IDIADA


IDIADA, as a global partner to the automotive industry, provides complete solutions for automotive development projects worldwide. IDIADA’s Technical Centre is located 70 km south of Barcelona (Spain), having subsidiaries and branch offices in 26 offices around European, American and Asian countries with a total work force of more than 2000 employees worldwide. The core services IDIADA provides are:

Engineering, Proving Ground and Homologation. Main fields of engineering activity are powertrain, emissions, noise & vibration, vehicle dynamics, electronics, fatigue & durability and active and passive safety. Related to the DOMUS project IDIADA demonstrates expertise in different areas:

From powertrain capabilities our multidisciplinary team, include experts in the fields of thermal management and comfort measuring as well as a complete set of proving grounds, laboratories and climatic and semi anechoic chamber for all comfort functionalities development, control, portable onboard units, adapted tools and in-house software for measuring, comparing and assessing emissions.

Main tasks in the project:

IDIADA acts as a project coordinator and it is specifically taking the lead in the Work Package 5 dealing with thermal control, participating in the definition of the 3D model and the virtual validation.

Website:
www.applusidiada.com

CRF


CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat), headquartered in Orbassano (Turin) with other branch sites in Italy, was established in 1978. As a focal point for research activities of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), the mission of CRF is to:

  • develop and transfer innovative powertrains, vehicle systems and features, materials, processes and methodologies together with innovation expertise in order to improve the competitiveness of FCA products;
  • represent FCA in European collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive projects and promoting networking actions;
  • support FCA in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property.

Also through the cooperation with a pan-European network from industry and academia, CRF conducts collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with sustainable mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.

CRF develops research and innovation along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems through the development of active, passive, preventive and cooperative solutions while addressing the mobility of all users irrespective of their specific needs; Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation, i.e., improving the performance and functionality of new vehicles in a cost-effective manner while reducing the time-to-market of research results.

Main tasks in the project:

CRF is involved in the DOMUS project both as automotive research organization and OEM (as representative of FCA). As such, the main tasks to be carried out by CRF are the following:

  • Define the specification requirements related to thermal comfort and energy targets from vehicle level up to sub-systems level;
  • Support the definition of virtual and experimental methodologies for the assessment of thermal and acoustic comfort and develop virtual models of the demonstrator vehicle aligned with such methodologies;
  • Define and implement the control logic for the active control system regulation and calibration;
  • Integrate on the demo vehicle the innovative systems and validate experimentally the prototype in terms of performance;
  • Perform the final assessment of the effective integration of the complete solution package.

Website:
www.crf.it

TOYOTA


Toyota designs and makes Always Better Cars that excite and exhilarate our customers. Cars that help people to have cleaner, safer, less stressful and more connected lives. Leading the way on safety, quality, durability and environmental performance, our goal is to bring a smile to every customer’s face by putting people at the centre of Always Better Cars.

Globally, Toyota sells over 10 Million vehicles per year in more than 160 countries. We operate 69 manufacturing companies*,15 design and R&D centres and employ 350.000 people worldwide. (*includes wholly owned companies as well as joint ventures, KDs and contractual manufacturing)

About Toyota Motor Europe (TME):

We started sales back in 1963 and cover our regional area with 30 distributors across 53 countries.  We have invested over €9 billion since 1990 and have 9 manufacturing plants in 7 countries. Toyota Motor Europe has produced over 10 million vehicles in Europe and sold more than 25 million, including 1.5M Hybrid Vehicles. In total, we directly employ over 20,000 people across Europe.

TME R&D, Purchasing and Production Engineering operate from TME Technical Centre, located in Zaventem, Belgium.
We started our R&D activities back in 1970 with homologation and regulation departments.
After a steady increase of headcount and facilities, R&D now undertakes design functions such as body, powertrain, chassis and electronics, while material engineering and evaluation functions ensure that vehicles developed are matching European quality, performance and style requirements. We also carry out advanced technology research on batteries, robotics, Fuel Cell Electric vehicles, etc.

Main tasks in the project:

* WP1 – Determination of user’s perception and clarification of comfort and cabin energy requirements

TME will provide insight on customers’ BEV/PHEV energy usage and relate this to comfort requirements. This will lead to the identification of dominant user profiles & comfort needs. TME will investigate how specifically designed multi-sensory cabin environments can influence users’ perception of thermal comfort, and thus lower their acceptance threshold. Different factors will be tested and changes will be made in line with the comfort model.

