A new line of light trailers of a higher price range which will be intended primarily for more demanding customers
The acronym of the project LIGHTTRAIL consists words »LIGHT« (little specific weight), which is the pruprose of the project and »TRAIL« (a trace, course, or to make a track or path through, and also short for trailer). In short, the purpose of the project is to make a path for development of a car trailer intended for modern users of road mobility.
In the framework of the project, we will develop a new line of light trailers of a higher price range which will be intended primarily for more demanding customers who in addition to the basic functionality want a modern design, environmentally sound product, reliable and safe operation, and a possibility to upgrade it to their needs and wishes. The aim of the project is to develop a car trailer which will in terms of comparable carrying capacity and rigidity be lighter than the existing trailers, which will bring about a lower fuel consumption of the towing vehicle. Furthermore, the project aims at developing a trailer whose new design solutions will result in a lower center of gravity and therefore better driving capacities.
In addition to the usual functionalities, the new platform of the trailer will be designed in a way to disassemble it partially and put it in a vertical position. This functionality allows easy storage in a small space and is also important for transport of trailers to the customers. This functionality will show its advantage for new services such as trailer hire, trailer on click, and other services of the modern modular road transport.
According to the principles of simultaneous engineering, we will renew and upgrade the production processes for the serial production of new trailers. Due to demands to provide better quality, extended service life of trailers and production cost efficiency, we will implement optimized technological processes and approaches comparable with technologies, requirements and standards in the automotive industry and compliant with the guidelines of Industry 4.0. In accordance with the key guidelines of SRIP ACS+ of the S4 mobility, the focus of the project will be laid on technologies and solutions aimed at reducing the weight of trailer components, increasing the quality of their manufacture, using the advanced and environmentally friendly materials and optimizing design and production processes.
The project is co-financed in the amount of 180.984,10 EUR.
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