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Development of strategies for control, diagnosis and management of internal combustion engines to comply with Euro 6 norms

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Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
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Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

EURO 6 legislation defines procedures, tests and requirements for the approval of cars from 2014 referring in particular to the following elements:

  • Exhaust emissions, including test cycles, emissions at low temperatures, idling emissions, smoke opacity, correct functioning and regeneration of after-treatment systems;
  • emissions through evaporation and emissions from the engine crankcase;
  • OBD (On-Board-Diagnosis) systems and performance of pollution control devices;
  • Durability of pollution control devices, replacement of pollution control devices, in-service compliance, compliance of production and technical controls.

While petrol engines seem to be more easily adaptable to requirements compliance of EURO 6 legislation, things are more complex in relation to diesel engine. A great effort is needed in developing and assembling new components in the whole engine system. 


The project was aimed at identifying modelling procedures of fluid-dynamic behaviour of the various engine components and at optimizing management and control procedures of the various engine subsystems.

The final objective is to identify those technologies that can enable the achievement of emission targets set out in legislation in time for industrialization and production of those engines that will be in the market in 2014 (at least two years before). 


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Ministry of Research (Ministero della Ricerca)
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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