* WP2 – Advanced cabin design and virtual assessment

TME will collaborate with other WP partners for novel cabin designs (user-centric approach).

* WP3 – Cabin Thermal insulation solution

TME will co-develop a permanent anti-fog coating with LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology). The coating will be applied and evaluated on actual windshield. The purpose is to extend the battery range at extreme conditions by decreasing the usage of heater.

* WP5- Advanced systems, components and their control

TME will investigate HMI systems triggering energy saving behaviours (driving apps, intelligent ambient lighting systems and HVAC interfaces).

Website:
www.toyota-europe.com
Country:
Belgium / Europe

Volvo


THE PURPOSE OF VOLVO CARS

Since 1927, our Swedish heritage and human-centric focus have shaped who we are. As such, our founders, Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson emphasised that everything we do at Volvo Cars must start with people. This principle is more relevant today than ever before.

We are passionate about helping people stay safe and enjoy their journeys with confidence and pride. We never spare an effort to make people’s lives better and less complicated has led us to create many innovations and technological advances, and we will continue to do so in the future.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from other car companies, and it is at the heart of everything we create.

We reinforce our purpose through

  • Our vision is that no one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020

Everyone associates Volvo with safety – and it’s a reputation we have earned over decades protecting peoples lives and which makes us very attractive as a partner (a perfect example is our collaboration with Uber). Volvo’s innovation in automotive safety is known and respected around the world, especially our achievements in crash safety. We will continue the development of these state-of-the-art innovations in the future, but now we’re also focusing on preventative safety and peace of mind in any driving conditions.

  • Our vision to provide 1 week quality time per-year through a new Volvo car by 2025

To us, Quality means to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers when they enjoy our products and services. We are committed to excellence in execution, and drive continuous improvements throughout all value chains. We understand Quality also as providing Quality of Life for our customers. By launching cars that can drive in autonomous mode at least parts of the trip, we allow the driver to do other things with her/his time. With an average communing time of 26 minutes per trip you gain back one week of quality of life per year when driving in autonomous mode.

  • All new Volvo models from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine. Our CMA and SPA platforms have been designed from the outset for electrification – a natural decision considering that environmental care has been part of our DNA for decades. Our committment to put 1.000.000 electrified cars on the roads by 2025 reinforces our purpose and credentials as a responsible car maker.

The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: “To be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand” by simplifying people’s lives. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. We will support you to reach your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey into the future.

Main tasks in the project:
Volvo Cars will provide know-how and expertise related to both the integration of solutions in a vehicle and control strategies for the climate control system.

Website:
www.volvocars.com

AGC


AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass, based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction (external glazing and interior decorative glass), the automotive (original & replacement glass) and the solar sectors. It is the European branch of AGC Glass, the world’s largest producer of flat glass.

Its baseline  “Glass Unlimited” reflects the possibilities offered by:

  • glass as a material to meet a growing variety of needs (comfort, energy control, health & safety, aesthetics, sustainability);
  • innovation in products and processes, derived from continuous research in advanced glass technology;
  • over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia;
  • a worldwide marketing network;
  • its 16,000 employees focused on the Customer.

Main tasks in the project:

Work to reduce losses from the cabin environment by improvement of the glazing technology: improve window conductivity, improve window reflectivity (long-wave IR) and improve window defrosting/defogging with the development of novel lightweight and thin materials while providing enhanced flexibility in the design of the overall passenger compartment and maintaining desirable structural strength.

Website:
www.agc-glass.eu

DNTS


DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for the world’s major car makers.

DENSO operates through more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries. We employ approximately 140,000 employees across all aspects of our automotive business: from sales and product development to design and manufacturing. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 totalled €30.6 billion, approximately 9.4% of which was invested in research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. Alongside a focus on product quality and innovation, DENSO places particular importance on environmental concerns and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS SpA (DNTS), originally established as Magneti Marelli Climatizzazione SpA, having 2 main shareholders FIAT Group (75%) and Denso Corporation (25%). In 2001 the Company became part of Denso Corporation Group after full acquisition of shares from FIAT Group. DNTS Group of industries has operations in Italy (2 sites), Poland, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Brazil, Argentine and India. It is part of the Denso Corporation Thermal Systems Group, having other operations in Germany, Turkey, Checz Republic and UK. The entire thermal systems related business and operations in Europe are controlled by an European Organization called Thermal Europe Center (TEC) with Headquarter in Poirino (Torino).

