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Projects

EARPA directly supports or initiates new networks, projects and consortia by bringing interested parties together and facilitating meetings. However, EARPA is not directly carrying out or managing projects, its members do.

This section gives an overview of some EU-funded projects in which EARPA members are involved. This list is far from being exhaustive as EARPA members are involved in a very large number of RTD projects.



Dissemination of performance testing methods for active safety functions in road vehicles

ActiveTest

(Dissemination of performance testing methods for active safety functions in road vehicles)
ActiveTest has the goal to increase road safety by supporting the introduction of active safety functions, which allow mitigation or even avoidance of accidents. These functions are necessary to reduce fatalities on European roads significantly. Several testing methods have been presented by st...


Safety assessment for pedestrian and cyclist safety systems

AsPeCSS

(Safety assessment for pedestrian and cyclist safety systems)
Main goal of the AsPeCSS project is to develop harmonised test and assessment procedures for forward looking integrated pedestrian safety systems that can be used for consumer rating and regulatory purposes. As such the project is meant to stimulate wide spread introduction of these system...


CARTRE

CARTRE

(CARTRE)
The latter was approved by the Commission, with a score of 11.5. EARPA has a central role in the proposal, which was developed jointly with ERTRAC, EUCAR, CLEPA and some Member States. EARPA members of this project are TNO, IDADA and IKA.


CityMobil Towards advanced road transport for the urban environment

CityMobil

(CityMobil Towards advanced road transport for the urban environment)
Aim: The overall objective of this FP6 Integrated Project is to achieve a more effective organisation of urban transport, resulting in a more rational use of motorised traffic with less congestion and pollution, safer driving, a higher quality of living and an enhanced integration with spatial ...


Design of Electric Light Vans for Environment-impact Reduction

DELIVER

(Design of Electric Light Vans for Environment-impact Reduction)
The DELIVER project serves the purpose of exploring and identifying conceptual design options for fully electric light commercial vehicles in urban areas. The project partners, which bundle different competence fields throughout Europe, make it their task to develop and build-up in hardware an innov...


European Assessment of Global Publicly Funded Automotive Research

EAGAR

(European Assessment of Global Publicly Funded Automotive Research)
The project benchmarks the current public automotive research activities at international level, in particular the European Union with North America, Japan, South Korea, India, China and selected other emerging economies. The European Commission has stated objectives to improve the competitive ...


Best Engineering Training in Electric, Lightweight and Quiet Driving

eLiQuiD

(Best Engineering Training in Electric, Lightweight and Quiet Driving)
eLiQuiD aims to bring together early stage researchers and experienced specialists from key players in academia and industry across Europe covering Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH), LightWeight Design (LWD) and H/E disciplines to form a broad range of backgrounds. Recent research underlines th...


Advanced Electric Vehicle Architectures

ELVA

(Advanced Electric Vehicle Architectures)
To fully exploit new freedoms in design for fully electric urban vehicles is the aim of the ELVA project. Thus the project partners will go far beyond what is know as vehicle architecture, mainly being taken over from conventional cars, i.e. driven by a combustion engine.Explore the motivation behin...


Enhanced Lightweight Design

ENLIGHT

(Enhanced Lightweight Design)
Lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre reinforced plastics have been used up to now mostly in high-performance cars with relatively high cost & low production volumes. Instead the electric cars of the future require lightweight solutions that not only enable specific design requirements to b...


Testing and Evaluation Methods for ICT-based Safety Systems

eVALUE

(Testing and Evaluation Methods for ICT-based Safety Systems)
The main focus of the European research project "Testing and Evaluation Methods for ICT-based Safety Systems (eVALUE)" was to define objective methods for the assessment of vehicle active safety. The methods are based on relevant traffic scenarios that, according to investigated statistics and datab...


Future Road Vehicle Research

FURORE

(Future Road Vehicle Research)
Aim: The overall objective of the FURORE Thematic Network was to establish a platform for the creation of an Automotive R&D Technology Roadmap describing breakthrough technologies for the next generation of vehicles for the year 2020 and beyond. The Network focused predominantly on technolo...


