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Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial inteLligence for Electrified vehicles

UPSCALE

Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial inteLligence for Electrified vehicles

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Background & policy context: 

UPSCALE is the first EU-project that has the specific goal to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) methods directly into traditional physics-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)-software and –methods. These CAE-tools are currently being used to develop road transportation not only in Europe but worldwide. 

Objectives: 

The current focus of the project is to apply AI-methods to reduce the development time and increase the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) which are required by the automotive industry to reduce global emission levels. High performance computing (HPC) and CAE-software and –methods play a decisive role in vehicle development process. In order to make a significant impact on the development process, the two most HPC intensive CAE-applications have been chosen as use cases for the project: vehicle aero/thermal- and crash-modelling. 

Methodology: 

When considering total automotive HPC usage, approximately 20% is used for aero/thermal simulations and up to 50% of HPC resources are utilised for crash simulations. By improving the effectiveness of these two areas, great increases in efficiency will lead to a 20% of reduction of product time to market.

Other novel modelling approaches such as reduced order modelling will be coupled to the AI improved CAE-software and -methods to further reduce simulation time and ease the application of optimization tools needed to improve product quality. Through the combined effort of universities, research laboratories, European automotive OEMs, software companies and an AI-SME specialised in machine learning (ML), the UPSCALE project will provide a unique and effective environment to produce novel AI-based CAE-software solutions to improve European automotive competiveness.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
LC-GV-02-2018 Virtual product development and production of all types of electrified vehicles and components
Lead Organisation: 

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€474,700
Partner Organisations: 

Engys Ltd

Address: 
The Green 1
Richmond Surrey
TW9 1PL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€558,375

Ecole Nationale Superieure D'arts Et Metiers

Address: 
BOULEVARD DE L HOPITAL 151
75013 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€234,850

Volvo Personvagnar Ab

Address: 
Avd 50090 Hb3S
405 31 Goteborg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€389,725

F Iniciativas I Mas D Mas I Sl

Address: 
C GENERAL LACY 1
28045 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€80,125

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€503,250

Esi Group

Address: 
Avenue De Suffren 100-102
75008 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€530,855

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Address: 
Pleinlaan
1050 Brussel
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€292,500

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

Address: 
Inffeldgasse 21a / 1. Stock
8010 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€372,250

Algorithmica Technologies GmbH

Address: 
KUCHLERSTRASSE 7
61231 BAD NAUHEIM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€168,000

Volkswagen

Address: 
Berliner Ring 2
1894 WOLFSBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€390,173
Technologies: 
Development phase: