (or more) platoon(s) under real world traffic conditions across national borders.

Following objectives are defined:

  • Achieve safe platooning for trucks of different brands. Relevant authorities will be approached to jointly define road approval requirements including V2I communication.
  • Work towards the standardization of different aspects of platooning: manoeuvres for forming and dissolving of platoons, operational conditions, communication protocols, message sets, and safety mechanisms. Platooning Levels will be defined to guide the design of different platooning functionalities and strategies, reflecting the full diversity of trucks with platooning functionality. Stakeholder groups will be set up to ensure that the pre-standards are taken up by the respective organisations and working groups to form the actual standards. If necessary, a multi-brand platooning working group will be initiated.
  • Real-life platooning: The intended practical tests on test tracks and in real life serve a three-fold purpose:
  1. “learning by doing” testing across a C-ITS corridor in Europe,
  2. assess the impact on traffic, infrastructure and logistics, while gathering relevant data of critical scenarios and
  3. promote multi-brand platooning through a final event.
Methodology

ENSEMBLE brings the key actors for deployment together: six major truck OEMs will form the core of the project consortium, supported by CLEPA that will act as an umbrella organisation to involve all relevant suppliers. In addition, a limited number of expert organizations will be involved to cover specific topics such as safety assessment, traffic impact, and platoon control system design.

Brands and types of trucks inherently have different characteristics for braking, acceleration, power and speed as well as specific controllers (e.g. AEBS, ACC). To adequately address these heterogeneous aspects, ENSEMBLE firstly aims to conceptualize an un-branded platoon-enabled “white label truck” (a vehicle that collects all the common features among different OEMs), in order to define a multi-brand platooning concept and generic interface between vehicles of different brands. In the second phase, the focus will shift to the implementation, verification, and validation of platooning technology, using simulations, experiments on a test track, and ultimately driving on public highways in a multi-brand setting. During these real-life tests, data is collected for verification and validation of the developed platooning technology at the level of platoon coordination, and to import this data into a database of platooning-relevant traffic scenarios. Furthermore the impact of platooning on logistics, road safety, other drivers’ behavior, traffic and congestion, and infrastructures will be assessed and necessary mitigation measures will be proposed. Besides the technical aspects constituting the basis of the project, an integral multi-brand approach also requires a corresponding business concept, which will be addressed as part of the project scope.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
Other Programme
ART-03-2017 Multi-Brand platooning in real traffic conditions

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97, 6060 DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 154 706
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Scania Cv Ab
Address
Vagnmakarvagen 1, 15187 Sodertalje, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 208 063
Organisation
Volvo Bus Corporation
Address
Fästningsvägen 1, 40508 Gothenburg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€1 921 229
Organisation
Agc Glass Europe Sa
Address
AVENUE JEAN MONNET 4, 1348 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€976 250
Organisation
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
Address
Brinellvagen 8, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
EU Contribution
€285 100
Organisation
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Address
Robert-Bosch Platz, 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€340 375
Organisation
Daimler Fleetboard Gmbh
Address
AM WALLGRABEN 125, 70565 STUTTGART, Germany
EU Contribution
€402 140
Organisation
Iveco S.p.a.
Address
Via Puglia 35, 10156 Torino, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 561 875
Organisation
Daf Trucks N.v.
Address
HUGO VAN DER GOESLAAN 1, 5600 PT EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€885 945
Organisation
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Address
Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€117 500
Organisation
Wabco Gmbh
Address
AM LINDENER HAFEN 21, 30453 HANNOVER, Germany
EU Contribution
€980 560
Organisation
Man Nutzfahrzeuge Ag
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667, 80995 MUENCHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€2 026 522
Organisation
Daimler Ag
Address
Mercedesstrasse, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 422 956
Organisation
Idiada Automotive Technology Sa
Address
L Albornar, 43710 Santa Oliva, Spain
EU Contribution
€1 244 653
Organisation
Nxp Semiconductors Netherlands Bv
Address
High Tech Campus, 5656 Eindhoven, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€237 500
Organisation
Freni Brembo Spa
Address
VIA BREMBO 25, 24035 CURNO, Italy
EU Contribution
€80 028
Organisation
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
Address
Graf-von-Soden-Platz 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€700 770
Organisation
Continental Ag
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9, 169 HANNOVER, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€59 938
Organisation
European Road Transport Telematics implementation Coordination Organisation (ERTICO) - Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe
Address
Avenue Louise 326, 1050 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€547 400
Organisation
Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De L'amenagement Et Des Reseaux
Address
2, Avenue Du General Malleret-Joinville, 94114 Arcueil, France
EU Contribution
€1 626 875

Technologies

Technology Theme
Road vehicle operations
Technology
Truck platooning
Development phase
Research/Invention

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