Innovative Engineering of Ground Vehicles with Integrated Active Chassis Systems

Innovation technologies in ground vehicle engineering require strong interdisciplinary and intersectoral investigations with an international dimension. In this context the project EVE proposes sustainable approach based on intensive staff exchange that leads to collaborative research and training between universities and industrial organizations from Germany, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA. The project includes basic and applied research, development design, experimentations, networking, and dissemination and exploitation activities. The research objectives are focused on the development of (i) experimental tyre database that can be used in the design of new chassis control systems and subjected to inclusion into Horizon 2020 pilot on Open Research Data, (ii) advanced models of ground vehicles and automotive subsystems for real-time applications, and (iii) novel integrated chassis control methods. It will lead to development and improvement of innovative vehicle components such as (i) an integrated chassis controller targeting simultaneous improvements in safety, energy efficiency and driving comfort, (ii) new hardware subsystems for brakes, active suspension and tyre pressure control for on-road and off-road mobility, and (iii) remote network-distributed vehicle testing technology for integrated chassis systems. The project targets will be achieved with intensive networking measures covering (i) knowledge transfer and experience sharing between participants from academic and non-academic sectors and (ii) professional advancement of the consortium members through intersectoral and international collaboration and secondments. The project EVE is fully consistent with the targets of H2020-MSCA-RISE programme and will provide excellent opportunities for personal career development of staff and will lead to creation of a strong European and international research group to create new hi-tech ground vehicle systems.

Participants

Bengt J H Jacobson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Collaborations

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

dSPACE Digital Signal Processing and Control Engineering GMBH

Paderborn, Germany

ITAINNOVA - Instituto Tecnologico De Aragon

Zaragoza, Spain

SKF

Gothenburg, Sweden

SKF B.V.

Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Technische Universitaet Ilmenau

Ilmenau, Germany

Tenneco Automotive Europe BVBA

Limburg, Belgium

Funding

European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Areas of Advance

ReVeRe (Research Vehicle Resource)

Infrastructure

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Latest update

2016-11-11