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BEst in class veHICLE: Safe urban mobility in a sustainable transport value-chain (BEHICLE)

Objective

The BEHICLE project will deliver a safe, lightweight, performance enhanced and updated version of an existing urban Electric Vehicle (EV), namely the IH QBEAK car.

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With the determination of obtaining a Best-in-Class rating, BEHICLE developments will be focused on fulfilling safety requirements as defined by EURONCAP assessment. It will pursue consumption and electric range targets established on the topic, by integrating off-the-shelf powertrain and battery systems, whilst maintaining a lightweight structure based on conventional manufacturing technologies.

A preliminary crash test, performed at the beginning of the project on an IH car, will serve as a benchmark to establish an Improvement Action Plan, from which a safer version will be conceived. Computed Aided Engineering (CAE) and numerical modeling tools will be used throughout the entire process.

The improvement strategy will place emphasis on safety cage renewal and on the integration of frontal, side and rear energy absorption modules, as well as on innovative safety systems, such as ‘Bag in Roof’ and side airbags for driver and passenger. The Body-in-White (BiW) material mix will feature metallic materials and thermoplastics with metallic reinforcements.

4 BEHICLE prototypes will be manufactured and tested according to EuroNCAP requirements. Crash compatibility cases will also be assessed by virtual means.

BEHICLE results related to the complete car will be exploited according to innovative business models. The modular conception of BEHICLE will allow decentralized production and local assembly in the user cities. This will provide with local job creation around all the European municipalities in which sustainable mobility by means of BEHICLE concepts will be implemented.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 503 672
Administrative Contact
Leire Vadillo (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

INSERO HORSENS FORENING

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Chr M Ostergaards Vej 4A
8700 Horsens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mogens Løkke (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 280
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anika Demirci (Mrs.)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 308 144
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Donaldson (Mr.)
BUSINESS INNOVATION BROKERS S. COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 606
Address
Fermin Calbeton 13
20600 Eibar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iñigo Urkidi (Mr.)
GRUPO ANTOLIN ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 580
Address
Viale Primo Maggio Parco Industriale La Porporata 13
10064 Pinerolo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rossella Santiano (Ms.)
ZF AUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 938
Address
Industriestrasse 20
73553 Alfdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lothar Zink (Mr.)
INSERO AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 620 780
Address
Chr M Ostergaards Vej 4
8700 Horsens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mogens Løkke (Mr.)