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.