Land transport (road
road and rail transport modes research will focus on three critical technologies:
clean and intelligent vehicle technologies, looking at propulsion,
new low-weight material and vehicle concepts, low noise and vibration
suppression and improved aerodynamic performance,
and safe vehicle concepts, with the aim of achieving a 30 to 50%
improvement in safety through development of safety-associated vehicle
features and technologies.
interaction, including the development of tools and components for
on-board systems to develop safe and friendly environments for drivers
platforms identified for road and rail transport are:
The research aims to integrate and prototype environmentally-friendly
vehicle technologies which operate efficiently with reduced gas and
design and manufacturing for road vehicles
Research effort will focus on the integration and prototyping of tools,
methods, systems, structures and organisational aspects for the supply
of high quality, low cost vehicles.
and modular train
The aim is to develop and prototype new technological concepts and relevant
systems for a new generation of railway vehicles which are both more
environmentally-friendly and cost and operationally efficient.