2-5 October 2018

Programme

HVTT15’s broadly composed programme will ensure that each visitor, at any time, can find something he fancies. The specialist will be able to exchange ideas with peers during sessions strongly aimed at technology, while the transport & logistics entrepreneur can check his needs against new developments; the government representative will gain insights in the way other countries handle goods transport. HVTT15 ’s programme will also offer opportunities for an active dialogue between the various stakeholders. 

The programme comprises 3 plenary sessions, 24 parallel sessions, 2 young talent sessions, 8 side events and a technical visit on Friday 5 October. All three congress days, apart from the plenary sessions, also offer three parallel sessions or a side event at all times.

DAY 1 – Tuesday 2 October

 9.30 am – 10.00 am 

OPENING SESSION

 10.00 am – 11.30 am 

PLENARY SESSION

Economy on wheels. Fast changes, slow structures

WILLEM BURGER ROOM

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

This plenary session addresses the main theme of the conference: fast changes, slow structures. Three different high level speakers from different backgrounds (science, practice, policy development) come to talk about the clash between fast and slow changes from their perspectives by using firm examples. What does a society in transition demand from organizations? How do they deal with insecurities? What does that mean for road haulage and truck vehicle technology? How can parties meet and mutually reinforce? The session will be moderated by Steve Philip of the CEDR.

Speakers:
Alan C. McKinnon

 11.30 am – 12.00 pm 

BREAK / NETWORKING

 12.00 pm – 0.50 pm 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SIDE EVENT: 5G for connected ports and automated transport

VAN WEELDE

ITS

In the transport market ICT is a vital facilitator of many fast changes. Automated guidance and the connection of ports rely on fast and safe communications. The 5G network will enable and perhaps even enhance these changes. New developments will be discussed in this side event.

Driver involved safety strategies - 1

RUYS

SAFETY ITS

Drivers are crucial for safety, especially in case of new vehicle concepts. Technology can offer answers to human failures, but only if it is managed well and translated to driver behavior. This session will show the importance of safety management, considering the relationship between driver safety attitude, safety technologies and the fleet-owner safety culture. The second presentation examines the importance of truck drivers soft and hard skills training for the use of High Performance Vehicles.

PRESENTATIONS
– Integrating safety technology and management practice for improved fleet safety

– The face of the project – Regulating for soft and hard skills in driver training to support the implementation of high performance vehicles.

Pavement and bridge loading

PLATE

INFRASTRUCTURE ITS

To ensure infrastructure accessibility for heavy goods vehicles, it is vital to understand the loading impact of these vehicles. The first presentation addresses pavement and bridge design in Manitoba, Canada, using comprehensive sets of data, also including climate conditions, spatial and temporal variability of truck loading, and GVW data. The second presentation compares the effects of several vehicle combinations on the bearing capacity of road structures and bridges, resulting in a proposal for a uniform LHV evaluation throughout Europe that takes the bearing capacity of existing roads into account.

PRESENTATIONS
– Characterizing in-service truck loads for improved pavement and bridge performance: experiences from Manitoba, Canada.

– Pavement and bridge impact assessment of vehicles within project FALCON.

Smart Dolly

MEES

ITS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

A smart dolly (with active steering and electric propulsion), connecting elements of a longer heavy vehicle enhances potentially the efficiency/productivity and sustainability of road freight transport. The session addresses active steering control with emphasis on lateral stability and high speed performance where different steering configurations are treated. The second presentation discusses the design feasibility, addressing the various benefits (fuel consumption, safety, economic).

PRESENTATIONS
– Lateral control of an A-double combination considering different measurement signals and dolly steering configurations

– Feasibility study of a steered and powered dolly for an A-double high capacity vehicle

 0.50 pm – 2.00 pm 

LUNCH

 2.00 pm – 3.40 pm 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Roadmaps for greener transport

VAN WEELDE

ENERGY TRANSITION

Innovative and effective solutions to reduce the emissions of the transport sector are required in the coming decades. These solutions will have to range from vehicle concepts, transport organization and supply chain solutions to infrastructure solutions. Four examples are discussed. This includes the European AEROFLEX project with focus on future long haul vehicle concepts, an integrated approach to sustainable use of trucks by TM Leuven on behalf of IRU, swedish roadmap for electric road systems, and smart truck fleet management (Smart Freight Center) influencing the entire supply chain through fleet-owners.

