AEROFLEX - Newsletter 2
November 2018

Dear AEROFLEX follower,

This second AEROFLEX newsletter is issued after a successful event during the HVTT15, Rotterdam October 2-5th at which over 250 visitors had the chance to experience the activities running in the AEROFLEX project.

AEROFLEX participated in a discussion panel "Roadmap to greener transport", during which innovative and effective solutions to reduce the emissions of the transport sector for the coming decade were discussed.

As the project coordinator I want to thank all project partners and Sounding Board members for the work done and the support given. Due to this support the first phase of the AEROFLEX project is already a big success.

Read more to see what other topics have been discussed during those interesting days at the HVTT15.

Ben Kraaijenhagen - MAN - Project Coordinator AEROFLEX

Facts & Figures

Full name: Aerodynamic and Flexible Trucks for Next Generation of Long Distance Road Transport
Duration: 42 months
Start date: 1 October 2017
Total budget: 11,8 M€
EC Funding: 9,5 M€

AEROFLEX - Dissemination

Newsletter 1 (July 2018)


AEROFLEX - Consortium

The AEROFLEX-consortium consists of 23 partners from different European countries.

1    MAN
2    DAF
3    IVECO
5    VOLVO
6    CRF
7    Uniresearch
8    Schmitz Cargobull
9    Van Eck Group
11  CREO
12  Michelin
14  Chalmers University
15  DLR
16  Fraunhofer
17  HAN
19  NLR
20  TML
21  TNO
22  Hannover
23  UIRR

European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Commission under grant agreement No 769658.


Sounding Board meeting at HVTT 

On October 4th, the 4th Sounding Board meeting took place in parallel with the International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology HVTT15, in Rotterdam. The meeting was a success and a large number of members were able to enjoy the full day of conferences related to long-haul transport. Read more... 

Highlights of the AEROFLEX project first phase

During the first phase of the project we established major highlights. To read more, click here.


Test matrix and test protocol

Within the Aeroflex project a test matrix is created to cover the maximum number of vehicle configurations and necessary specific tests. This to define and determine the improvement in energy efficiency for the different aerodynamic, distributed powertrain and effective loading space utilization solutions. Read more...


AEROFLEX presented at the EUCAR conference

During the EUCAR 2018 conference in October AEROFLEX was visible via several posters and AEROFLEX partners were present as well.

The AEROFLEX project will develop and demonstrate new technologies, concepts and architectures for complete vehicles with optimised aerodynamics, powertrains and safety systems as well as flexible and adaptable loading units with advanced interconnectedness contributing to the vision of a “physical internet”. The optimal matching of novel vehicle concepts and infrastructures is highly important, requiring the definition of smart infrastructure access policies for the next generation of trucks, load carriers and road infrastructure.

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