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Microelectronics and the Automobile

Objective

The situation of the automotive industry (car producers and component suppliers) worldwide is characterised by a high degree of saturation on the world market. Future competition will be of a destructive nature and, based on legislation and customers' requirements, safety and environmental compatibility will play an increasingly important role in addition to styling, performance and comfort. It will be crucial for manufacturers to gain a competitive edge by using modern technology.

The main objective of MICROMOBILE is to prepare a medium/long term programme of work targeted at "Microelectronics and the Automobile" and intended to act as a strategic reference for future R&D work in this field in Europe. In particular, collaborative R&D activities of car manufacturers, equipment/component suppliers and microelectronics industry will be defined with the aim to establish a network of vertical and horizontal cooperations. The state-of-the-art of relevant systems, methodologies and technologies (in particular boundary, interconnecting and microelectronics) will be reviewed and assessed. The foreseeable evolution in the short, medium and long term will be investigated and documented and the environmental and social impact will be shown.

MICROMOBILE is driven by car manufacturers with the involvement of equipment/component suppliers and microelectronics companies. A number of companies which are not partners in the consortium will however also be invited to provide their contribution. A systematic top down methodology will be implemented based on the sequential analysis of needs and requirements of the modern traffic environment, the determination of automobile functions to satisfy them and the identification of the main vehicle "on board" systems and the enabling methodologies and technologies.

A very open information dissemination strategy will be followed by the consortium and the results of MICROMOBILE will be available to interested European organisations.

Coordinator

Daimler-Benz AG
Address
Epplestraße 225
70567 Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (8)

AB VOLVO
Sweden
Address

40508 Goeteborg
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën
France
Address
Centre Technique Citroen Route De Gizy
78140 Vélizy-villacoublay
Marelli Autronica
Italy
Address
Via Filzi Fabio 1
27100 Pavia
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Tuebinger Strasse 123
72762 Reutlingen
Rover Group Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
International Headquarters
CV34 6RG Warwick
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics SrL
Italy
Address
Via C. Olivetti, 23651
20041 Agrate Brianza (Mi)
TEMIC TELEFUNKEN MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
Address
Theresienstraße 235
74025 Heilbronn