DNTS Group has currently around 3500 employees worldwide, with 3 technical centres: in Italy (Poirino) with 150 engineers and technicians as associates (main technical centre), in Portugal, specialized on charge air coolers for gasoline or diesel engines and in Brazil (Betim). Main business by DNTS is sales of thermal systems and components for automotive (air conditioning and engine cooling), engineering services, design, testing and R&D.

The departments to be involved in DOMUS consortium will be located in the Engineering Centre of TEC South (DNTS) in Poirino, belonging to the following Departments:

– R&D Air Conditioning
– Engineering, HVAC design
– Engineering, Prototyping & Testing (heat exchangers test benches, HVAC test bench)
– Engineering, Functional Components
–  Engineering, Cockpit Module

Main tasks in the project:

  • 2-zones fully electrified independent air temperature and air distribution control HVAC for maximizing the thermal comfort to cabin occupants. Design, prototyping and testing of the unit
  • Innovative multi-function outlet (“Smart Outlet”) installed at top of dashboard to diffuse air to cabin or to windscreen depending on selection by users or climate control logic. Integration of the Smart Outlet to cockpit for demo car or for mock-up of innovative virtual/physical cockpit for electric car. Design, prototyping and testing of the isolated part and or integrated to dashboard.
  • Sensors for cabin air quality detection (exhaust gas concentration, air temperature and relative humidity) or for occupants thermal radiation emission. Operational requirements and guideline for integration into cabin climate control logic for demo car.
  • Support to Partners to implement effective seat ventilation system or seat air conditioning system (depending on development of seat concepts to be carried out in the DOMUS project): components data sheet (performance, electrical interface), control signal for communication

Website:
www.denso-ts.com

Faurecia


With 98 700 employees, 300 production including 30 R&D centers in 35 countries, The Faurecia Group is a global leader in automotive equipment. It develops, manufactures and markets original equipment through three major Business Groups: Faurecia Seating (FAS), Faurecia Interiors (FIS) and Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM).

The Group’s portfolio comprises high-quality and high-technology products based on proprietary expertise. These products have won numerous awards and accolades from customers. Faurecia has very close relationships with virtually all major global automakers. It also works closely with its customers to develop the design and functionality of the product range on offer.

With 42 000 employees, 77 productions sites including 12 R&D centers in 23 countries, FAS develops and produces the full line of components that go into automotive seating: frames, mechanisms and mechatronics, foam pads, trim covers, accessories, electronic and pneumatic systems.

With 33 600 employees, 85 productions plants including 8 R&D centers in 23 countries, FIS develops and produces car interior: instrument panels and center consoles, cockpits, door panels and modules, decorative components (paint, film, wood, aluminium, etc.).

Main tasks in the project:

In the Domus project, the two Business Groups FAS and FIS are co-responsible of WP4 and responsible of several sub-WP inside the WP4: Cabin low thermal inertia components and system.

Website:
www.faurecia.com

Hutchinson


Hutchinson, member of TOTAL Group, is a global leader in vibration control, fluid management and sealing technologies. The company makes its multiple areas of expertise available in multiple markets, delivering synergies and value-added. The 38,000 employees in 24 countries share a common objective with the customers: facilitating mobility across an array of markets, spanning cars and trucks, aerospace, defense, energy, rail and industry.

Able to respond to the technical constraints of highly demanding markets, Hutchinson’s teams work closely with each customer to deliver customized solutions.

Spending about 5% of sales in R&D, the corporate Hutchinson’s Research and Innovation Center, based in Montargis (France), leads to develop innovative solutions, using new chemistry of tailored polymers materials.

New fields of competence are emerging coming from functionalized materials for thermal insulation, thermal energy storage and electric heating (electric resistance & PTC effect). This allows addressing new functions as thermal management subsystems of battery pack, vehicle passenger compartment for thermal optimization of systems and comfort.

