Future Transport and Mobility

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Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency
Uniresearch Role

Together with the coordinating organisation VOLVO Uniresearch was taking care of the project management and was the leading partner in the dissemination, exploitation and communication activities.

Cor van der Zweep
Director / Senior Grant Consultant
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The TRANSFORMERS project has been setup to develop and demonstrate innovative and energy efficient trucks and load carriers for long distance transport assignments with an improved load efficiency leading to an overall 25% less energy consumption on a ton.km basis, with the below split to achieve this:

  • Fuel consumption reduction of 18%:
    • 8% by the Hybrid-on-Demand driveline
    • 2% by the downsize of the engine
    • 8% by the mission-based configurable aerodynamic toolbox
  • Load efficiency of 10%

TRANSFORMERS focused on achieving these key innovations within the existing European legal and regulatory framework in terms of dimensions, weight and loads.

Facts & Figures
  • Full name: Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency
  • Start date: 1 September 2013
  • Duration: 42 months
  • Total budget: 7.9 M€
  • EC Funding: 5.2 M€
  • EC contract number: 605170

The project consortium consists of 13 partners from six (6) EU countries.

The TRANSFORMERS project has been continued with the AEROFLEX project.