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New operating strategies for an on-the-road modular, electric and autonomous vehicle concept in urban transportation.

Ulrich, Christian and Friedrich, Horst and Weimer, Jürgen and Schmid, Stephan (2019) New operating strategies for an on-the-road modular, electric and autonomous vehicle concept in urban transportation. World Electric Vehicle Journal. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). DOI: 10.3390/wevj10040091 ISSN 2032-6653

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Today commercial transport in urban areas faces major challenges. These include making optimal use of limited space, avoiding empty trips, meeting driver shortages as well as reducing costs and emissions such as CO2, particulate matter and noise. The mutual acceleration and reinforcement of technological trends such as electrification, digitization and automation may enable new vehicle and mobility concepts that can meet these challenges. One possible vehicle concept is presented in this article. It is based on on-the-road modularization, i.e. it can change different transport capsules during operation. The vehicle is divided into an electrically propelled autonomous drive unit and a transport unit. Standardized interfaces between these units enable the easy design of capsules for different use cases, while the drive unit can be used universally. Business models and operating strategies that allow optimal use of this vehicle concept are discussed in depth in the article. First, the current situation is analyzed followed by a detailed description of an exemplary business model using a business model canvas. The operating strategies and logistics concepts are illustrated and compared with conventional concepts.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132585/
Document Type:Article
Title:New operating strategies for an on-the-road modular, electric and autonomous vehicle concept in urban transportation.
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ulrich, ChristianChristian.Ulrich (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8794-7042
Friedrich, HorstHorst.Friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Weimer, JürgenJuergen.Weimer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmid, StephanStephan.Schmid (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3081-8749
Date:13 December 2019
Journal or Publication Title:World Electric Vehicle Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.3390/wevj10040091
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:business model; city traffic; freight transport; mobility concepts; public transport
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Energie und Verkehr, V - Zukunftsbilder eines automatisierten integrierten Verkehrssystems
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Fahrzeugsysteme und Technologiebewertung
Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Deposited By: Ulrich, Christian
Deposited On:17 Dec 2019 16:50
Last Modified:17 Dec 2019 16:50

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