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Electric-VEhicle Control of individual wheel Torque for On- and Off-Road Conditions (E-VECTOORC)

Project description

Supplements to strengthen cooperation in ICT R&D in an enlarged European Union <p>The E-VECTOORC project brings together 11 complementary partners from industrial and research backgrounds to address the individual control of the electric motor torques of fully electric vehicles to enhance safety, comfort and fun-to-drive in both on- and off-road driving conditions. The key objectives of the proposal are: <br />&bull; Development and demonstration of yaw rate and sideslip angle control algorithms based on the combination of front/rear and left/right torque vectoring to improve overall vehicle dynamic performance.<br />&bull; Development and demonstration of novel strategies for the modulation of the torque output of the individual electric motors to enhance brake energy recuperation, Anti lock Brake function and Traction Control function.<br />The benefits of these strategies include reductions in: I) vehicle energy consumption, II) stopping distance, and III) acceleration times. </p><p>All developed algorithms will include failsafe strategies and controlled shutdown procedures. The overall control strategy will employ a modular control architecture to allow an easy implementation for different vehicle layouts (e.g., the number of individually controlled motors), vehicle sizes and vehicle applications (from small city cars to sports cars and SUVs). </p><p>The activity will be carried out using vehicle dynamics simulations and Hardware-In-the-Loop testing of vehicle components and subsystems, which will be complemented by full scale experimental testing of the entire system using a highly versatile vehicle demonstrator that can represent drivetrain architectures with 2, 3 or 4 electric motors. Experimental testing will provide comprehensive information for quantifying the benefits of the proposed control system in both on-road and off-road driving conditions. </p><p>Hence, in line with the ICT Work Programme for FEVs, the potential of electric drive architectures for improving vehicle stability control will be more fully exploited and measured through the E-VECTOORC control approach. </p>

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-ICT-GC
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Aldo SORNIOTTI (Dr.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 591 372

Participants (10)

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 235 008
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
INVERTO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 252 060
Address
Van Parijslaan
9940 Evergem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John De Clercq (Mr.)
FLANDERS' DRIVE CVBA-SO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 596 790
Address
August Reyerslaan
1030 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Renilde Craps (Ms.)
SKODA AUTO A.S.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 137 560
Address
Tr Vaclava Klementa 869
293 60 Mlada Boleslav
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUCAS VARITY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 999
Address
Carl Spater Strasse 8
56070 Koblenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 269 016
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 892
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 236 272
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LAND ROVER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 982
Address
Banbury Road Gaydon
CV35 0RR Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nigel Clarke (Mr.)
JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 046
Address
Abbey Road Whitley
CV3 4LF Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)