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Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial inteLligence for Electrified vehicles

Objective

UPSCALE is the first EU-project that has the specific goal to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) methods directly into traditional physics-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)-software and –methods. These CAE-tools are currently being used to develop road transportation not only in Europe but worldwide. The current focus of the project is to apply AI-methods to reduce the development time and increase the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) which are required by the automotive industry to reduce global emission levels. High performance computing (HPC) and CAE-software and –methods play a decisive role in vehicle development process. In order to make a significant impact on the development process, the two most HPC intensive CAE-applications have been chosen as use cases for the project: vehicle aero/thermal- and crash-modelling. When considering total automotive HPC usage, approximately 20% is used for aero/thermal simulations and up to 50% of HPC resources are utilized for crash simulations. By improving the effectiveness of these two areas, great increases in efficiency will lead to a 20% of reduction of product time to market. Other novel modelling approaches such as reduced order modelling will be coupled to the AI improved CAE-software and -methods to further reduce simulation time and ease the application of optimization tools needed to improve product quality. Through the combined effort of universities, research laboratories, European automotive OEMs, software companies and an AI-SME specialized in machine learning (ML), the UPSCALE project will provide a unique and effective environment to produce novel AI-based CAE-software solutions to improve European automotive competiveness.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 474 700

Participants (10)

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 389 725
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 172,50
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 503 250
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 530 855
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGYS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 558 375
Address
The Green 1
TW9 1PL Richmond Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 372 250
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 234 850
Address
Boulevard De L Hopital 151
75013 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALGORITHMICA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Kuchlerstrasse 7
61231 Bad Nauheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
F INICIATIVAS I MAS D MAS I SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 125
Address
C General Lacy 1
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)