The Bandit is a new truck body concept which is enabled by using in-wheel electric motors. This allows for lowering the cargo floor on the road surface, resulting in significant efficiency improvements for loading and unloading. A tail lift is no longer required. A patent is pending for this truck concept. Prototype vehicles have already been built to confirm the customer value of new truck concepts in various applications.</p>
Currently the truck is being developed further for series production. dit bedrijf is partner within this project and responsible for the usability of the vehicle (ergonomics and safety) and the design & engineering of the vehicle body and integrated (plastic) structures.</p>
Research will be done on developing an integrated body construction to build the complete cargo unit. Also the possibilities will be studied to integrate the driver’s cabin within the complete structure for the future generation trucks.</p>
Focus points internship:
Development of light weight structure for the cargo unit.
Research possibilities to replace (parts of) the steel structure into light weight alternatives.
System development regarding loading/ unloading of the vehicle. Focus points are amongst others opening/ closing cargo unit, fixating cargo, cargotheft protection.