Sustainable transport solutions require improved efficiency of the workshop processes to handle new types of vehicles (e.g. hybrid and autonomous vehicles) together with existing vehicles. Vehicle maintenance is part of the transport solution which means that we have to find concepts that make the workshop more efficient but also integrate vehicle maintenance with the operator’s tools. This is especially important given that the target is set on developing sustainable transport solutions. We will use a collaborative robot which is connected to the workshop systems and project results are to be developed and demonstrated in a workshop.
In this project, we will develop new concepts for vehicle maintenance through considering the different actors involved in the business interactions and networks of transport services as well as the integrated information flows of the workshop systems (spare parts, customer and workshop tools for service and diagnostics). By identifying a number of scenarios for future transport solutions, we will develop business models suitable for efficient maintenance.
EMATS has four main partners: the academic partner is the Division of Industrial Marketing at Chalmers University of Technology. The industrial partners are Volvo Technology AB, ARHO AB and PostNord AB. The timeframe of the project is 2015-2018.