PRESENTATIONS
– Aerodynamic and flexible trucks for next generation of long distance road transport (AEROFLEX).

– The commercial vehicles of the future: an integrated approach for sustainable truck operations.

– Swedish roadmap for electric road systems.

– Professionalized road freight operators for truck fleet energy management.

SIDE EVENT: OECD: how to keep trucks rolling? / ISWIM: dynamic weighing

RUYS

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

The OECD will give a general overview of trends in transport and logistics. The results of the High Capacity Transport working group and the preliminary results of the Policies working group to extend the life of road assets will be presented. The side event will also include a press-moment for this important milestone.

This side event will give an overview of the different techniques of dynamic weighing, both in-road and on-board. The main applications, advantages, limitations of current WIM systems and a number of examples of implementations around the world will be presented.

Roads fostering multimodal transport

PLATE

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS ENERGY TRANSITION

The session discusses the results of the European project FALCON (Freight And Logistics in a multimodal CONtext). FALCON is aimed at understanding and improving modal split, starting with a review on what influences modal choice. This is followed by a proposed European smart infrastructure access policy, based on performance analysis of a representative and validated set of vehicle combinations against all possible infrastructure designs throughout Europe, and its impact on modal split on a national and cross-border basis.

PRESENTATIONS
– Understanding modal choice: a review

-FALCON II: Input for a European PBS definition: review of vehicle legislations and infrastructure design criteria.

– FALCON III : Defining a performance-based standards framework for high capacity vehicles in Europe.

FALCON IV: Validation of smart infrastructure access policy.

Performance assessment of High Productivity Vehicles

MEES

SAFETY REGULATIONS

Testing is a convincing way to show the performance of longer and/or heavier trucks. Many countries use tests in their access procedures. In this session, presenters from Sweden, Canada and South-Africa share their experiences with testing (on a public road or proving ground), with focus on satisfying PBS requirements, with variation of service conditions and design parameters.

PRESENTATIONS
– Duo Trailer an innovative transport solution co-optimizing multi vehicle combinations.

– Generic framework for assessment and extraction of envelopes for long combination vehicles.

– Hyperformance: advanced PBS performance prediction.

– Investigation of a 9-axle configuration for log-hauling in British Columbia.

 3.40 pm – 4.10 pm 

BREAK

 3.40 pm – 7.30 pm 

SITE VISIT DHL
THE WORLD’S LEADING INNOVATIVE SERVICE CENTER TRANSPORT

 4.10 pm – 5.25 pm 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SIDE EVENT: Containers on wheels Between port and hinterland

VAN WEELDE

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS ENERGY TRANSITION

A more efficient system of transporting containers to, from and within the port (between terminals) is vital for shippers, transporters as well as the ports themselves. This side event will show the plans within ports like Rotterdam and Hamburg. The issues will be shown from different perspectives. Ports (Rotterdam/Hamburg), terminals (ECT), road managers and shippers (Heineken) will be involved.

Compliance & Enforcement

RUYS

REGULATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY

Compliance to regulations, such as driving and rest hours or the maximum axle loads and total weights, are necessary to ensure road safety and an acceptable lifetime for the infrastructure. How do you ensure that transport companies comply with these rules? Presentations from Switzerland, Australia and South Africa show three different ways to achieve better compliance with regulations. The first two cases involve smart monitoring systems in the road and in the vehicle; in the third case it concerns rewarding companies that comply with regulations by means of certification.

PRESENTATIONS
– Implementation of Weigh-In-Motion systems for direct enforcement of overloading.

– Re-engineering road networks through on-board mass (OBM) systems

– Perceptions of the road transport management system (RTMS): promoting voluntary certification.

Safety of High Productivity Vehicles

PLATE

SAFETY REGULATIONS

In order to ensure safety and to protect the infrastructure, high productivity vehicles are tested before being allowed on the road against a number of performance indicators. This system serves worldwide as an example for flexible regulation. The first presentation from South Africa shows test results of longer and heavier truck combinations based on this PBS-system. The second paper discusses a new type of brakes with lower operating temperature and therefore better brake performance.
The final presentation shows that the PBS system is not always foolproof and a critical attitude remains necessary.

PRESENTATIONS
– Heavy vehicle safety performance.

– A new class of ventilated disc brakes.

– Innovative road train couplings, drawbar design trends and regulatory issues driven by PBS.

