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ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe

ENSEMBLE

ENabling SafE Multi-Brand pLatooning for Europe

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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.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
ART-03-2017 Multi-Brand platooning in real traffic conditions
Lead Organisation: 

Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research

Address: 
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€2,154,706
Partner Organisations: 

Scania Cv Ab

Address: 
Vagnmakarvagen 1
15187 Sodertalje
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€2,208,063

Volvo Bus Corporation

Address: 
Fästningsvägen 1
40508 Gothenburg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€1,921,229

Agc Glass Europe Sa

Address: 
AVENUE JEAN MONNET 4
1348 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€976,250

Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan

Address: 
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€285,100

Robert Bosch Gmbh

Address: 
Robert-Bosch Platz
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€340,375

Daimler Fleetboard Gmbh

Address: 
AM WALLGRABEN 125
70565 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€402,140

Iveco S.p.a.

Address: 
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€1,561,875

Daf Trucks N.v.

Address: 
HUGO VAN DER GOESLAAN 1
5600 PT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€885,945

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Address: 
Pleinlaan
1050 Brussel
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€117,500

Wabco Gmbh

Address: 
AM LINDENER HAFEN 21
30453 HANNOVER
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€980,560

Man Nutzfahrzeuge Ag

Address: 
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€2,026,522

Daimler Ag

Address: 
Mercedesstrasse
70327 Stuttgart
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,422,956

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€1,244,653

Nxp Semiconductors Netherlands Bv

Address: 
High Tech Campus
5656 Eindhoven
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€237,500

Freni Brembo Spa

Address: 
VIA BREMBO 25
24035 CURNO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€80,028

Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

Address: 
Graf-Von-Soden-Platz
88046 Friedrichshafen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€700,770

Continental Ag

Address: 
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
169 HANNOVER
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€59,938

Association Of European Railway Industries

Address: 
avenue Louise 221/11
1050 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€547,400

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: 
Development phase: