Second newsletter: Word from the coordinator – IDIADA
The DOMUS – Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach – project is a three and a half-year research project funded by the EC within the Horizon 2020 programme.
The DOMUS project intends to radically change the way in which vehicle passenger compartments and their respective comfort control systems are designed, by optimising energy use and efficiency while keeping user comfort and safety needs central. DOMUS aims to create a revolutionary approach to the design of vehicles from a user-centric perspective for optimal efficiency, the application of which will be key to increasing range and hence customer acceptance and market penetration of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Europe and around the world in the coming years. The combined approach of innovating at a component level together with optimising the overall configuration will deliver at least the targeted 25% improvement in EVs range without compromising passenger comfort and safety. The DOMUS project will develop innovative solutions for glazing, seats, insulation and radiant panels, along with controllers to optimize their performance individually and when operating in combination. – Ines Munoz Sanchez (IDIADA)