From 29/Aug/2015 - THE FUTURE IN YOUR MOTORHOME
Roller Team presents TRIACA Concept 230
ROLLER TEAM PRESENTS ITS TRIACA CONCEPT 230 AT THE DUSSELDORF CARAVAN SALON TRIACA CONCEPT 230 – THE FUTURE IN YOUR MOTORHOME
Innovative project, sensitive to environmental dynamics
Roller Team chooses the venue of the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon for the world preview of the Triaca Concept 230, which represents the brand’s new challenge in designing an extremely innovative recreational vehicle in terms of functionality and eco-sustainability.
Concept development was made possible thanks to the participation of Roller Team, as promoter of the project, in the “Research & Development” funding program sponsored by the Tuscany Region in 2012 and applied to the sector of recreational vehicles.
This is how TRIACA was born, acronym of the Italian “Tecnologia per Ridurre l’Impatto Ambientale in
Camper” or Technology for Environmental Impact Reduction in Motorhomes.
This project combines the application of innovative technologies in order to reduce the energy consumption of motorhomes and improve their environmental impact during the utilisation phases with an innovative study concerning the optimisation of interior spaces (distribution, ergonomics and mechatronic applications) thanks to the development of a basic design.
Again in the area of reduced environmental impact, the project offers new advantageous solutions as concerns the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), from the pre-production phase to the transport phase, in order to verify the environmental impact of the motorhome, focusing on emissions of KgCO2 eq and CED (Cumulative Energy Demand). This analysis makes it possible to identify the guidelines for designing the life cycle of the new product (LCD or Life Cycle Design), which will originate a second study on the new industrialised vehicle, in order to quantify the obtained improvements as far as the environment is concerned.
The project featured the joint participation of Roller Team and:
DIDA – Department of Architecture of the University of Florence;
CPTM - Magona Technological Hub Consortium;
CUBIT - Consortium Ubiquitos Technologies: technical support during development of the executive project;
DISCO of the University of Siena – Department of Communication Sciences.
“We set out to create the “Motorhome of the Future”: innovative, technologically advanced, extremely functional, but that could immediately be put in production. This means that we did not start with impractical or unfeasible concepts. The basic idea was to re-interpret already known logics and to apply them to the motorhome in order to improve its habitability and the distribution of interior spaces, reduce its environmental impact and test out a few solutions present on other products in order to apply them to future productions”, explained Paolo Bicci, Managing Director of Trigano SpA, the company that owns the Roller Team brand.