Tyre performance and durability

MEES

SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE

Truck tyres are a substantial part of the transport operational costs, where durability should be high and rolling resistance low, and where on the other hand high safety performance is preferred with minimal damage to the road. Hence, a truck tyre is always a compromise between different relevant requirements, being addressed in in this session by three presenters from South Africa, Australia and the UK.

PRESENTATIONS
– On tyre blowouts and overheating brakes towards safer trucks

– Empirical estimation of heavy goods vehicle tyre wear.

– A framework for heavy vehicle tyre cornering performance assessment and classification within the PBS scheme.

 7.00 pm 

ICE BREAKING BUFFET
HISTORIC TOWN HALL, COOLSINGEL ROTTERDAM

DAY 2 – Wednesday 3 October

 8.30 am – 9.45 am 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SIDE EVENT: Fuel the future

VAN WEELDE

ENERGY TRANSITION

Energy transition will have major impacts on the use of fuels and the types of engines used within the transport sector. There is a wide variety of solutions, ranging from different type of bio-fuels to electricity and hydro-oxygen. In this side event the different solutions will be presented and debated.

Truck platooning and HPV’s: overcoming the boundaries of the infrastructure

RUYS

ITS REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

Bringing together innovative vehicle concepts like platooning and (the boundaries of) infrastructure is a challenge. Efforts are made throughout the world to compare vehicle concepts, use performance based regulations and make optimal use of ITS. The session considers the challenges of truck platooning for designers and regulators in creating a performance based regulatory framework. OECD-ITF results are reported how ITS applications support in matching infrastructure and high-productivity vehicles. The impact of truck platooning on bridges is discussed in the final paper.

PRESENTATIONS
– PBS for connected and automated vehicles.

– ITS applications for higher productivity of road freight transport.

– Effect of platooning on the structural reliability of bridges.

Driver involved safety strategies - 2

PLATE

SAFETY ITS

The driver plays a crucial role in the prevention of traffic accidents. We support him with safety technologies, but how safe are they? What is the impact of the driver in response to the vehicle behavior, how are we identifying and testing promising technologies, and how are driver attitude, safety technologies and company safety policies related? These questions are addressed in this session.

PRESENTATIONS
– FAST DASH: a program to evaluate promising safety technologies for truck and bus operations.

– Trucks that refuse to crash: new objectives for self-driving vehicles, the role of artificial intelligence.

Closed loop performance of heavy goods vehicles.

The costs of road use by heavy vehicles

MEES

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure maintenance is costly and mainly determined by (heavy) freight vehicles, but how do we calculate this? Without a doubt, the estimation of road wear maintenance costs and the attribution to heavy vehicles is of interest to all stakeholders, from policy makers to transport companies. In this session, this item is addressed by presenters from South Africa, Sweden and the Netherlands.

PRESENTATIONS
– Methodology for estimating the road wear costs of heavy vehicles on a road network.

– Reduced pavement service life – causes and costs.

– Relationship between (heavy) freight traffic and management/maintenance costs.

 9.45 am – 10.15 am 

BREAK

 10.15 am – 11.45 am 

PLENARY SESSION

City logistics

WILLEM BURGER ROOM

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

The second plenary session will focus on the complexity of urban supply and the role of carrier vehicles. Organically grown cities are slow structures. Many cities suffer from bad air quality. And thanks to the limited distances alternative fuels offer a solution. But how does one organize this? How can a city remain accessible, and safe and livable at the same time? Will the cities be swarming with all sorts of small vehicle concepts? Chaired by Walter Ploos van Amstel international speakers will shed their light on these issues and the development of in-car systems, data, regulations and enforcement.

 11.45 am – 0.45 pm 

 

YOUNG TALENT SESSION 1

Talent award

WILLEM BURGER ROOM

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

This session will show our young talents in five pitches on city-logistics, combined with the trend towards electric freight vehicles. We see a whole new business arising with an increasing variety of innovative vehicle designs. What will it bring us, are we ready for this, what is the impact on distribution networks? Each young researcher is allowed five minutes to present their challenging view in a sharp pitch, as a basis for discussion. A jury will select the best contribution to be awarded the HVTT15 Outstanding Young Talent Award, which is presented to the winner on stage.

Young talent programme (PDF)

 0.45 pm – 2.00 pm 

LUNCH

 1.15 pm – 2.00 pm 

SIDE EVENT

Abnormal loads: the future and benefits of digital optimization?

