Project Co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020

Project Consortium

AVL List GmbH

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AVL List GmbH is the world's largest privately-owned company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has about 3850 employees in Graz (Austria), and a global network of 45 representations and affiliates resulting in more than 9500 employees worldwide. AVL´s Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains in the view of low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved drivability.

The Advanced Simulation Technologies division develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the powertrain development work. The Instrumentation and Test Systems division is an established manufacturer and provider of instruments and systems for powertrain and vehicle testing including combustion diagnostic sensors, optical systems as well as complete engine, powertrain and vehicle test beds. AVL supplies advanced development and testing solutions for conventional and hybrid vehicle components and systems like simulation platforms, development tools and system integration tools.

 

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AUDI

Project Partner

The AUDI AG (AUDI) is one of the world’s leading automotive premium brands and builds high quality, technologically progressive cars. With a business volume of more than 60 billion euro and 1.88 million produced vehicles, AUDI is amongst the most successful automobile manufacturers in the premium segment worldwide. Innovative technology, visionary design and superior quality led to the rise of AUDI to an acknowledged manufacturer of premium vehicles.

In the business year 2017, AUDI invested an overall 3,809 million euro in research and development activities. This corresponds to a percentage of 6.3 % of the sales revenues. In the center of all activities is the development of ground-breaking and sustainable vehicle concepts in order to satisfy completely the high demand of the customers. We place our customers’ wishes at the very heart of our unceasing quest to find ever better solutions. This philosophy is reflected in our brand claim “Vorsprung durch Technik”. This philosophy means developing and producing new technologies for automotive usage. Clear goal is bringing new technologies at high quality to the customer first.

 

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JAC Italy

Project Partner

JAC-ITALY Design Center S.r.l. is an Italian high-tech competence centre, which is strongly based on the long-lasting tradition and culture available in the automotive domain in Turin. It is focused on style, design, engineering and automotive technology research with particular respect to breakthrough solution in the field of Electric cars. It has been established by JAC Motors (ref. Anhui Jianghuai Automobile CO., Ltd) which was founded in 1964 and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (600418) in 2001.

By now, JAC Motors has exported products to the regions of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and established friendly relationship with more than 130 countries around the world, besides, JAC Motors has more than 100 overseas 4S shops and 19 KD factories. In the international market, JAC Motors has formed its competitive edges in both commercial vehicles and passenger cars, which has effectively enhanced the brand images of both JAC Motors and Chinese automobile products.

 

 

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Brembo

Project Partner

Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc brake technology for automotive vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide, as well as clutches and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 300 championships.

Today the company operates in 15 countries on 3 continents, with 25 production and business sites, and a pool of over 10.000 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2017 turnover is € 2,463.6 million (12.31.2017). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre, and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.

 

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Elaphe Propulsion

Project Partner

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. is a leading EU-based developer and manufacturer of disruptive in-wheel electric propulsion systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The company provides customized and OEM-ready in-wheel powertrain solutions for a wide range of vehicles.
The Elaphe in-wheel powertrain platform includes motors, power electronics and intelligent multiple-motor propulsion control.

The company presents the ultimate platform for the future of electric vehicles. Elaphe's experience in in-wheel technology spans over two decades, and its achievements include the world's highest-performance in-wheel-powered applications to date. Patented and innovative electromagnetic and mechanical designs for in-wheel propulsion enable Elaphe™ products to boast market-leading specific torque, compact design and use of standard brake and bearings for in-wheel propulsion systems. The Elaphe distributed propulsion architecture is the ultimate propulsion platform for connected and automated vehicles, bringing new opportunities to mobility and transportation.

 

 

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Ideas&Motion

Project Partner

Ideas & Motion S.r.l. (Italy), offers high-tech solutions in the field of automotive applications.

I&M has a well-recognized position of excellence on some key areas, stemming from more than 150 years of combined experience on innovative projects and related automotive products. Its biggest technological background is in the design of semiconductor devices for the control of electro-actuators, and its integration in automotive powertrain applications.

I&M’s core business is to provide HW/SW engineering services to OEM and Tier1 companies in the automotive industry, while also being active as a supplier of Electronic Control Units in niche applications with low volumes and high technological contents.

 

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Tenneco Automotive

Project Partner

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.

On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

 

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Fraunhofer ENAS

Project Partner

Fraunhofer Research Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS is one of the 80 institutes of the Fraunhofer Society, the largest non-profit organization for applied research in Europe. Fraunhofer ENAS is located in Chemnitz. It focuses on research and development in the fields of smart system integration by applying micro and nanotechnologies with partners in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

The Micro Materials Center of Fraunhofer ENAS has over 25 years of experience in evaluating and optimizing the reliability and functional safety of electronic and mechanic systems by combining advanced multi-field FEM simulation with latest experimental methods for reliability and safety testing as well as for failure analysis and lifetime modeling.

 

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University of Surrey

Project Partner

The University of Surrey is a modern research-led university, combining excellence in research with provision of higher education. It has participated in over 150 FP7/H2020 projects and has been consortium coordinator in more than 10 of them. According to the UK University League Tables, the University of Surrey is a top 20 institution in the UK, on a total of more than 100 universities.

The University will participate to EVC1000 with the Centre for Automotive Engineering (CAE), which is housed in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. During the project the CAE will develop and implement advanced vehicle dynamics controllers and energy management systems for electric vehicles with multiple actuators.

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Technisce Universitaet Ilmenau

Project Partner

Established in 1894, TU Ilmenau has a strong competence in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electric and electronic engineering, mobile communications, and nanoengineering. Automotive Engineering Group at the Thuringian Center of Innovation in Mobility (ThIMO) is the host of the EVC1000 project activities at TU Ilmenau. 

The expertise of the Automotive Engineering (AE) Group in EV design and automotive control is based on more than 15 years of experience allowed to gain unique competence in the active safety control systems for conventional and electric vehicles. This experience has grown in many European and national projects with industrial collaborators. The relevant outcomes of the AE Group were recognized with several FISITA and IEEE awards. The research activities of the AE Group have a clear experimentally-oriented focus. For this purpose, the AE Group accumulated various facilities, which will be also provided for the EVC1000 project: brake and chassis dyno test rigs with climatic chamber; rolling road dyno test rig; integrated hardware-in-the-loop test platform; servohydraulic test bench; state-of-the-art instrumentation for the full vehicle testing.

 

 

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