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PROMISE

Project ID: 507100
Financé au titre de

Product Lifecycle Management and Information Tracking using Smart Embedded Systems

De 2004-11-15 à 2008-05-14, projet clôturé | PROMISE Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 14 296 703

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 7 999 970

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Norway

Appel à propositions:

FP6-2002-IST-NMP-1See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

Smart car parts save money and the environment

A car that can tell mechanics what is wrong with it would improve road safety and reduce repair and maintenance costs for drivers. Such a vehicle is one application of a new kind of product life-cycle management (PLM) system.

Closed-loop PLM, as it is known, allows a product – be it a car, a locomotive or a piece of factory equipment – to be monitored throughout its life.

To achieve that goal, European researchers involved in the PROMISE project are using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in product components to transmit information wirelessly at short range.

The RFID tags, a type of product-embedded information device, are similar to the electronic labels commonly used by stores to protect merchandise from theft but can contain a lot more information about the product.

A better, cheaper car service

In one demonstration of the technology, the PROMISE team embedded the tags into a specially adapted Fiat car and used them to transmit information to mechanics about the wear and tear on different parts.

To gather the data, the vehicle simply needs to be driven over a one-metre square servicing pad fitted with an ultra-high frequency reader and four antennae. The pad compares part numbers to manufacturer information stored in a database.

Mechanics can then instantly determine which parts are nearing the end of their useful life and which may need to be replaced.

This information helps prevent them from overlooking the replacement of old parts during servicing, but it can also stop them from replacing parts unnecessarily. The technology can therefore help reduce maintenance costs. Used in a car owner’s garage, the system would help ensure their car remains in tip-top condition.

Keeping good parts from the scrap heap

In addition, when the car is to be scrapped, the RFID tags would help prevent unnecessary waste by allowing mechanics to identify parts that are still in a usable condition and which could either be kept as spares or refurbished for use on another vehicle.

Caterpillar, a project partner, is already using refurbished and remanufactured parts in its earth-moving vehicles. The ability to do so allows the company to use less raw materials, energy and resources in their production, increasing the company’s profit margins.

Helping recycling and consumers

More significantly, the use of RFID tags to transmit life-cycle information will contribute to the European Union’s goal of ensuring that 96% of a car’s weight is recyclable by 2015.

For businesses and consumers, closed-loop PLM also offers other advantages. By monitoring a product when it leaves the factory, through its useful life until it is scrapped or recycled, companies will have more information at hand with which to improve the design and satisfy consumer needs.

Objectif

PROMISE will develop appropriate technology, including product lifecycle models, Product Embedded Information Devices and software components and tools for decision making based on data gathered through a product lifecycle. This is done to enable and exploit the seamless flow, tracing and updating of product information, after its delivery to the customer and up to its final destiny and back to the designer and producer. The breakthrough contribution of PROMISE, in the long term, is to allow information flow management to go beyond the customer, to close the product lifecycle information loops, and to enable the seamless e-Transformation of Product Lifecycle Information to Knowledge. PROMISE integrates research activities to realise a prototype PROMISE PLM System, industrial applications covering 11 demonstrators in the Automotive, Railway, Heavy Load Vehicle, EEE and White goods sectors, standardisation, business development issues and training activities. PROMISE offers to the Product Lifecycle stakeholders: to create value by transforming information to knowledge at all phases of the product lifecycle and thus improve product and service quality, efficiency and sustainability. The main objectives are to develop new 1. closed-loop life cycle information flow models for BOL, MOL and EOL 2. PLM system and IT infrastructure exploiting the capabilities of smart product embedded information devices 3. standards to allow the technologies and associated tools to be developed by the PROMISE project to be accepted by the market. 4. working and business models appropriate for the use and exploitation of the new technologies and tools to be developed by all actors involved in a product lifecycle. The PROMISE consortium consists of 22 partners from 9 European countries. In addition it integrates research activities performed at private and EU-projects, as well as international corporations (IMS) involving 5 regions (EU, Switzerland, Japan, USA, Australia.

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Documents et Publications (78)

Coordonnées du coordinateur

Asbjorn Rolstadas, (Project Coordinator)
Tél.: +47 73 59 3785
Fax: +47 75551326
E-mail

Coordinateur

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 935 225


STRINDVEIEN 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Asbjorn Rolstadas
Tél.: +47 73 59 3785
Fax: +47 73 59 7017
E-mail

Participants

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (SWITZERLAND) AG
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 219 204


Brown Boveri-Strasse 5
8050 Z�rich
Switzerland
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Markus Frey
Tél.: +41 1 318 3817
Fax: +41 1 318 1000
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 797 188


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Dimitris Kiritsis
Tél.: 41216935163
Fax: 41216933553
E-mail
ENOTRAC AG
Fin de participation
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 105 098


POSTGAESSLI 23
CH-3661 UETENDORF
Switzerland
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Andreas Wegmueller
Tél.: +41 33 345 6222
Fax: +41 33 345 6225
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 528 251


Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Tél.: +49 421 2185529
Fax: +49 421 2185610
E-mail
INDYON GMBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 267 977


Hansastr. 27d
80686 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Andreas Plettner
Tél.: +49 89 54759128
Fax: +49 89 54759100
E-mail
COGNIDATA GMBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 304 747


FRANKFURTER STRASSE 36-38
D-61118 BAD VILBEL
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Gerd Grosse
Tél.: 004961016559901
Fax: 004961016559907
E-mail
INMEDIASP GESELLSCHAFT FUER INNOVATIVE PRODUKTENWICKLUNG UND INFORMATIONSTECHNIK MBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 518 088


NEUENDORFSTRASSE 18 A
16761 HENNINGSDORF
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Andreas Edler
Tél.: +49 3302 559420
Fax: +49 3302 559124
E-mail
SAP SE
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 916 250


DIETMAR HOPP ALLEE 16
69190 WALLDORF
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Lutz Heuser
Tél.: +49 6227 761753
Fax: +49 6227 740964
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 611 500


AM CAMPEON 1-12
85579 NEUBIBERG
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Werner Weber
Tél.: 498923448470
Fax: 49892349557082
Teknillinen korkeakoulu
Finland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 439 459


Otakaari 1
02015 ESPOO
Finland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Hannu Yrj�l
Tél.: +358 9 451 4765
Fax: +358 9 451 3665
E-mail
TRACKWAY OY
Finland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 383 586


Tekniikantie 14
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Lion Benjamins
Tél.: +35841-469-2656
Fax: +3589-2517-2202
CATERPILLAR FRANCE SAS
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 149 326


40 av leon Blum
38043 Grenoble C�x 9
France
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Jean-Jacques Janosch
Tél.: +33 47623 8233
Fax: +33 47623 7220
E-mail
INTRACOM S.A. HOLDINGS
Fin de participation
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 43 666


19,5 KM MARKOPOULOU AVE.
19002 PEANIA (ATTIKA)
Greece
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Maria Anastasiou
Tél.: +30 210 6674205
Fax: +30 210 6671312
E-mail
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 99 696


NEW ROAD PEANIA MARKOPOULO 19 7KM
19002 PEANIA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Dimitra Pli
Tél.: +30 219 6674370
Fax: +30 210 6677101
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 267 500


UNIVERSITY ROAD
GALWAY
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Neil Ferguson
Tél.: 00353-91-512228
Fax: 00353-91-562894
ARISTON THERMO SPA
Fin de participation
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 37 191


VIALE ARISTIDE MERLONI
60044 FABRIANO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Lorenzo Marra
Tél.: +39-071-7200568
Fax: +39-071-7100275
E-mail
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 418 500


STRADA TORINO 50
10043 ORBASSANO
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: MARIO GAMBERA
Tél.: +39-011-9083047
Fax: +39-011-9083083
E-mail
FIDIA SPA
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 150 750


CORSO LOMBARDIA 11
10099 SAN MAURO TORINESE
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Fabrizio Meo
Tél.: +39/011-2227333
Fax: +39/011-2227367
E-mail
WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 32 857


VIA CARLO PISACANE 1
20016 PERO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 170 750


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Claudio Roberto Boer
Tél.: 0039 0223699608
Fax: 0039 0223699609
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 218 248


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
20133 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Andrea Matta
Tél.: +39-2-23994891
Fax: +39-2-70638377
E-mail
WRAP S.P.A.
Fin de participation
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 78 232


VIA LAMBERTO CORSI 55
60044 FABRIANO
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: PIER ANDREA PRACCHI
Tél.: +39 07326362222
Fax: +39 07326362121
E-mail
Q-Free ASA
Fin de participation
Norway

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


THONNING OWESENSG 35 C
7044 TRONDHEIM
Norway
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Anders Ivar Hagen
Tél.: +47 73 82 65 58
Fax: +47 73 82 65 01
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 306 681


TRINITY LANE THE OLD SCHOOLS
CB2 1TN CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: DUNCAN CAMPBELL McFARLANE
Tél.: +44 1223 338069
Fax: +44 1223 338076