Applied Research, Test, and Evaluation

Demonstrate efficiency improvements at the vehicle level

This CERC-TRUCK team focuses on integrating the key technologies identified in the other research areas to demonstrate the efficiency improvement at the vehicle level.

This effort assesses and characterizes a baseline demonstration vehicle. After modifying the demonstration vehicle with promising technology candidates, research teams will assess those technologies in order to quantify their respective impacts on vehicle efficiency.

After evaluating individual technologies on the demonstration vehicle, researchers will assess the aggregate improvement of all technologies to quantify overall freight efficiency improvements.