Master’s thesis assignment: Advise the next truck with fleet management data, CONNECT and driveline
Eindhoven, NL
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Problem definition

How can we use existing fleet management information to advise the next truck. The problem is two-folded.

  • Agregate the fleet management data of a customer truck to the standardised route parts. So that any salesmen can use this information in his next quote to the customer.
  • Filter from the fleet management data those trips that are suitable for an electrical driveline. Advise when and where should be charged to have no additional waiting times in the operation.
  • Assignment

  • Improve the method that overlays the vehicle trip data (the trip data has a 5 min sample time) to reconstruct an accurate vehicle payload / speed / slope profile.
  • Translate the payload / speed / slope profile into payload / standardised route parts
  • Extent the trip data overlay method from a vehicle to a fleet in order to create a parrato of reoccurring trips
  • Determine filter criteria for electrifiable trips (in conjunction with the driveline electrification assignment and Product development)
  • Filter trips suitable for electrification
  • Filter charging locations based on charging need and available time
  • Execution

  • Get familiar with TOPEC driveline model and simulations
  • Study previous connect assignment report
  • Get familiar with the scripting language R
  • Create a vehicle trip data translation to standardised route parts function
  • Create a fleet trip data to parrato of fleet trips
  • Define filter trip criteria (in conjunction with driveline electrification assignment and product development)
  • Filter trips suitable for electrification. Apply this for the pre sales customers for full electric trucks
  • Idem for when and where to charge
  • Jouw profiel Master’s thesis assignment.

    Start date : April, 2019

    Delivery date : July, 2019


    DAF Trucks N.V. is a 100% subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc., one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers.

    DAF Trucks focuses on the development, production, marketing, sale and service of light, medium and heavy trucks. Driveline efficiency has always been of great interest of DAF in order to have a low Total Cost of Ownership for the customer.

    In TOPEC the driveline can be optimized by comparing the difference in cost for 2 configurations based on standard route parts.

    Can we based on fleetmanagement information select the relevant mixture of standerdized route parts for the driveline optimization.

    With the electrification of the driveline the customer needs to be advised which routes in his fleet can are suitable for an full electric or hybrid driveline.

    Where / when should be charged to operate the truck without time losses compared to a diesel driveline.

    The department of Trucks Logistics; Projects and Support supports TOPEC. The TOPEC project team is an international team with on shore and off shore team members.

    On shore there are 2 business analyst one for Driveline calculations and one for Layout calculations. The off shore team implements the calculations in Matlab Simulink.

    Wij bieden

  • A view behind the scenes at a large international corporation;
  • You will get a lot of freedom and responsibility. We are open to your initiatives and depending on the assignment you see your results back in the workplace;
  • An experienced coach and supervisor who can teach you a lot and is willing to help you with your assignment;
  • After your graduation, you will have the opportunity to start your career at DAF;
  • An internship wage of € 450,- (WO) based on 36 hours;
  • A travel allowance, if you don’t have a student travel product (provided by the Dutch government);
  • A housing allowance, if you temporarily rent a room near DAF.
  • Each intern will have the opportunity to participate at the Student Event. During this event you will meet other interns and find out more about DAF / PACCAR!

    Would you like to know more about the experiences of other students? Here you can read stories of our former interns.

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