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Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach

Objective

The DOMUS project aims to change radically the way in which vehicle passenger compartments and their respective comfort control systems are designed so as to optimise energy use and efficiency while keeping user comfort and safety needs central. Although a more thorough understanding of thermal comfort over recent years has led to significant increases in energy efficiency through better insulation and natural ventilation, substantial room for improvement still exists. With Electric Vehicles (EVs) in particular, which are emerging as the most sustainable option for both satisfying the future mobility needs in Europe and reducing the impact on the environment, inefficiencies must be minimized due to their detrimental effect on the range.
Starting with activities to gain a better understanding of comfort, combined with the development of numerical models which represent both the thermal and acoustic characteristics of the passenger compartment, DOMUS aims to create a validated framework for virtual assessment and optimization of the energy used. In parallel, innovative solutions for glazing, seats, insulation and radiant panels, will be developed along with controllers to optimize their performance individually and when operating in combination, the optimal configuration of which will be derived through numerical simulation.
The aim is that the combined approach of innovating at a component level together with optimising the overall configuration will deliver at least the targeted 25% improvement in EV range without compromising passenger comfort and safety. Furthermore, the project will demonstrate the key elements of the new approach in a real prototype vehicle. As such DOMUS aims to create a revolutionary approach to the design of vehicles from a user-centric perspective for optimal efficiency, the application of which will be key to increasing range and hence customer acceptance and market penetration of EVs in Europe and around the world in the coming years.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-GV-2017

Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Net EU contribution
€ 847 812,50
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (22)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 669 837,50
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 691 726,12
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 90 187,50
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGC GLASS EUROPE SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 827 125,00
Address
Avenue Jean Monnet 4
1348 Louvain-la-neuve

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AGC AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 42 342,50
Address
Rue De La Verrerie D'en Bas
59580 Aniche

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AGC FLAT GLASS CZECH AS CLEN AGC GROUP
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 18 477,50
Address
Sklarska 450
416 74 Teplice

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Severozápad Ústecký kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AGC AUTOMOTIVE BELGIUM SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 42 342,50
Address
Avenue Du Marquis
6220 Fleurus

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Charleroi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NORDGLASS SP ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 15 712,50
Address
Ul Bohaterow Warszawy 11
75-211 Koszalin

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Zachodniopomorskie Koszaliński
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 900 960,13
Address
Frazione Masio 24
10046 Poirino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile
France
Net EU contribution
€ 128 536,25
Address
Rue Hennape 2
92000 Nanterre

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HUTCHINSON SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 652 750,00
Address
Rue Balzac 2
75008 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 411 857,50
Address
Rue Pierre Richardot 12
6468 Echternach

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 300 147,50
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 389 750,00
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 408 500,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 478 970,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 133 948,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 688 312,50
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 155 687,50
Address
Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 382 364,00
Address
2 Rue Hennape
92000 Nanterre

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES ITALYS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 486 812,50
Address
Corso Giovanni Agnelli 200
10135 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 193 850,00
Address
Nordsehler Strasse 38
31655 Stadthagen

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Schaumburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00