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TRIMIS

IMplementation of VIrtual TEsting in safety Regulations

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 767 332
EU Contribution
€3 199 630
Project website
Project Acronym
IMVITER
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Computer aided engineering is a routinely used technology for the design and testing of road vehicles, including the simulation of their response to an impact and the prediction of the risk of injuries sustained by the potential victims. But, so far, the release of a vehicle on the market still depends on the verification of the product compliance with safety standards through a series of type approval physical tests.

To increase car industry competitiveness by reducing the burden of this type approval test system and to improve road safety by raising the quality level of protection measures, recent initiatives have been taken by both industry and public authorities, to promote the use of alternative ways (e.g. virtual test through numerical simulation) to check vehicle compliance with safety standards.

Objectives

The main objective of this project was the implementation of virtual testing (VT) procedures in existing safety standards by consolidation of advanced VT technologies, analysing the ensuing costs and benefits and looking for the improvement of homologation procedures as well as setting the base for improvement of integrative safety.

Methodology

The achievement of this objective implied among others, that the accuracy of the simulation models and procedures can be assured and rated independently of the modelling process, software tools, computing platform and the performing organisation (end user). Procedures that consider uncertainties due to different real tests results (depending on the lab performing), input parameters dispersion, etc. were taken into account in these processes.

In this project, the future potential of Virtual Testing (VT) was investigated not only to fully substitute Real Testing (RT) in regulations but also to define procedures for fully virtual testing including biomechanics validation of real and virtual test devices and to evaluate transferring the process of VT to new advanced safety systems (active and pre-crash safety systems).

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

Procedures were defined to introduce and implement Virtual Testing in the regulations, in order to reduce Real Testing. Furthermore, physical tests were defined which could be (partly) replaced by virtual tests. Also evaluation criteria were defined, to check and evaluate the simulation models and related procedures.

The use of Virtual Testing will result in a reduction of physical testing that needs to be conducted to get approval or certification. Several workshops were organised to transfer and use the knowledge gained in this project. Stakeholders were among others: car manufactures, regulatory bodies, suppliers, etc.

Innovation aspects

Introduction of Virtual Testing in order to reduce Real Testing (physical tests), and hence shortening the time-to-market of products.

Technical Implications

Numerical models (virtual testing) also generate substantial costs. It is therefore important to know the costs induced by real testing versus virtual testing.

Strategy targets

Innovating for the future (technology and behaviour): A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Fundacion Cidaut
Address
PLAZA VICENTE ALEIXANDRE CAMPOS 2 PQ TECNOLOGICO DE BOECILLO 209, 47151 VALLADOLID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€731 795
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Renault Represented By Gie Reginov
Address
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 13/15, 92100 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€71 294
Organisation
Universite Lyon 1 Claude Bernard
Address
43 Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€189 740
Organisation
Autotech Engineering, Aie
Address
Pol. Industrial De Lebario, 48220 Abadiano - Bizkaia, Spain
EU Contribution
€215 800
Organisation
Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni
Address
Strada Torino, 50, 10043 ORBASSANO (TO), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€155 302
Organisation
Esi Group
Address
Avenue De Suffren 100-102, 75008 Paris, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€169 119
Organisation
Dynamore Gesellschaft Fuer Fem Ingenieurleistungen
Address
Industrie Strasse 2, 70565 STUTTGART, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€161 700
Organisation
Daimler Ag
Address
Mercedesstrasse, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€130 189
Organisation
Audi Aktiengesellschaft
Address
85045 Ingolstadt, Germany
EU Contribution
€116 656
Organisation
Altair Development France
Address
Centre D'affaires, Rue De La Renaissance Bat A 2, 92160 Antony, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€121 041
Organisation
Jafi Autokut Engineering Ltd
Address
Budapest, Csoka U. 7-13, 1115, Hungary
EU Contribution
€141 221
Organisation
Instituto Nacional De Técnica Aeroespacial
Address
Carretera de Ajalvir Km 4,5, 28850 TORREJON DE ARDOZ, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€306 336
Organisation
Bundesanstalt Für Strassenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute)
Address
Brüdenstrasse 53, 51427 BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€322 837
Organisation
Panepistimio Patron
Address
University Campus- Rio, 26500 Patras, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€263 100
Organisation
Adam Opel Ag
Address
Bahnhofsplatz 1, IPC-R1-05 RÜSSELSHEIM, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€103 500

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for navigation and safety
Development phase
Implementation

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