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modUlaR and flexible solutions for urBAN-sIzed Zero-Emissions last-mile Delivery and services vehicles

URBANIZED

modUlaR and flexible solutions for urBAN-sIzed Zero-Emissions last-mile Delivery and services vehicles

Call for proposal: 
H2020-LC-GV-2020
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

The steadily growing demand related to increasing urbanisation is turning the management of logistics flows in urban areas a more complex process, with higher demand for adaptability and flexibility for the new solutions to contribute to optimise the overall transport capacity, reducing operational costs and negative impacts (health, safety). 

Objectives: 

URBANIZED develops and demonstrates the next generation of modular vehicle architectures for urban-sized commercial e-vehicles, satisfying design principles of optimisation and right-sizing vehicles for their mission, delivering outputs in three dimensions:

  • high-performance e-powertrain components and control architectures, through the use of advanced co-design approaches;
  • interchangeable, plug & play cargo modules for different urban freight transport use case scenarios and
  • integrated energy and fleet management strategies using data, connectivity and learning algorithms.
Methodology: 

URBANIZED follows a holistic design approach working at three levels (systems, vehicle, fleet) during the entire project. Starting with the definition of specific mission profiles within two main pre-selected use cases (last-mile delivery of retail, e-commerce, courier and post; HoReCa and other urban on-demand services), during the optimisation loops of the design process, and until project demonstrations, to be performed both physical and in virtual environments, covering the specific requirements of operators.

URBANIZED brings a complementary multi-disciplinary consortium of nine partners from six EU countries, involving all relevant actors from the value chain, from academic, to industrial (TIER1, OEMs) and logistics operators. Aiming at broadening dissemination and impact, URBANIZED defines an extended partnership, involving three satellite cities (Groningen, Madrid and Bergen) committed to CO2-emissions free logistics in their city centres by 2030 and a high volume OEM (Ford) highly positioned in the LCV market, all interested in replicability of project results.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
LC-GV-08-2020 Next generation electrified vehicles for urban and suburban use
Lead Organisation: 

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€752,461
Partner Organisations: 

Alke Srl

Address: 
VIA CILE 3-5-7
35127 PADOVA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€933,188

Association Europeenne Des Fournisseurs Automobiles

Address: 
COURS SAINT MICHEL 30 BOITE G
1040 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€95,375

Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis

Address: 
Charilaou Thermi Road
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€598,750

Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Address: 
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1
2595 DA DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€507,803

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Address: 
Pleinlaan
1050 Brussel
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€734,875

Vitesco Technologies Gmbh

Address: 
VAHRENWALDER STR. 9
30165 HANNOVER
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,146,788

Bpost

Address: 
MUNTCENTRUM
1000 BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€134,750

Bax Innovation Consulting Sl

Address: 
CALLE CASP 116-118, 5
08013 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€215,250
Technologies: 
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