As the optiTruck project approaches its conclusion in August of this year, this conference will present preliminary results of three years of work by the consortium partners through technical presentations and interactive sessions. Register now and join us in Brussels on 2nd July to learn and discuss around fuel efficiency for road haulage. Click here to register
The automotive industry has made a substantial effort in recent years to develop powertrain technologies to improve the fuel efficiency of Heavy-Duty Vehicles. However, due to increasing road freight traffic, projections indicate that the energy use and CO2 emissions of these vehicles are expected to remain stable at the current level over the long term unless policy action is taken. This outcome is clearly incompatible with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60% below 1990 levels by 2050.
To tackle this issue, the optiTruck project – optimal fuel consumption with Predictive PowerTrain control and calibration for Intelligent Truck – brings together the most advanced technologies from predictive powertrain control and intelligent transport systems in order to achieve a global optimum for consumption of fuel and of other energy sources and consumables, while achieving Euro VI emission standards for heavy duty trucks (40t category). optiTruck brings together 11 partners from 7 European countries who focused on the creation of the global optimiser consisting of a set of dynamic, intelligent control and predictive components designed for effective powertrain management, utilising the environment data related to the transport mission, road topography, weather and road conditions and surrounding vehicles.
Participation to the event is free, but registration is mandatory. Click here to register
11:00 OptiTruck Project overview
Introduction to OptiTruck innovations
Cloud data and optimisation
13:30 Powertrain optimisation
14:00 Demonstration route and validation
14:30 Simulation & scaling-up
15:00 Panel discussion: Should we have CO2 target & eco-Innovation for Trucks?
- Steininger (DG-CLIMA), T. Fabian (ACEA), D. Margaritis (CERTH), A. Condotta (Codognotto)
15:45 Final steps and conclusion