Development Original truck Lab for PHysical INtegration. That’s what DOLPHIN stand for. Renault Trucks is leading an innovative R&D project within a consortium of industrial and academic research partners based in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

The consortium comprises Lamberet, a manufacturer of refrigerated semi-trailers; SafetyTech- a Gauzy Compagny, a specialist in driving comfort and safety solutions for coaches, buses, motorhomes and trucks; the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d’Acoustique, the Laboratoire Ampère, the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures, supervised by the INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences), among others; and the Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive, supervised by Clermont Auvergne University.

The aim of the DOLPHIN project led by Renault Trucks

The project aims at building a demonstration vehicle, based on an all-electric truck, to test and evaluate technological innovations in three areas of research. These are energy and environmental optimization, safety for road users and ergonomics and on-board comfort.

For Renault Trucks, the DOLPHIN project is a way of preparing its future generations of electric trucks by exploring and advancing the maturity of new technologies. Production of the laboratory truck will start in the spring of 2024.

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