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Advanced Architectures Chassis/Traction concept for Future Electric vehicles

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€6 093 474
EU Contribution
€4 895 704
Project Acronym
ACHILES
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation,
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The aim of ACHILES is to develop a more efficient E/E control system architecture optimised for the 3rd generation of EVs by integrating four new technological concepts:

  1. A new wheel concept design will be equipped with full by-wire braking, including a new friction brake concept.
  2. A centralised computer platform will host the e-drive functionalities and reduce the number of ECUs and networks while fulfilling safety & security requirements. It will support centralised domain controllers required to implement high automation and autonomy concepts, a key requirement for smart mobility.
  3. An out of phase control that will be allowed to intentionally operate the electric motor inefficiently to dissipate the excess of braking energy in case of fully charged batteries.
  4. 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.
Methodology

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 EV 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.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
Other Programme
LC-GV-01-2018 Integrated, brand-independent architectures, components and systems for next generation electrified vehicles optimised for the infrastructure

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Address
Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€922 529
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€396 000
Organisation
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Address
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE GIPUZKOA PASEO MIKELETEGI 2, 20009 DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIAN (GIPUZKOA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€480 125
Organisation
Elaphe Pogonske Tehnologije Doo
Address
Teslova Ulica 30, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
EU Contribution
€320 075
Organisation
Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
Address
GUERICKESTRASSE 7, 60488 FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany
EU Contribution
€1 313 725
Organisation
Idiada Automotive Technology Sa
Address
L Albornar, 43710 Santa Oliva, Spain
EU Contribution
€130 900
Organisation
Audi Aktiengesellschaft
Address
85045 Ingolstadt, Germany
EU Contribution
€419 878
Organisation
Tttech Computertechnik Ag
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse 7, 1040 Wien, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€610 217
Organisation
Ikerlan - Technological Research Centre
Address
Paseo J.M. Arizmendiarrieta 2, 20500 MONDRAGON, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€302 255

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric vehicle batteries (and energy management)
Technology
Vehicle energy management systems
Development phase
Validation

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