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QUalifying and Implementing a user-centric designed and EfficienT electric vehicle

QUIET

QUalifying and Implementing a user-centric designed and EfficienT electric vehicle

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Objectives: 

QUIET aims at developing an improved and energy efficient electric vehicle with increased driving range under real-world driving conditions. This is achieved by exploiting the synergies of a technology portfolio in the areas of: user-centric design with enhanced passenger comfort and safety, lightweight materials with enhanced thermal insulation properties, and optimised vehicle energy management.

The developed technologies will be integrated and qualified in a Honda B-segment electric vehicle validator. Among these, a novel refrigerant for cooling, combined with an energy-saving heat pump operation for heating, advanced thermal storages based on phase change materials, powerfilms for infrared radiative heating, and materials for enhanced thermal insulation of the cabin will be investigated. Further focus is put on lightweight glasses and composites for windows and chassis, as well as light metal aluminium or magnesium seat components. Optimized energy management strategies, such as pre-conditioning and zonal cooling/heating the passenger cabin as well as user-centric designed cooling/heating modules will further enhance the thermal performance of the vehicle. These strategies will be seamlessly implemented in an intelligent vehicle control unit enhanced by a novel Human Machine Interface, which, beyond being intuitive and user friendly, will also consider diverse users’ needs, accounting for gender and ageing society aspects.

The objective of QUIET is to reduce the energy needed for cooling and heating the cabin of an electric vehicle under different driving conditions, by at least 30 % compared to the Honda baseline 2017. Additionally, a weight reduction of about 20 % of vehicle components (e.g. doors, windshields, seats, heating and air conditioning) is also addressed. These efforts will finally lead to a minimum of 25 % driving range increase under both hot (+40 °C) and cold (-10 °C) weather conditions.

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Institution Name: 
European Commission
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Lead Organisation: 

Ait- Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh

Address: 
Donau-City-Strasse 1
1210 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€1,332,831
Partner Organisations: 

Econ Engineering Mernoki, Szolgaltato Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag

Address: 
RITSMAN PAL UTCA 42
BIATORBAGY
2051
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€513,375

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€568,500

Avl Qpunkt Gmbh

Address: 
Gewerbepark 11
8075 Hart Bei Graz
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€738,645

Honda R&d Europe (Deutschland) Gmbh

Address: 
CARL LEGIEN STRASSE 30
63073 OFFENBACH AM MAIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€995,713

Rubitherm Technologies Gmbh

Address: 
SPERENBERGER STRASSE 5A
12277 BERLIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€159,053

Seattec Sitztechnik Gmbh

Address: 
WERNHER VON BRAUN STR 16
92224 AMBERG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€463,625

Ventrex Automotive Gmbh

Address: 
Johann Sebastian Bach Gasse 1
8010 Graz
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€324,688

Obrist Engineering Gmbh

Address: 
RHEINSTRASSE 26-27
6890 LUSTENAU
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€694,906

Att Advanced Thermal Technologies Gmbh

Address: 
GEWERBEPARKSTRASSE 77 5
8143 DOBL ZWARING
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€253,103

Avl Qpunkt Deutschland Gmbh

Address: 
STRAUSSENLETTENSTRASSE 15
85053 INGOLSTADT
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€498,800

Sveuciliste U Zagrebu, Fakultet Strojarstva I Brodogradnje

Address: 
Ivana Lucica 5
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia
EU Contribution: 
€253,781

European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Address: 
-
1049 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€201,936
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