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Advanced Architectures Chassis/Traction concept for Future Electric vehicles

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.
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Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Address

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 922 528,75

Participants (8)

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 480 125

TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 610 217,13

CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 313 725

IKERLAN S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 255

ELAPHE POGONSKE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 320 075

AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 419 878,38

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 396 000

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 130 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824311

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 093 473,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 895 704,26

Coordinated by:

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium