Efficient Maintenance for Sustaninable Transport Solutions (EMATS)

Objective and Goal: The main target is to derive the basis for new concepts for efficient maintenance of sustainable transport solutions. This is done through integrated information flow in the workshop and by using connected workshop systems e.g. collaborative robot, tools, etc. Truck operator´s planning systems will also be part of the connected workshop.By implementing these solutions transport efficiency and working environment for the technicians in the workshop will be improved. Focus will be on new type of drive trains and autonomous vehicles. Result and Expected Effects: The project is expected to result in methods, processes and vehicle adaptations to make the different steps in the maintenance solution as efficient as possible. This causes that the time the vehicles are out of operation for maintenance can be minimized and the workshop can improve the efficiency and quality assurance. This will also decrease the cost for all stakeholders. Moreover, the project will improve the work environment in the workshop. The project will also develop future sustainable transport solutions and maintenance solutions. Approach and Implementation: A cooperation workshop will be developed within the project. It will be a real workshop where different technical solutions connected to workshop efficiency and integrated information flow will be developed and tested. In the cooperation workshop solutions and methods for semi atomized vehicle service will also be developed and tested. Future requirements of the vehicle design and workshop layout will be developed which creates conditions for sustainable transport solutions and maintenance solutions where both technologies and business models are adapted.

Participants

Frida Lind (contact)

Docent vid Industrial Marketing

Patrik Bergagård

Forskare vid Electrical Engineering, Reglerteknik, automation och mekatronik, Automation

Anna Dubois

Professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Martin Fabian

Professor vid Electrical Engineering, Reglerteknik, automation och mekatronik, Automation

Klas Hedvall

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Lisa Melander

Doktor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Collaborations

Arho Mekan

Hallsberg, Sweden

PostNord

Solna, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

Volvo Group

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Areas of Advance

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

https://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/Pages/...

Latest update

2016-11-02