Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-2621
2008-10-07

Qualitative Examination on Dependability of European Road Train Architecture 2008-01-2621

The road transport is becoming more and more problematic in the countries of the European Union. Some predictions show an increase of 80–100% of the current volume of goods and passengers will be transported in the EU within the next decade, and most of this increase – despite of the efforts made in promoting the rail and waterway transport – will be added to the already overloaded roads. It seems, the only feasible solution to fulfill this transportation demand is to increase the vehicle overall length and weight at the lowest complexity, providing the maximum utilization of the existing vehicle units only with smaller modifications and higher reliability.

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