The Hutchinson’s Research and Innovation Center is regularly involved since several years in national and international collaborative research programs. Currently Hutchinson is working on 30 research programs involving academic and industrial partners, in all common and new fields of competence.

Main tasks in the project:

Hutchinson will develop:

– advanced new materials and integration technologies for thermal insulation of the passenger compartment providing enhanced flexibility in the design. A multi-layer combination of super thermal insulating materials coupled with Phase Change Materials will be specially investigated in such way the acoustic performance and thermal comfort should be optimized for a lower energy consumption.

– high energy density thermal storage subsystem based on the latent heat accumulation of Phase Changing Materials (PCM), that allow storing energy from both preconditioning phases (when the vehicle is plugged to the power grid) and remaining heat fluxes that would otherwise be lost, in order to be later used for heating or cooling purposes under demand of the comfort management software.

Website:
www.hutchinson.com

IEE


Founded in 1989, and headquartered in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, IEE S.A. has been developing and manufacturing cutting-edge electronic sensing solutions for more than 25 years. Well-known as an experienced automotive safety system supplier and component manufacturer, IEE works closely with leading car makers around the world. Most of its sensing solutions are based on printing technologies on polymer substrates however, in 2012, IEE enlarged its product portfolio by successfully bringing its first heating product to the automotive market – a screen-printed, flexible, foil-type seat heater system exhibiting inherent overheating failsafe technology and efficient heating rates at moderate heater T°.

Thanks to the thin foil and screen printing technology; close surface integration, high design flexibility, and good T°-homogeneity are easily enabled and this opens the application of novel heating concepts for cars with a special focus on the emerging electric vehicle market.

Main tasks in the project:

In the DOMUS project, IEE provides screen printed heater foils and integration services for interior components like arm rests, dashboard, carpets, and door panels, along with related engineering and research efforts.

Website:
www.iee.lu

LIST


The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that develops advanced technologies and delivers innovative products and services to industry and society. As a major engine of the diversification and growth of Luxembourg’s economy through innovation, LIST supports the deployment of a number of solutions to a wide range of sectors, including Energy, IT, Telecommunications, Environment, Agriculture, and Advanced Materials at national and European level.

The Materials Research and Technology (MRT) department, made up of around 160 collaborators, translates cutting edge materials research into applicable technology. For this, the department cultivates close relationships and joint projects with both academic and industrial partners, and contributes to Luxembourg’s and Europe’s innovation agenda in Materials research. Our Research and Technology activities target two main areas: Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and Composite materials.

NANOMATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY:
– Ferroic materials for transducers
– Transparent electronics and optical tuneable nano-composites
– Nano-enabled medicine and cosmetics

COMPOSITE MATERIALS:
– Bio-based and functional composites
– Adhesion and interface engineering

Main tasks in the project:
In the DOMUS project, LIST contributes to WP2 “Cabin Thermal insulation solution”:

– Task 2.2 “Insulating body panel” by developing a thermal barrier layer with a high insulating level via Atomic Layer Deposition process. This barrier should be integrated into the blocks that form the door interior panels and the dashboard

– Leading Task 2.4 “Permanent anti-fog windshield coating for enhanced driver’s vision”, which main objective is the development of a durable anti-fogging nanocomposite coating on windshield using a safe, efficient and cost-effective AP-PECVD process.

Website:
www.list.lu

Coventry University


Coventry University has a long history of engagement with the motor industry. We are especially excited to be a part of this important project towards improving the efficiency of electric vehicles through improvements to the comfort control system and believe we bring key skills in the areas of understanding subjective comfort, optimisation, and machine learning.

We are a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high-quality education and a focus on applied research.

Our students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres. We have been chosen to host three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning which has enabled us to invest substantial sums of money in health, design and mathematics.

Through our links with leading-edge businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors, our students are able to access project and placement opportunities that enhance their employability on graduation.

We are growing each year as an institution, and our city-centre campus is continually evolving to give our students the best opportunities and experiences whilst studying in Coventry.

Our position as a global University is established by our ranking in national and worldwide league tables and feedback from our students about their experience.

  • Coventry University has reclaimed its title of Top New University in the Complete University Guide 2018 league tables.
  • Coventry University is ranked 12th in the UK in the  Guardian University Guide 2018
  • We are in the top 6 universities for student experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • We were voted the Modern University of the Year for three consecutive years; 2014, 2015 and 2016 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • We are ranked in the top 4% of higher education institutions in the world (QS World Rankings 2016)

Main tasks in the project:

Coventry University will work with our partners to provide an efficient virtual method for the user-centric assessment of the energy use of a car cabin and climate control system, while ensuring it meets expectations for comfort and safety.

Dr. James Brusey: “Coventry University has a long history of engagement with the motor industry. We are especially excited to be a part of this important project towards improving the efficiency of electric vehicles through improvements to the comfort control system”.

Website:
www.coventry.ac.uk

Fraunhofer LBF


The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG), the largest organization for applied research in Europe, undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society. FhG maintains roughly 80 research units, including 68 Fraunhofer Institutes, at over 40 different locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft participates with its institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (Fraunhofer LBF) in Darmstadt.

The Fraunhofer LBF is one of the most traditional institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Founded over 75 years ago as laboratory for structural durability, the institute extended its competences over the last 15 years towards numerical and experimental lightweight design, smart structures, system reliability and plastics. Additional market segments beyond the traditional vehicle and mechanical engineering branches of industry were opened up as well. With a team of about 400 employees the Fraunhofer LBF offer services along the entire value added chain starting with the material and its processing up to the finished component, the complex system, its qualification with regard to safety and reliability, and performance from product design to verification. Particularly in the area of plastics, the institute provides support at an early stage of the value added chain with polymer synthesis and in-depth material characterization.

Main tasks in the project:

In the DOMUS-project, the role of Fraunhofer LBF is mainly on material and process development for cabin thermal insulation solutions and low thermal inertia components. By developing new additives the properties of phase change materials (PCM) and insulating materials will be improved with respect to heat storage, processability, flame retardency. Furthermore properties like reflection, dissipation, absorption will be improved using novel additives. Besides, the processability and mechanical strength of natural fibre composites will be targeted.

Website:
www.fraunhofer.de

IKA


The ika is Europe’s leading institute in automotive engineering. Starting from the idea to innovative concepts for components and systems up to vehicle prototypes the staff of the institute creates and designs the vehicle of the future.  With our intensive research for large parts of the automotive industry, as well as for publically funded research by the EU and on federal and national level we make an acknowledged contribution to help solve current and future global challenges.

Our wide range of expertise enables analysing and optimising the vehicle as a whole, while paying attention to the complex interactions between the individual subsystems.

The institute’s extensive infrastructure comprises in addition to the drive, battery, chassis and tire test benches also acoustic, thermal dynamic and servo hydraulic research facilities. Furthermore it is enriched by a full vehicle crash test facility, a driving simulator, by test tracks as well as latest measurement technology and up-to-date simulation environments.

Main tasks in the project:

In the DOMUS-project, ika is involved in providing an efficient virtual method for the user centric assessment. This includes the determination of users’ perception as well as the development of a 3D-model of a passenger cabin.

Website:
www.ika.rwth-aachen.de

TECNALIA


TECNALIA is the first leading private and independent research and technology organization in Spain and the 5th largest in Europe, employing 1445 expert and international people (164 PhDs) and income of 131M€ and over 4.000 clients. TECNALIA operates in the following market sectors: Industry and Transport, ICT, Sustainable Construction, Energy and Environment, Innovation Systems, and Health and Quality of Life, and it is very active in FP7, participating up to December-2013 in 377 projects and coordinating 81 of them.

TECNALIA is also participating within the launching of the main KIC’s of the EIT, the KETs, the FET Flagships initiatives, towards the Horizon 2020 Programme, where TECNALIA is actively involved, as well as in the definition of other EU Work Programmes, through CDTI, EC, etc. TECNALIA also has key alliances with the main EU research centres through the EUROTECH, EARTO, JIIP, and ERANET AERTO. TECNALIA belongs to the previous Artemis Steering Board, and now ECSEL Board, and belongs to ENISA NIS Groups of Experts on Security, PPP-Green Vehicles (EGVIA), PPP-Big Data, EARPA, ERTICO, SEF – Stakeholder Engagement Forum on Micro & Nanoelectronics.

