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Automotive Mechatronic Baseline for Electric Resilient Ultra Light Vehicle

Objective

Ultra Light Vehicles (ULV) intrinsically have a better efficiency due to their improved transport capability per vehicle mass. Additionally improved driving dynamics performance can more easily be achieved because of the reduced mass.
However, the design of ULV sharing the same road with heavier cars represents a complex technical challenge for achieving acceptable safety levels. Furthermore, at present the additional purchase costs of a pure battery electric vehicle one as compared with a gasoline is more than 15000 Euros. Consumers buy a new vehicle because many and diverse reasons, including purchase price (one of the main concerns of the majority of buyers when approaching to purchase a new vehicle), depreciation rate, styling, performance and handling, brand preference and social image. However, car owners tend to underestimate the costs of running a vehicle. Although they are very well aware of fuel costs, road tax and insurance, they do not always account for servicing, repair and cost of depreciation. Therefore, if one is interested in comparing the cost of EV with other competing vehicle technologies the parameter of interest should be the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The project proposal AMBER-ULV aims to develop and integrate several innovative concepts, resulting from successfully completed R&D projects, giving a socially acceptable answer to safety concerns but not penalising the driving experience.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL
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Via Tintoretto 10
20093 Cologno Monzese
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 408 340

Participants (10)

LMS IMAGINE

Participation ended

France
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Place Des Minimes 7
42300 Roanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORMTECH COMPOSITE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 836
Address
Langley Leafield Technical Centre
OX29 9EF Langley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 312 099
Address
Via Delle Canovine 46
24126 Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 521
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 256 840
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 136 415
Address
150 Avenue De La Republique Immeuble Le Diagonal
92320 Chatillon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 243 387
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
NTU INTERNATIONAL AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 123 859
Address
Vestre Havnepromenade 5
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E.O.S. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 407 443
Address
Via Principe Amedeo 11
10123 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SHERPA ENGINEERING SA
France
EU contribution
€ 145 560
Address
Avenue De Verdun 1916 12
92250 La Garenne Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)