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Design  OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach

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.
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Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Address

L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 847 812,50

Participants (17)

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 629 687,50

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 846 286,25

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 90 187,50

AGC GLASS EUROPE SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 946 000

DENSO Thermal Systems S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 803 300

Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile

France

EU Contribution

€ 322 386,25

HUTCHINSON SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 652 750

IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 411 857,50

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 300 147,50

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 389 750

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 408 500

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 478 970

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 133 948,50

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 688 312,50

UNIRESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 155 687,50

FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 382 364

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES ITALY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 470 062,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 769902

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 958 010

  • EU contribution

    € 8 958 010

Coordinated by:

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain