The focus of this topic is
to develop, test and demonstrate connected and automated systems for heavy
commercial vehicles in real logistics operations.
actions should include all the following aspects:
- Identify logistics operational
needs and analyse new, emerging business and operating models and related
technologies for efficient, high capacity and safe connected and automated
heavy commercial vehicles (preferably low-emission vehicles) and optimised links
with other parts in the logistics chain.
- Develop, design, test and
validate enhanced connected and automated vehicle technologies for heavy
commercial vehicles for improved perception and localisation, vehicle control,
connectivity (vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-cloud and vehicle-infrastructure),
system resilience and dependability, functional safety, cyber security, interoperability
and system cost optimization.
- Test and demonstrate
innovative, efficient and safe connected and automated heavy commercial
vehicles for real logistics operations on hub-to-hub corridors, on open roads
in mixed traffic or in confined areas addressing mixed traffic capabilities to
prepare for operation in real road conditions..
- Enhanced interaction between connected
and automated heavy commercial vehicles and their users and other (vulnerable)
road users. Innovative services for automated freight logistics of individual
active involvement of shippers, freight forwarders and truck manufacturers is
strongly encouraged. The cooperation with organisations linked to actions of
the TEN-T network is encouraged.
line with the Union's strategy for international cooperation in research and
innovation, international cooperation is encouraged. In particular, proposals
should foresee cooperation with projects or partners from the US, Japan, South
Korea, Singapore and/or Australia. Proposals should foresee twinning with
entities participating in projects funded by US DOT to exchange knowledge and experience
and exploit synergies. Twinning with Japan is also encouraged.
The Commission considers that proposals
requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 15 and 20 million would allow
this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does
not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.