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This section provides an overview of all partners as well as a link to their own websites.


   

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Volvo

Volvo Technology is a Business Unit of the Volvo Group (i.e. AB Volvo) with the head office in Gothenburg (Sweden) On contract basis invents researches, develops and integrates new product and business concepts and technology for hard as well as soft products within the transport and vehicle industry. They primarily work in the key technology areas: soft products, process & manufacturing, vehicle technologies & transport solutions, propulsion, electrical & embedded systems, and new technologies. Through all European framework programmes, Volvo Technology has participated in a large number of projects.

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Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. 34.200 researchers and developers work at Bosch at 86 locations worldwide, more than 1.300 of them work in the corporate sector Research and Advance Engineering. Bosch is known for many innovative automotive components and systems. During the last years Bosch spent more than € 400 million per year for research and development of systems and components for electrification and hybridisation of vehicles. Through all European framework programmes, Bosch has participated in several projects,including NFCCPP, HySYS, OpenEr and ODIN.

   

Country: Germany

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DAF

DAF Trucks’ core activities are focused on the development, production, marketing and sale of medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. DAF’s headquarters, engine factory, component plant, press shop and final assembly line for CF and XF models are located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Axles and cabins are produced in Westerlo, Belgium. Leyland Trucks (PACCAR company) in the UK produces the company’s LF series of light and medium duty trucks, as wellas CF and XF105 vehicles.

   

Country: The Netherlands

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FEHRL

FEHRL’s aim is to encourage collaborative research and
knowledge transfer as well as to provide relevant knowledge and advice to governments, the European Commission, the road industry and road users on related technologies and policies.
FEHRL has been responsible for the development of a substantial number of European projects. In TRANSFORMERS 3 members of FEHRL will participate as Third Parties: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Federal Highway Research Institute, University College Dublin.

   

Country: Belgium

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Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization with more than 80 research units, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes, at different locations in Germany In the TRANSFORMERS project the two institutes Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI) and Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF) will be involved. Customers are the European Commission, governments, authorities, transport operators and a variety of private companies such as bus and car manufacturers or other transport related industry.

   

Country: Germany

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IFSTTAR

The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR)has the status of a public scientific and technological institution and is overseen by France's ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy on one
hand and the ministry of higher education and research on the other. IFSTTAR conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of transport, infrastructure, natural hazards and urban issues, with the aim of improving the living conditions of France's residents and, more broadly, promoting the sustainable development of societies. Participating Third Party: Centre d'Etudes Techniques de l'Equipement (CETE) of Lyon.

   

Country: France

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Uniresearch B.V.

Uniresearch BV provides services in the areas of national and European subsidies, such as the EC’s Seventh Framework Program. The services are aimed at supporting a customer through all stages of a research project: from topic selection and project inception, through building a consortium and writing a proposal, to contract negotiation and project execution. Uniresearch is active in the following sectors: Mobility & Transport, Process Technologies, Chemistry, Materials & Nano Science, Environment & Energy, and Security. The Framework Program success rate (since 1997) of Uniresearch is 75% (114 out of 153), which is significantly higher than the average success rate of 20% in FP7.

   

Country: The Netherlands

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IRU Projects

IRU Projects ASBL is a newly established Belgian, non-for profit association. The primary goal of the IRU Projects is to support the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and its members in reaching their policy objectives on road safety, energy efficiency and sustainability. Amongst other tasks, this entails participation in European Commission supported activities.Founded in 1948 the IRU represents interests of bus, coach, taxi and truck operators globally, through its 170 members in 74 countries.
The mission is to facilitate road transport and to ensure economic growth and prosperity via the sustainable mobility of people and goods by road worldwide. The IRU represents the interests of the road transport industry to public authorities, private bodies and the media. As an international organisation, the IRU also disseminates worldwide excellence and International recognition in professional road transport training through its training arm the IRU Academy.

   

Country: Belgium

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P&G

P&G has been creating brands for the past 175 years. The brands include Pampers, Ariel,Always, Pantene , Mach3 , Fairy, Lenor, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Actonel, Duracell, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Wella, Gillette, Braun and Fusion. Their products are marketed in more than 180 countries around the world and used by over 4 billion people every day. P&G is designed to innovate sustainably. From their products to their operations, they embed sustainability into everything.

   

Country: Belgium

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Schmitz Cargobull

Schmitz Cargobull is both market and technology leader in the European trailer and commercial vehicles industry. The company was founded in 1892 as a smithy and has developed into the largest European manufacturer of trailers and semi-trailers. Schmitz Cargobull has a total of eight industrial production plants in Europe and with around 4,500 employees and achieved sales revenues of more than 1.68 billion Euros during the financial year 2011/2012.

   

Country: Germany

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TNO

TNO is the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research and was founded in 1932. TNO is a knowledge organisation for companies, governmental bodies and public organisations.TNO works on seven central research themes. Each of these seven themes contributes to the comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach of TNO research. One of these themes is “Mobility”, which is also involved in providing the automotive industry with R&D services to assist in producing safer, cleaner and more efficient vehicles. Activities include crash safety, advanced chassis and transport systems, vehicle dynamics and powertrains.

   

Country: The Netherlands

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Van Eck

Van Eck is a Dutch family business which was set up in 1912. Within the entire Van Eck organisation, around 150 people are busy working on the construction and maintenance of the latest road transport means. The design and manufacturing of all products is entirely tailored to the wishes of the customer. Our production line consists of semi-trailers, trailers and trucks. A total of approximately 500 custom-made vehicles are delivered each year. The vehicles of Van Eck are the result of a consistent innovation strategy. The main theme therein is our continuous quest to increase loading capacity and produce CO2-reducing transport solutions. Partly by applying new technologies, Van Eck helps carriers to meet both the economic requirements and the increasingly stricter legislation as well as the social pressure in the field of the environment. Within this context, Van Eck believes that caring for the environment is a perpetual duty towards future generations. This belief forms an important guideline in the activities of the Van Eck Group.

   

Country: The Netherlands

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Virtual Vehicle

VIRTUAL VEHICLE Competence Center (ViF) has positioned itself as an independent, international platform for research and development in the automotive industry. It addresses the gap between academic research and the needs of industrial research and development departments. The VIRTUAL VEHICLE strives for full vehicle analysis using a multi-disciplinary approach and offers services and conducts research in the following areas: Active & Passive Safety, Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, Virtual Engineering, The Competence Center ViF aims at establishing an integrated and systematic approach in order to exploit the full optimization potential in all areas of vehicle development together with numerous national and international scientific and industrial partners.

   

Country: Austria

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News

European Truck Platooning Challenge 2016
Vehicle Striping

Events

June 29, 2017
TRANSFORMERS Final Conference
April 16, 2018
Transport Research Arena 2018

Facts & Figures

  • Full name: Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency
  • Acronym:TRANSFORMERS
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: 1 September 2013
  • Total budget: 7.9 M€
  • EC Funding: 5.2 M€

Objectives 

  • Develop and demonstrate Hybrid-on-Demand Driveline for Truck-trailer Combination
  • Develop innovative complete vehicle aerodynamic measures
  • Develop innovative loading efficiency measures