BEUNINGEN ROOM
Due to globalization, local economies are no longer localized which influences the entire production and user chain, including the transportation of abnormal loads. During this session, we will address current challenges and issues in the field of abnormal loads transportation, using business cases from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. This side event will give an overview of the benefits of the digital optimization of heavy vehicle transport. The main applications and core navigation systems will be presented, with a number of innovative future enhancements to these systems.

 2.00 pm – 3.40 pm 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Urban and regional vitality

VAN WEELDE

ENERGY TRANSITION INFRASTRUCTURE

Urban freight transport, increasingly dealing with smaller quantities and front door delivery, faces barriers in cities. Optimal use of space, air quality as well as traffic safety must be guaranteed, using e.g. practical solutions in spatial planning, information systems and alternative fuels. In this session development how to overcome such barriers and improve sustainability and productivity from Sweden, the Netherlands and on a European level are treated.

PRESENTATIONS
– Infrastructure solutions for increased efficiency and productivity of construction material transports in cities.

– Zero emission city logistics: the possibilities of battery electric freight vehicles – now and in the future.

– FLUXNET: Multimodal infrastructure integrated with land use, freight and logistics.

– Will automatic driving light electric freight vehicles be the future solution for urban Transport As A Service.

Intelligent access

RUYS

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS

Initiatives regarding intelligent access by using and sharing digital information are introduced worldwide. Such information includes route (on dedicated corridors), weight, vehicle configuration. Questions arise concerning regulation, logistics efficiency and enforcement. Examples are presented from Estonia for 52 ton timber trucks, and from Sweden for High Capacity Vehicles (64 ton and beyond). Discussion is further provoked from an Australian contribution on digital regulation in relationship to Intelligent Access, and from a Dutch contribution on the so-called National Logistic Core Road Network, with the right truck on the right road and the right logistic activity on the right location.

PRESENTATIONS
– Estonian Velub system for more efficient and greener transport. Velub system is a small part of the much bigger, theoretical MVMC system.

– Regulation on the road in the digital age – challenges and opportunities

– In search of a Dutch logistic core road network

– Intelligent road access & weight control system – first application for high capacity transport vehicles.

SIDE EVENT: The development of road transportation vehicles in China

PLATE

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

China will host the HVTT-conference in 2020. A delegation from China will attend this year’s conference and present themselves and their bid in this side event. Presentations will also be given on the transport landscape in China including regulation and new technologies.

Public policies in freight transport

MEES

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

Policy makers are faced with rapid changes in technology and society, sometime of a disruptive nature and therefore difficult to predict. How can they cope with this? For a policy to be effective and viable, it should be acceptable for the relevant stakeholders, and an analysis on that from Columbia is presented. The Dutch road freight policy is outlined, with emphasis on the connection with infrastructure, sustainability and smart technologies. The third presentation discusses the impact of disruptive innovations, whereas smart technologies are addressed from a South Africa point of view in the final presentation.

PRESENTATIONS
– Imminent failure of public policies for urban freight transport in Barranquilla, Colombia.

– Characteristics of road freight transport policy in The Netherlands.

– Impact of disruptive innovations on road transport strategy.

A policy framework for implementation of appropriate regulatory tools aimed at promoting utilization of smart technology in the regulation of heavy vehicles: the case of eastern and southern Africa region.

 3.40 pm – 4.10 pm 

BREAK

 4.10 pm – 5.00 pm 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SIDE EVENT: Towards the most innovative digital corridor in the world

VAN WEELDE

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

During HVTT15 the test week, ACC Truckplatooning will take place. The test includes platoon matching (different settings), the relation to green waves/iVRi’s and road works warnings. Intermediate results will be presented at this side event. Major shippers and transporters are involved.

Urban freight vehicles

RUYS

ENERGY TRANSITION REGULATIONS

Moving goods in a city is a challenge, largely motivated by E-commerce: more deliveries and a drive towards vehicles fit for urban transport, ensuring traffic safety. In this session two presenters from the United Kingdom and from Australia show their experiences. The first presentation discusses the possibility of higher vehicle capacity without access penalty, based on a library of realistic urban maneuvers. The second contribution proposes a PBS (Performance based standards) urban truck, significantly reducing the transport kilometers for the same amount of goods.

PRESENTATIONS
– The evolution of the performance based standards urban rigid truck.

– Design of urban freight vehicles to maximise capacity.

