Individual Papers

17 - Posters Evolution of heavy commercial vehicle design and regulation

The evolutions of technology and business lead to periodically revise the heavy vehicle design to meet new environmental and economic constraints and changes of road networks and logistics facilities. Several countries are investigating heavy commercial vehicles weight and dimension adaptations and regulation, and certification to promote less energy consumption and emission powering modes, and to improve road safety. Therefore R&D is carried out on aerodynamics, electric and hybrid powering, traffic conditions (dedicated lanes, platooning, etc.), assistance for an optimized operation of vehicle fleets and traffic lanes using ITS, and enforcement means to better comply with the current and future regulations (weights and dimensions, driving time, routing and period of operation, etc.).

Papers shall present measures taken and results to improve performance of road freight transport.