Development of an Automated System for Safely Secu.. (TRUCK-SAFE)
Development of an Automated System for Safely Securing Cargo on Haulage Trucks Using High Tensile Multi-layer Fabric
Start date: Jan 1, 2014,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
The Truck-Safe project focuses on improving cargo securing on HGVs as there are potentially 147 deaths and economic loss of €6.8 billion occurred as a result of avoidable insecure cargo securing in EU alone. The European market will have a production demand of 330,000 trailer units, Truck-Safe consortium is looking to achieve a minimum 3% market penetration which gives total predicted sales of about 9,500 units for year five post-project, resulting for SMEPs €128m additional sales and €50m additional profit.Truck-Safe will be uniquely placed in the market of cargo securing solutions, having following set of differentiations:-be fully automated reducing lashing times by 60 minutes and minimizing likelihood of human error-integration of alarm functions will provide detection system and automatically adjust load stress-incorporation of fibres into interwoven textile fabric matrix to improve resistance to environment-integrated sensor systems within the automatic tensioning device to keep cargo under tension-development of energy storage unit for truck-free usage of the system-fully automated self-ratcheting system with automatic return system and automatic pulling of fabric-on-board alarm to alert the driver in case of reduced tension on the cargo or over tension in the cargo securing straps.In order to provide these benefits, we will develop:-Multi-layer fabric-Automated self ratcheting system-Integrated sensor system,and integrate, optimize and validate the prototype.
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