Growing Older, stAying mobiLe

GOAL

(Growing Older, stAying mobiLe)
The aim of the GOAL project is to provide an action plan for innovative solutions to fulfill the transport needs of an ageing society. This action plan will be developed by state-of-the-art reviews, identification of possible and relevant societal developments and alternatives to transport. The focu...


Integrated Solutions for Noise and Vibration Control in Vehicles

Green City Car

(Integrated Solutions for Noise and Vibration Control in Vehicles)
Green City Car aims to demonstrate the feasibility of applying active and passive measures to NVH-related problems of advanced power trains from a system point-of-view. This holistic approach should lead to a reduction in noise and vibrations levels in the order of 10 dB(A) and more measurable in a ...


Hybrid commercial vehicle

HCV

(Hybrid commercial vehicle)
Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) is a FP7 EU-funded initiative for reducing the emission of climate gases and other emissions in urban areas. Commercial vehicles stand for a not insignificant part of pollution in todays city environments and hybridisation of said applications can to a large degree de...


Intelligent Dynamics for fully Electric Vehicles

ID4EV

(Intelligent Dynamics for fully Electric Vehicles)
The objective of the ID4EV project is to develop energy efficient and safe brake and chassis systems for the needs of fully electric vehicles and the improvement of active safety and comfort for a faster introduction of fully electric vehicles (FEV). These systems will be optimized to the requiremen...


Large-Eddy and System Simulation to predict Cyclic Combustion Variability in gasoline engines

LESSCCV

(Large-Eddy and System Simulation to predict Cyclic Combustion Variability in gasoline engines)
The LESSCCV project aims at significantly improving the understanding and modeling of cyclic variations in some major types of spark ignition engines. The objective is to limit the negative impact of these phenomena on fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.The causes for the sometimes unstable op...


Maintenance on Demand

MoDe

(Maintenance on Demand)
The vehicle aftermarket sales are one of the major sources of revenue for the vehicle manufactures today. The projects vision is to provide the enablers to maximize the vehicle uptime during the complete life-cycle. Combining new researches results in the field of condition monitoring and prediction...


QUIetening the Environment for a Sustainable Surface Transport

QUIESST

(QUIetening the Environment for a Sustainable Surface Transport)
The project aims at improving the acoustic effectiveness and the sustainability of noise barriers along motorways and railways. The way to achieve this is by improving the characterisation of intrinsic acoustic qualities, like sound absorption and sound insulation. These more adequate characterisati...


Strategies and measures for smarter urban freight solutions

STRAIGHTSOL

(Strategies and measures for smarter urban freight solutions)
Urban areas represent particular challenges for freight transport, both in terms of logistical performance and environmental impact. A range of regulatory, technological and logistical measures have been applied, most of them suffering from a lack of systematic evaluation and assessment related to t...


Smart Battery Control System based on a Charge-equalization Circuit for an advanced Dual-Cell Battery for Electric Vehicles

SuperLIB

(Smart Battery Control System based on a Charge-equalization Circuit for an advanced Dual-Cell Battery for Electric Vehicles)
The project addresses key objectives of the topic "ICT for fully electric vehicles" within the ICT work program of the European Commission.SuperLIB focuses on smart control system solutions for batteries. To enhance the overall performance, the battery consists of both High-Power (HP) and High-Energ...


Transport and Urban Development COST Action TU1105

TUD COST Action TU1105

(Transport and Urban Development COST Action TU1105)
NVH analysis techniques for design and optimization of hybrid and electric vehiclesThe socio-economic quest towards developing transportation with lower CO2 emission is a global goal of the EU and a crucial ingredient for the competitiveness of the whole European transportation industry. It forces a...


Wireless charging for Electic Vehicles

UNPLUGGED

(Wireless charging for Electic Vehicles)
UNPLUGGED project aims to investigate how the use of inductive charging of Electric Vehicles (EV) in urban environments improves the convenience and sustainability of car-based mobility. In particular, it will be investigated how smart inductive charging infrastructure can facilitate full EV integra...


Vehicle Concept Modeling

VECOM

(Vehicle Concept Modeling)
The aim of the EC Marie Curie ITN training network “VECOM” is to provide dedicated research training in the emerging field of vehicle concept modeling. More specifically, it addresses up-front pre-CAD functional performance engineering, with particular emphasis to bridge the gap in ...