Main tasks in the project:

Tecnalia will participate in the activities within task 2.2 of the project. These activities comprise the development of an integrated macro model containing the entire cabin related models, thermal model, vehicle model and driving cycle model (hardware & software, using MiL and HiL techniques). TECNALIA will develop vehicle  (dynamics and powertrain) and driving cycle models as a part of the environment in which the DOMUS resulting models are going to be validated.

The validation of the vehicle cabin model  is also to be performed by TECNALIA using the vehicle model and real-world driving cycles. Energy consumption assessment will be done according to envisaged reductions in realistic driving scenarios, and therefore the vehicle range extension.

 

Website:
www.tecnalia.com

Virtual Vehicle


VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center (ViF) is an internationally operating research center that develops technologies for affordable, safe and environmentally friendly vehicles for road and rail since 2002. With over 200 employees, VIF collaborates with more than 100 domestic and international partners from science and industry. The key expertise include connecting numeric simulation and experimental verification, as well as developing a comprehensive, full-vehicle system simulation that includes the human. The COMET K2 program provides the basis for funded research activities until at least the end of 2021. An extensive involvement in EU projects and a broad portfolio of commissioned research and services round out our activities.

Main tasks in the project:

VIF will lead WP 2 to virtually integrate and assess novel cabin designs, provide modeling of acoustic and ergonomic comfort constraints in WP 1, and develop Human Machine Interaction developments in WP 5. Regarding the technical content, ViF will bring in it’s system simulation know-how in the development of a virtual assessment and optimization platform. Furthermore, VIF will take part in the development of advanced modeling constraints.

Website:
www.v2c2.at

UNR


Since 1994, Uniresearch, an independent grant-consultancy company, has specialised in the startup and management of technology innovations. The company provides high-quality services helping clients find funding opportunities and prepare applications for regional, national, and pan-European grants like the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7) and Horizon2020. Uniresearch’s full services support customers throughout each stage of a research and innovation project: from project definition, through consortium-building and proposal writing, to contract negotiation, project execution, and dissemination of results. In fact, Uniresearch customers enjoy a success rate for European grants that is three times higher than the average.

Main tasks in the project:

Uniresearch has been assigned the task of project management facilitator (WP8) and work package co-leader of WP7: Dissemination, communication and preparative exploitation activities.

“With the technologies developed in DOMUS resulting in an extra range of 25% driving an EV would become practical for my daily commuting!”

Website: www.uniresearch.com
Country: The Netherlands

FCA


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the seventh-largest automaker in the world, designs, engineers, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, components and production systems worldwide. FCA is an international auto group engaged in industrial activities in the automotive sector through companies located in 40 countries and has commercial relationships with customers in approximately 150 countries. The Group’s automotive brands are: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, Ferrari and Maserati, in addition to the SRT performance vehicle designation and Mopar, the parts and service brand. The Group’s businesses also include Comau (production systems), Magneti Marelli (components) and Teksid (iron and castings).

In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialized financing services providers. FCA is strongly involved in the use and development of new tools and techniques for design, testing and production of its products. The Group’s emphasis on innovation plays a key role in product research and development, including our product strategy. The FCA company involved in the project is FCA-Italy, and specifically in the project will be involved EMEA Product Development with the Interior, Engine Systems and the Vehicle and Concept Integration Departments.

Main tasks in the project:

FCA will be involved in WP1 – Task 1.2 Holistic model of passenger comfort supplying testing support, leveraging their full climatic wind tunnel and NVH facilities for thermal and NVH experiments, in order to prioritize additional comfort factors, not normally considered in thermal comfort models.

FCA will also contribute to WP5  – Task 5.2 User centered control strategies to develop the software to implement the regulation strategies into the demonstrator vehicle and to WP5  – Task 5.3 Pre-conditioning to provide target performance and product specifications, besides performing the packaging study necessary to the integration of the phase change material components in the demonstrator vehicle.

At last FCA will be responsible for the integration of all components in the prototypical vehicle based on a model year 2013 FIAT 500e car in the frame of WP6 – Task 6.1, while conducting the final cost assessment jointly with Tier 1 partners, in Task 6.3 Full Vehicle assessment & Cost assessment.

FCA will also participate in WP7 – Task 7.2 Exploitation of project results and tuning to partners individual interests, in order to increase the exploitation potential of the project results.

 

 

Website: www.fcagroup.com
Country: Italy