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Applus+ IDIADA


Type of Organisation: R&D company
Origin Country:Spain
Contact:Mr. Adria Ferrer
Tel.: +34 977 166 000


Applus+ IDIADA, as a global partner to the automotive industry worldwide, supports clients in their product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services to fit their needs.

Applus+ IDIADA provides an extensive range of engineering and testing services in the fields of passive and active safety, powertrain, comfort, reliability, electronics and materials and processes. Applus+ IDIADA undertakes complete vehicle development projects applying tailor-made project management solutions based on the requirements of each project. Applus+ IDIADA's expertise in both physical and virtual testing results in maximum efficiency in cost and time. Its engineering solutions are driven by the ongoing pursuit of excellence and research in the best technology.

A large team of more than 1700 engineers and technical experts as well as an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 22 countries ensure clients will be given fast and customized services. 

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

eMobility, EV safety and EV performance: ID4EV (Intelligent Dynamics for Electric Vehicles), ELVA (Advanced Electric Vehicle Architectures), OPTIBODY (Optimized Structural components and add-ons to improve passive safety in the new electric light trucks and vans), eVADER (Electric Vehicle Alert for Detection and Emergency Response, coordinated by IDIADA), Smart CEM (Smart Connected Electro Mobility), HEMIS (Electrical powertrain HEalth Monitoring for Increased Safety of FEVs), UNPLUGGED (Wireless charging for Electric Vehicles), CONVENIENT (Complete Vehicle Energy-saving Technologies for Heavy-Trucks), LNG Blue Corridors (Definition and Demonstration of European Liquefied Natural Gas Corridors), EV RACING BCN (demonstrating the performance of EV’s in a competition vehicle), IMPROVE and ZeEUS.

Integrated safety: APSN, ROLLOVER, CHILD, APROSYS, eVALUE (active safety systems evaluation), SRRS (Smart Road Restraint Systems), CASPER (general children protection), EPOCh (development of the Q10-Q12 dummy), ASSESS (pre-crash systems assessment), FIMCAR (crash compatibility), ActiveTest (dissemination of performance testing methods for ICT-based safety functions in road vehicles) and AsPeCSS (pedestrian and cyclists safety, coordinated by IDIADA).

Cooperative Systems: SARTRE, COMPANION, i-GAME, VRA and COMPASS4D.

Energy efficiency certification: RE-TYRE (Classification of REtreaded truck TYres in order to comply with future environmental performance and safety Requirements)

Funding policies: EAGAR (assessment of the automotive R+D status in the world)