Driving a trailer made easier, safer and cheaper
Founding Year: 2015
Location: The Netherlands
Driving a trailer is unsafe and increases the fuel consumption of the towing vehicle up to 60%.
Furthermore, acceleration uphill with a heavy trailer can prove to be difficult. E-Trailer solved these problems by the development of an electrical trailer. By installing 2 electrical motors, a lithium-ion battery and an intelligent measurement system, the trailer becomes partly responsible for its own propulsion. This delivers five main benefits for trailer owners:
- Safe Fuel
- Swaying is no longer possible
- Assisted acceleration uphill and no overheated breaks downhill
- Accelerates faster and smoother
- Enables the user, once arrived at the final destination, to steer the trailer by using a smartphone: a mover.
The system can be added both to new and existing trailers.
Team Members: Rick Lenssen (Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.) and Boy Trip (Construction Management, M.Sc.).