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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.

Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Net EU contribution
€ 474 700,00
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain

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

Participants (14)

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 389 725,00
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 390 172,50
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg

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Niedersachsen Braunschweig Wolfsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 386 250,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
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.

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES ITALYS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 117 000,00
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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ESI GROUP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 261 730,00
Address
3 Bis Rue Saarinen
94528 Rungis

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
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.

ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 136 500,00
Address
Liebknechtstr. 33
70565 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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.

MECAS ESI SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 132 625,00
Address
Brojova 2113/16
32600 Plzen

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Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENGYS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 558 375,00
Address
The Green 1
TW9 1PL Richmond Surrey

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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
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 372 250,00
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
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 292 500,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 234 850,00
Address
Boulevard De L Hopital 151
75013 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALGORITHMICA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 168 000,00
Address
Kuchlerstrasse 7
61231 Bad Nauheim

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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
Darmstadt Wetteraukreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
F INICIATIVAS I MAS D MAS I SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 30 552,78
Address
C General Lacy 1
28045 Madrid

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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
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
F. INICIATIVAS ESPANA I MAS D MAS I SLU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 49 572,22
Address
C General Lacy 1
28045 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00