A field research on the need of high capacity vehicles to reduce CO2 and improve profitability

In order to reduce the current level CO2 contribution by the global/western European road transport sector, there is a need for more efficient logistics including high capacity vehicles allowing multiples of loading units, fitting with current and future infrastructures. In addition, multimodality need to be explored due to its potential to increase transport efficiency and as a consequence reduce CO2 emission levels. These explorations involve different stakeholders. To a certain extent they all have their own interests which we believe must be valued. But if we want to help to develop transport efficiency to a higher level, we should establish a common language and a clear structured framework. Such a framework is proposed in this paper, in terms of a questionnaire for further field survey; it helps to determine benefits of high capacity vehicles, creating a sound basis for potential business cases and optimized scenarios for the road transport industry. Creating a fit between new concept vehicles, new logistics concepts based on these vehicles, and infrastructure is important, requiring smart infrastructure access policies, with vehicle approval being based on vehicle performance. Based on that, a project FALCON is described, aiming for deriving these use cases.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: Future pathways: International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT14), 15-18 November 2016, Rotorua

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2017 9:56AM