Development and testing of a prototype urban trailer with path-following steering system and hydraulic regenerative braking system.
- The best way to improve fuel consumption in urban delivery is to increase vehicle capacity wherever the logistics operation allows.
- Regenerative braking can give substantial further benefits, but the costs are significant.
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