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System, flow and vehicle design

This work package is broken down into smaller work packages. It will begin with an analysis of the problems, which will be carried out in work shops or in the form of interviews. The central aim of this work package is to gain insights and collect data that forms a sound basis for the next step. The data will lay the foundations for creating scenarios and simulations. 

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  • To understand how modular concepts for technology and service innovations can be connected together in an integrated system of systems. 
  • To investigate how a concept for a seamless, agile, sustainable transport solution consisting of vehicles, load carriers and hubs can be designed.  
  • To demonstrate that sustainable off-peak transport can increase the efficiency of transport systems in cities and to identify the requirements for success. 
  • To gather information about how vehicles should be designed for the optimum resource-efficiency of goods transport in urban settings.
  • To show how this concept with vehicles, load carriers, hubs and charging infrastructures can create sustainable, efficient flows.


A sustainable, cost-effective transport system consisting of vehicle and load carrier concepts for city goods logistics systems. Understanding how modular concepts for technology and service innovations can be connected together in an integrated system of systems.


  • WP 2.1 Off-peak flows in Stockholm
  • WP 2.2 Efficient, seamless flows of goods in cities where new hubs are created
  • WP 2.3 Data collection, simulation, scenarios and analysis for the system 
  • WP 2.4 Design of goods vehicles for sustainable transport services 
  • WP 2.5 Development of policies and regulations on the basis of dynamic vehicles

Work package leader​: 
Scania (Elisabeth Hörnfeldt) AP2:1-3, Robert Sjödin AP 2:4 and RISE (Kristina Andersson) AP 2:5
Other work package participants​: 
KTHRISEUpphandling Södertörns kommunerHAVI & McDonalds, FTL, Ragn-SellsDagabLogTrade

Scenarios the work package has worked with

What should the vehicles look like when they transport goods from Hub to the end customer? That was the first question for this work package. Large or small load carriers? The first part of the project shows that it is probably smartest with less.

The project has developed four different scenarios for small vehicles. And with small ones, they think in pallet size. Of the various scenarios, this is one that the project is currently focusing on. Then you see that deliveries from a receiving hub take place with a load carrier that takes packages in a basket to a receiving store. The same load carrier that delivers packages to the recipient takes returns (goods, rubbish, etc.) to the exchange where the waiting vehicle takes returns from the Hub. Waste is delivered to special stations.

Now the project continues. The greatest focus of interest is on the actual delivery/receipt component. How does this happen and what challenges arise in that interaction? Which interfaces must be taken into account?

In this phase, they will focus on Arenastaden/Mall of Scandinavia and how the goods will come from the three Hubbs that are the last meters to the recipients. It is also becoming increasingly clear that more APs must work together to see the full range of challenges that arise. The advantage of Arenastaden is delimited corridors where autonomous vehicles can be tested without affecting other road users.

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