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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...


Coordination of Automated Road Transport Deployment for Europe

CARTRE

(Coordination of Automated Road Transport Deployment for Europe)
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 ...


COmplete Vehicle ENergy-saving Technologies

CONVENIENT

(COmplete Vehicle ENergy-saving Technologies)
The CONVENIENT project targets a 30% reduction of fuel consumption in vehicles for long-distance freight transport by developing an innovative heavy-truck archetype featuring a suite of innovative energy-saving technologies and solutions. From the customer viewpoint, fuel efficiency is top priority ...


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 ...


Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries

eCAIMAN

(Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries)
The success of electric vehicles in the mass market depends on the development of high-energy batteries at a competitive price. The research efforts of the past decade have continuously improved the energy densities of batteries, yet electric vehicles have only gradually made their way into the mark...


European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS

ECOCHAMPS

(European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS)
It is the vision of the ECOCHAMPS consortium to enable a viable business case for hybrid vehicles by extending both their functionality whilst minimising their cost. At the same time the ECOCHAMPS project aims to increase the competitiveness of European vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers ...


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...


Energy efficiency Management for Vehicles and Machines

EMVeM

(Energy efficiency Management for Vehicles and Machines)
The EMVeM proposal is for a 4-year ITN with 12 full partners (4 academic, 4 public research, 4 private sector with 1 SME) and 7 associated partners (4 academic, 2 private sector and 1 association) who will host and train 14 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). The general objectives of the project are to...


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...


small electric passenger vehicle with maximized safety and integrating a lightweight oriented novel body architecture

epsilon

(small electric passenger vehicle with maximized safety and integrating a lightweight oriented novel body architecture)
epsilon aims to conceptualise and prototype the electric urban small vehicle of 2020-2025. epsilon will focus on the development of an innovative electric vehicle concept specifically designed for the typical transport tasks in urban areas. The epsilon vehicle will be considerably lighter, more ener...


Efficient Urban Light Vehicles

EU-LIVE

(Efficient Urban Light Vehicles)
Future urban mobility calls for more space for people and less space for cars as well as for environmentally compatible vehicle concepts, saving resources and minimizing local noise and air pollutant emissions. Motor vehicles in the L-category already offer an interesting complementary solution to p...


EUNICE

EUNICE

(EUNICE)
The design, development and validation of a complete in wheel motor assembly prototype (electric motor, power electronics, reduction gear, structural parts and wheel), based on a McPherson corner suspension topology, to meet the defined car top level specifications (*)Objectives:Motor efficien...


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...


Developing the next generation of batteries

FiveVB

(Developing the next generation of batteries)
The scientific and technical activities of FiveVB are streamlined towards an overall common objective, with each activity being a vital contribution to this goal. The size of the project suggests a rather flat organizational structure with only few layers as well as vertically and horizontally distr...


Gas - Only Internal Combustion Engines

GASon

(Gas - Only Internal Combustion Engines)
In order to realize sustainable mobility in Europe, future vehicles for road transport will have to be significantly more efficient by 2020+, and a considerable contribution to this target will have to come from the energy efficiency improvement of the powertrain. On the other hand, a strong de-carb...


Interoperable GCDC (Grand Cooperative Driving Challange) AutoMation Experience

i-GAME

(Interoperable GCDC (Grand Cooperative Driving Challange) AutoMation Experience)
The i-GAME project aims at speeding up real-life implementation and interoperability of wireless communication based automated driving. To do this the project will arrange the second Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge – the GCDC 2016.Following the GCDC of 2011, the challenge will allow indu...


Optimised energy management and use

OPTEMUS

(Optimised energy management and use)
Optimised energy management and use (OPTEMUS) represents an opportunity for overcoming one of the biggest barriers towards large scale adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: range limitation due to limited storage capacity of electric batteries.The OPTEMUS project proposes to tackle this bo...


Proactive Safety for Pedestrian and Cyclists

PROSPECT

(Proactive Safety for Pedestrian and Cyclists)
The overall PROSPECT objective is to provide a better understanding of VRU-related accidents and to develop, demonstrate and test innovative, (pro) active safety systems for protecting VRUs. The project will cover the entire spectrum of in-depth accident analysis, naturalistic observations, sensor p...


range of cost-effective, energy efficient and comfortable Electric L-category Vehicles

RESOLVE

(range of cost-effective, energy efficient and comfortable Electric L-category Vehicles)
RESOLVE project aims at enabling the development of a range of cost-effective, energy efficient and comfortable ELVs (Electric L-category Vehicles) that will primarily attract ICE car drivers to switch to ELVs for daily urban commutes.EU cities are increasingly congested due to the demand and usag...


REal World Advanced Technologies foR Diesel Engines

REWARD

(REal World Advanced Technologies foR Diesel Engines)
The overall objective of the REWARD project is to develop the knowhow, intellectual property rights and technical capabilities to adequately and cost-effectively produce cleaner, highly efficient Diesel powertrains and aftertreatment technologies for future cleaner class A, B, C, D and E passenger c...


Synchronomous Reluctance Next Generation Efficient Motors For Electric Vehicles

SyrNemo

(Synchronomous Reluctance Next Generation Efficient Motors For Electric Vehicles)
SyrNemo is an innovative synchronous reluctance machine (SYRM) with higher power density and higher driving cycle efficiency at lower cost than state of the art permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines.The mass and volume specific power densities are increased by approximately 5%.The depende...


Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency

TRANSFORMERS

(Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency)
The overall objective of the TRANSFORMERS project is to develop and demonstrate innovative and energy efficient trucks and load carriers. This is meant for long distance transport assignments with an improved load efficiency leading to an overall 25% less energy consumption on a t.km basis and a low...


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...


European naturalistic Driving and Riding for Infrastructure & Vehicle safety and Environment

UDRIVE

(European naturalistic Driving and Riding for Infrastructure & Vehicle safety and Environment)
UDRIVE will increase our understanding of road user behaviour. Its objectives are two-fold: to identify well-founded and tailored measures to improve road safety up to the Horizon 2020 and beyond, and to identify approaches for reducing harmful emissions and fuel consumption in order to make road tr...


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...


Super Light Architectures for Safe and Affordable Urban Electric Vehicles

URBAN-EV

(Super Light Architectures for Safe and Affordable Urban Electric Vehicles)
URBAN-EV project (Super Light Architectures for Safe and Affordable Urban Electric Vehicles) aims to demonstrate the feasibility of key vehicle lightweighting technologies for the manufacturing of light urban electric vehicles with new standards of mechanical performance and occupant safety. The URB...