Unconsolidated freight transport creates increasing problems in cities due to the use of public space and its negative environmental impact. The present project analysed if mobile multi-functional urban logistics platforms with electric propulsion (MULEs) can lift urban freight transport to a new level by using electric, (partially) autonomous utility vehicles that increase the efficiency of goods transport. The particular aim was to increase cost, environmental, energy and spatial efficiency and thus lead to an increase in the urban quality of stay.
Client Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) & Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Project Partners tbw research GesmbH, Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität - Austrian Mobility Research FGM-AMOR gemeinnützige Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Project Lead), EUC DI Gerfried Cebrat Energie- und Umweltconsulting e.U., Graz University of Technology - Institute of Automotive Engineering, Graz University of Technology - Institute of Logistics Engineering, SCHEUWIMMER Fahrzeugbau GmbH
Project Duration September 2015 to January 2017
Services of tbwr Acceptance Analysis, Implementation of Focus Groups, Requirements Analysis, Stakeholder / Expert Surveys