HAN University of Applied Sciences

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HAN University of Applied Sciences

Organisation Introduction

HAN is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, with over 35,000 students, 3,900 staff members, and 50 research groups and centres of expertise covering a wide range of disciplines, from engineering, economy, and law to bio science, IT, and communication. HAN’s centres of expertise provide tailored research and outstanding test facilities to companies and institutions on both a national and international level. HAN Automotive Research, which is involved in this project, has extensive experience and a proven track record in commercial vehicle assessment, model-based design, vehicle dynamics, control, and testing.


Research at HAN University of Applied Sciences is practice oriented. HAN focuses on 3 key areas being, Smart Region, Fair Health, Sustainable Energy & Environment, where the latter one perfectly fits the focus of ZEFES project. Moreover, ZEFES represents continuation of the research line on Sustainable Road Transport and Logistics within Automotive Research group, based on achievements in previous projects FALCON and AEROFLEX.

What in ZEFES?

In the ZEFES project, HAN is primarily focused on contributing to work package 4, which involves the development of specific layers of the digital twin. These layers are responsible for ensuring compatibility between the vehicle combinations and infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of developing tools that can assist vehicle end-users in integrating zero-emission vehicles into their existing fleets.

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“The outcomes of the ZEFES project are expected to have a significant impact on reducing Europe’s road freight sector dependence on fossil fuels being our main driver.”

Project progress

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