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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-2017
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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
€ 847 812,50

Participants (18)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 669 837,50
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 691 726,12
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 90 187,50
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGC GLASS EUROPE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 946 000
Address
Avenue Jean Monnet 4
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 900 960,13
Address
Frazione Masio 24
10046 Poirino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile
France
EU contribution
€ 128 536,25
Address
Rue Hennape 2
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUTCHINSON SA
France
EU contribution
€ 652 750
Address
Rue Balzac 2
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 411 857,50
Address
Rue Pierre Richardot 12
6468 Echternach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 300 147,50
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 389 750
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 408 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 478 970
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 948,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 688 312,50
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 155 687,50
Address
Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
France
EU contribution
€ 382 364
Address
2 Rue Hennape
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES ITALYS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 486 812,50
Address
Corso Giovanni Agnelli 200
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAURECIA AUTOSITZE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 850
Address
Nordsehler Strasse 38
31655 Stadthagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)