Integration and Management of Performance and Road Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Electronics 

IMPROVE focuses on in-vehicle Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) innovations for commercial (fleet operated) vehicles. Within this focus, IMPROVE leverages a set of hardware and software innovations that in combination add a target of +20% range for the same battery capacity; increase the life of the battery, reduce the cost of key components and uses deeply integrated interconnections between subsystems inside the vehicle and between the vehicle (sub-) system and the outside world (cloud, grid, work, office). All these performance increases are achieved while maintaining safety and increasing comfort and wellbeing for the driver(s) of the vehicle.

IMPROVE integrates an induction e-motor (without permanent magnet) with an inverter to decrease cost; it integrates model embedded predictive controlling into advanced algorithms to optimise energy efficiency and -recovery. It leverages data extracted from cloud, grid, infrastructure and (back-) office applications of the driver for in-vehicle control optimisation. All these elements are prototyped and assembled to a drivable test vehicle which will be submitted to extensive tests.

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Ongoing Date: 30 Jun 2016
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars , Trucks
  • Technology fields: Drive Train Technologies, Vehicle Systems Integration,
  • Project Partners: Continental Temic Microelectronic (Germany), Fraunhofer -Gesellschaft (Germany), IDIADA Automotive Technology (Spain), Kompetenzzentrum – Das virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft (Austria), Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), Brusa Elektronik AG (Switzerland), Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), LMS (France), SIC! Software (Germany), TOFAS (Turkey),
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