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Advanced Architectures Chassis/Traction concept for Future Electric vehicles

Objective

The aim of ACHILES is to develop a more efficient E/E control system architecture optimized for the 3rd generation of EVs by integrating four new technological concepts. Firstly, a new wheel concept design will be equipped with full by-wire braking, including a new friction brake concept. Secondly, a centralized computer platform will host the e-drive functionalities and reduce the number of ECUs and networks while fulfilling safety & security requirements. It will support centralized domain controllers required to implement high automation and autonomy concepts, a key requirement for smart mobility. Thirdly, an out of phase control that will allow to intentionally operate the electric motor inefficiently to dissipate the excess of braking energy in case of fully charged batteries. As a fourth concept, a new torque vectoring algorithm will significantly improve the vehicle dynamics. The advances proposed will reduce the total cost of ownership by 10% and increase the driving range by at least 11% while increasing autonomy. ACHILES will be tested and verified in a real demo vehicle and in a brand-independent testing platform. The project consortium is another major asset. Audi, one of the technologically most advanced OEMs, will integrate these technologies to a next generation of EVs prototype. As a leading supplier, Continental will contribute by the innovative brake system. Elaphe, a leading technology company for e-motor design, will develop the suitable motor technology. TTTech, known for its future oriented network technologies for AI and autonomy-based systems, will be responsible for the networking technology. The academia team consists of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Coordinator), Tecnalia, Ikerlan and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. It will provide the technological basis, the modelling and the algorithms for this challenging endeavour. Finally, Idiada will conduct the testing and evaluations verifying and proving the achievement of the promised innovation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 922 528,75

Participants (9)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 480 125
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 957,44
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse 7
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 313 725
Address
Guerickestrasse 7
60488 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 255
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
ELAPHE POGONSKE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 387 425,68
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 527,70
Address
Auto-union-str. 1
85057 Ingolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 396 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 900
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TTTECH AUTO AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 485 259,69
Address
Operngasse 17-21
1040 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)