2-5 October 2018

Symposium topics

This major motto of HVTT15 covers heavy goods vehicles and their technological innovations, the economic value of transport with emphasis on smart logistics, connectivity and multimodality, and transport and traffic management within the framework of physical infrastructure. 

The following three major themes and sub themes have been selected for HVTT15, including underlying sub themes:

Commercial Vehicle Technology
Low emission transport
Driver support and platooning
Safety and manoeuverability, smart chassis systems
Standards and regulations
High productivity vehicles

Logistics challenges
Smart logistics and connectivity
Freight volume, productivity and trends
Transport operation and life cycle analysis
Multimodal transportation

Infrastructure management and spatial planning
Infrastructure access and travel time reliability
Urban and regional vitality
Pavement and bridge loading, lifecycle management
Compliance and enforcement


These themes are addressed in a broad context where papers are invited on one of the following orientations:

Policies and Vision
The future of efficient, smart and sustainable transport, the envisaged roadmap to it, and the required steps to facilitate this roadmap, from the perspective of policymakers, road authorities, legislators, industry

Technical Research
How are we able to make transport clean, smart, and efficient from a technical point of view with emphasis on technological developments and control of vehicle and logistics?

Sharing Practical Experiences
New developments need time to prove themselves through trials and field tests, linked with proper evaluation strategies. It is of vital importance that the experiences with these practices are shared among the HVTT community. 

It is seen as an added value to explore the major themes on all of these orientations, involving the large variety of stakeholders being essential for the conference.