Managing the Performance-Based Standard (PBS) proces

PLATE

REGULATIONS ITS

PBS (Performance based standards) is a way to prove the acceptable performance of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) against preset performance limits. PBS is also an effective tool to improve HGV design in order to meet these requirements. The first contribution examines the low- and high speed HGV performance, for different vehicle designs, with varying length and with emphasis in tyre choice, loading configuration and speed. The second contribution presents a cloud-based framework using PBS for vehicle innovation, with involvement of different stakeholders, e.g. transport companies, manufacturers, PBS assessors and regulators.

PRESENTATIONS
– Type vehicle combinations – HCT Sweden 25.25 to 34 meters.

– Leveraging cloud computing for heavy vehicle optimization and in-service performance assessment.

Aerodynamics

MEES

ENERGY TRANSITION

Aerodynamic innovation is one for the possibilities for CO2 reduction in the transport sector. This involves new vehicle designs, often combined with other CO2 reduction measures, to derive at maximum fuel efficiency. The first paper in the session discusses the analysis of aerodynamic drag reduction devices, including CFD simulation, wind tunnel testing and full scale tests. The second papers describes the results of the TRANSFORMERS project, where aerodynamic innovations are combined with hybrid propulsion and a loading efficient trailer interior design.

PRESENTATIONS
– Assessing the fuel savings of aerodynamic trailer devices in realistic conditions.

– Assessment of innovation concepts for Truck-semitrailer combinations within the TRANSFORMERS project.

 7.30 pm 

CONFERENCE DINNER
ST. LAURENS CHURCH, GROTEKERKPLEIN ROTTERDAM

DAY 3 – Thursday 4 October

 8.30 am – 9.45 am 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SIDE EVENT: Trucks are destroying our bridges

VAN WEELDE

INFRASTRUCTURE

This blunt title holds a truth, freight transport does wear out bridges, but meanwhile transport is vital for a thriving economy, and they simply need bridges to remain economically viable… Governments worldwide face the huge challenge of replacing deficient bridges, many of which were designed and built with the transport needs of the 1960’s and 70’s. In this side event we wish to explore how present and possible future demands of the transport sector can guide the planning and design of new bridges.

Truck automation and platooning deployment

RUYS

ITS SAFETY

Platooning and automated trucking introduced complex challenges with a high impact on freight transport. Not only technical aspects are of relevance, but also traffic behavior and the impact on truck drivers; pilots and tests are carried out to gather data. In this session, these impacts are presented, describing the lessons learned from the European Truck Platooning challenge, on the safety assessment through relevant and realistic test cases, and on the impact on truck driving employment.

PRESENTATIONS
– Truck platooning: an update after the European Truck Platooning Challenge.

– Streetwise scenario mining for safety assessment of platooning trucks.

– Relay driving led autonomous vehicles is the future.

Societal challenges of High Productivity Vehicles

PLATE

INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

The use of High Productivity Vehicles (HPV) often meets resistance within the community; concerning noise, safety and other societal effects. The question is whether this resistance is based on facts or emotions. In this session, presentations from Australia, Sweden and from an OECD/ITF working group (with a global perspective) are dealing with this issue. Recommendations are shared aimed at policy makers as well as local road managers. In addition to the common PBS related societal challenges (safety, CO2), HPV noise emissions are discussed in the final presentation.

PRESENTATIONS
– Challenges faced by local governments considering road access approval for high productivity freight vehicles.

– OECD/ITF study on high capacity transport (HCT) – final report.

– Comparison of noise emission of HCT and classic vehicle combinations for timber transportation in Sweden.

Uneven road vehicle performance

MEES

ENERGY TRANSITION ITS SAFETY

Heavy vehicles that are used on semi-paved or unpaved roads have a lot to endure. Insight in this relation is vital in improving the vehicle lifetime and developing suspension components. In addition, rough surface characteristics contribute to rolling resistance and therefore to more fuel consumption. All of these aspects are addressed in this session, using simulations as well as through experiments using a unique rolling road test facility.

PRESENTATIONS
– Rolling road.

– A mechanistic approach toward estimating the roughness-induced rolling resistance and fuel consumption for articulated trucks.

