Projects in Focus
DOMUS aims at radically changing the way vehicle passenger compartments and their respective comfort control systems are designed, specifically for Electric Vehicle (EV) development. This new design methodology will optimise energy use and efficiency while keeping user comfort and safety needs central. Efficient EVs are essential to further reducing the impact on the environment; inefficiencies must be minimised due to their detrimental effect on the range.
The project started with activities to better understand “comfort” for users. Numerical models characterising thermal and acoustic properties of the passenger compartment were developed. This approach allows to create a...
On January 2020 three EUCAR members (DAF Trucks, IVECO, and Volvo Group), launched the LONGRUN project (Development of efficient and environmental friendly long-distance powertrain for heavy-duty trucks and coaches).
In the long haul transport sector, the reduction of real driving emissions and fuel consumption is the main societal challenge. The LONGRUN project will contribute to lower the impacts by developing different engines, drivelines and demonstrator vehicles with 10% energy saving (TtW) and related CO2, 30% lower emission exhaust (NOx, CO and others), and 50% Peak Thermal Efficiency.
A second achievement will be the multiscale simulation framework to support the design and...
The HEADSTART (Harmonised European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport) project aims to define testing and validation procedures of Cooperated, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) functions including key technologies such as communications, cyber-security and positioning. The tests will be in both simulation and real-world fields to validate safety and security performance according to the key users’ needs.
The project main objectives are:
Identify the existing methodologies, procedures and tools for testing, validation and certification;
Harmonise the existing testing and validation approaches;
Define and develop test, validation and certification...
More than 60 companies and research centres collaborate in the ENABLE-S3 project. It aims at significantly raising the level of reliability for automated systems while addressing the effort and costs needed for testing. ENABLE-S3 will provide a comprehensive modular verification and validation framework.
The final event of the project was held on 16-17 May 2019 at the Helmut List Halle in Graz, Austria. At this two days’ event, the ENABLE-S3 project partners presented the key results of 3 years of intense research activities in the area of automated systems. Visitors had the exclusive opportunity to gain first-hand insights into demonstrators and meet the people driving this project...
The GasOn project addresses an alternative way towards clean and sustainable mobility by fully exploiting the benefits of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). CNG offers less CO2 emissions, which can be close to zero for biomethane (renewable energy). Beside that CNG also offers a significantly higher knock resistance and near zero particulates. These benefits have been exploited in GasOn by developing 4 different, monovalent (running on CNG only) engine concepts for passenger and light duty vehicle applications
The engine concepts developed in GasOn reached efficiencies clearly above current series products leading to CO2 savings of up to 20%. One of the measures to achieve that is a high...
Europe’s automotive industry has joined forces with suppliers, universities and research institutes to test and evaluate automated vehicle technologies in real traffic conditions. L3Pilot (Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads) is the EU flagship project testing the viability of Automated Driving for a safe and efficient transport. 13 OEMs participate in currently the biggest project for large-scale pilots for SAE Level 3 functions. The (planned) 100 test vehicles are exposed to variable conditions in 10 European countries with 1,000 test drivers all over Europe.
The project has achieved its first-year milestone, defining a common methodology for piloting, testing and...