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Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach

DOMUS

Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach

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Objectives: 

The DOMUS project aims to change radically the way in which vehicle passenger compartments and their respective comfort control systems are designed so as to optimise energy use and efficiency while keeping user comfort and safety needs central. Although a more thorough understanding of thermal comfort over recent years has led to significant increases in energy efficiency through better insulation and natural ventilation, substantial room for improvement still exists. With Electric Vehicles (EVs) in particular, which are emerging as the most sustainable option for both satisfying the future mobility needs in Europe and reducing the impact on the environment, inefficiencies must be minimized due to their detrimental effect on the range.

Starting with activities to gain a better understanding of comfort, combined with the development of numerical models which represent both the thermal and acoustic characteristics of the passenger compartment, DOMUS aims to create a validated framework for virtual assessment and optimization of the energy used. In parallel, innovative solutions for glazing, seats, insulation and radiant panels, will be developed along with controllers to optimize their performance individually and when operating in combination, the optimal configuration of which will be derived through numerical simulation.

The aim is that the combined approach of innovating at a component level together with optimising the overall configuration will deliver at least the targeted 25% improvement in EV range without compromising passenger comfort and safety. Furthermore, the project will demonstrate the key elements of the new approach in a real prototype vehicle. As such DOMUS aims to create a revolutionary approach to the design of vehicles from a user-centric perspective for optimal efficiency, the application of which will be key to increasing range and hence customer acceptance and market penetration of EVs in Europe and around the world in the coming years.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€847,813
Partner Organisations: 

Coventry University

Address: 
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€389,750

Volvo Personvagnar Ab

Address: 
Avd 50090 Hb3S
405 31 Goteborg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€90,188

Agc Glass Europe Sa

Address: 
AVENUE JEAN MONNET 4
1348 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€946,000

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€1,099,750

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe

Address: 
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 EVERE (BRUXELLES)
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€846,286

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Address: 
Templergraben
52062 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€478,970

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€408,500

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation

Address: 
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia - Calle Geldo - Edificio 700
48160 Derio
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€234,449

Luxembourg Institute Of Science And Technology

Address: 
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Luxembourg
EU Contribution: 
€300,148

Iee International Electronics & Engineering Sa

Address: 
RUE PIERRE RICHARDOT 12
6468 ECHTERNACH
Luxembourg
EU Contribution: 
€411,858

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft M.b.h.

Address: 
Inffeldgasse 21a / 1. Stock
8010 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€587,813

Uniresearch

Address: 
Elektronicaweg 16c
2628XG DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€155,688

Denso Thermal Systems S.p.a.

Address: 
Frazione Masio 24
10046 Poirino (To)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€803,300

Hutchinson Sa

Address: 
Rue Balzac 2
75008 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€652,750

Faurecia Services Group

Address: 
2, RUE HENNAPE
92000 NANTERRE CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€704,750
Technologies: 
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