 9.45 am – 10.15 am 

BREAK

 10.15 am – 11.45 am 

PLENARY SESSION

The future of long-haul transport

WILLEM BURGER ROOM

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

New vehicle concepts for long haul road freight transport are often presented irrespective of existing and other new vehicle concepts. The main drivers for innovation are: low emissions and fuel consumption, smart and reliable transport logistics, and increased productivity. Several speakers will each pitch on a different new vehicle standards, legislation and vehicle concepts, such as High Capacity Vehicles, Truck Platooning / cooperative driving, Hybrid propulsion, Remote Heavy Vehicle Control from different perspectives: transport and logistics, society, vehicle technology and infrastructure.

 11.45 am – 0.45 pm 

YOUNG TALENT SESSION 2

Talent award

WILLEM BURGER ROOM

ITS INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

This session will show our young talents in five pitches on long haul transport and vehicle technology. This covers ideas on cost effective model based design and experimental assessment of intelligent vehicles, the impact of High Capacity Vehicles on rail transport, and infrastructure access policy. Each young researcher is allowed five minutes maximum to present their challenging view in a sharp pitch, as a basis for discussion.. A jury will select the best contribution to be awarded by the HVTT15 Outstanding Young Talent Award, which is presented to the winner on stage.

Young talent programme (PDF)

 0.45 pm – 2.00 pm 

LUNCH

 2.00 pm – 3.40 pm 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SIDE EVENT: Roadmap to future vehicles

VAN WEELDE

ITS REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

The involvement of the logistics sector is vital to the successful introduction of heavy truck innovations. However, how does such process of development of (heavy trucks) innovations work? Does the logistics sector feel represented enough in such innovation processes, and what type of innovations would need to get more focus from a logistics sector perspective? Those are the challenging questions that will be discussed in a side event amongst some of the world’s leading freight forwarding companies such as Europe based Waberer’s, leading logistics companies in Australia and South-Africa, and Netherlands based truck manufacturer DAF Trucks.

Aeroflex
The Truck of the Future and its role in the transport market is one of the main issues for the Aeroflex project. In this side event the view of the logistics sector on these developments are presented.

Electrification and hybridization

RUYS

ENERGY TRANSITION INFRASTRUCTURE

High expectations exist regarding electrification and hybridization, to meet up with many challenges and new ideas. There is a large range of relevant developments in this area, from technical (both vehicle and infrastructure related) to organizational (e.g. affordability) aspects. Two presentations are presented on electric road systems for (hybrid) heavy duty vehicles, lowering energy consumption, with impact on operational costs and business case. The other two presentations discuss electric traction systems in comparison to standard diesel, and for hybrid bus and truck with a range that fits urban use, respectively.

PRESENTATIONS
– Designing and demonstrating a system for efficient and sustainable road freight based on dynamic power supply.

– Ultra-capacitor based kinetic energy recovery system for heavy goods vehicles.

– Architectural proposal for low-cost low-emission high productivity freight vehicles with electric traction systems.

– ORCA project: optimization framework for next generation heavy duty hybrids.

Global experiences with high productivity vehicles

PLATE

INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATIONS SAFETY ENERGY TRANSITION

High productivity vehicles are highly valued around the globe, with a great amount of experience in their implementation and use. In one country, the reduction of CO2 emissions is the main driver, in another country driver shortage and in another part of the world the reduction of transport costs and improvement of road freight transport safety. In this session, four presenters from South Africa, Sweden, New Zealand and South America share their experiences on implementation of high productivity vehicles in their respective country.

PRESENTATIONS
– An overview of the performance-based standards pilot project in South Africa.

– Performance based standards project in Sweden.

– Finding the edge of the envelope – the evolution of high productivity motor vehicles in New Zealand.

– A study of the introduction of high productivity vehicles into Uruguay.

Driver support and chassis management

MEES

ITS SAFETY

Drivers of freight trucks are supported in an increasing variety of ways in carrying out the driving task such as maneuvering, fuel-efficient driving and braking. These are the building blocks for high-automatic vehicles. Two presentation discuss reversing support for long combination vehicles, also relevant for automatic docking. Braking of long vehicles can be critical under low friction conditions. This is the topic of the third presentation where electronic brake system is combined with on-line friction estimation. The final paper discusses controllable truck cabin suspension, improving the driver comfort.

PRESENTATIONS
– Minimum swept path control for autonomous reversing of long combination vehicles.

– Path following bi-directional controller for articulated vehicles.

– Heavy vehicle braking using friction estimation for controller optimization.

 3.45 pm – 5.00 pm 

CLOSING SESSION

DAY 4 – Friday 5 October

 9.00 am – 2.00 pm 

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