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Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial inteLligence for Electrified vehicles

Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial inteLligence for Electrified vehicles

Objective

UPSCALE is the first EU-project that has the specific goal to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) methods directly into traditional physics-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)-software and –methods. These CAE-tools are currently being used to develop road transportation not only in Europe but worldwide. The current focus of the project is to apply AI-methods to reduce the development time and increase the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) which are required by the automotive industry to reduce global emission levels. High performance computing (HPC) and CAE-software and –methods play a decisive role in vehicle development process. In order to make a significant impact on the development process, the two most HPC intensive CAE-applications have been chosen as use cases for the project: vehicle aero/thermal- and crash-modelling. When considering total automotive HPC usage, approximately 20% is used for aero/thermal simulations and up to 50% of HPC resources are utilized for crash simulations. By improving the effectiveness of these two areas, great increases in efficiency will lead to a 20% of reduction of product time to market. Other novel modelling approaches such as reduced order modelling will be coupled to the AI improved CAE-software and -methods to further reduce simulation time and ease the application of optimization tools needed to improve product quality. Through the combined effort of universities, research laboratories, European automotive OEMs, software companies and an AI-SME specialized in machine learning (ML), the UPSCALE project will provide a unique and effective environment to produce novel AI-based CAE-software solutions to improve European automotive competiveness.
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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

€ 474 700

Participants (10)

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VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 389 725

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 172,50

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 503 250

ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 530 855

ENGYS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 558 375

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 372 250

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 234 850

ALGORITHMICA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 000

F INICIATIVAS I MAS D MAS I SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824306

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 994 802,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 994 802,50

Coordinated by:

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain