Land Vehicle Systems Integration - Phase 3 Demonstration
This project built and tested a new Caterpillar AT725 articulated truck demonstration vehicle that integrated the various platform technologies defined in the Phase 1 project to verify the predicted fuel efficiency improvements
Caterpillar were contracted to build a land based HDV demonstration vehicle to test the components developed throughout the second phase of the ETI programme. They built a Caterpillar AT 725 - a 25 tonne off-road quarry truck at their dedicated Articulated Quarry Truck facility at Peterlee in the North East of England. This represented the third phase of the programme which sought to verify the fuel economy benefits identified in earlier work in real world conditions. Testing of the technologies took place throughout 2017 and 2018.