AVL List GmbH is the world’s largest privately owned company for development of powertrains (combustion engines, hybrid systems, electric drive) as well as simulation and test systems for passenger cars, trucks and marine engines. AVL has about 3450 employees in Graz (over 700 graduated engineers) and a global network of 45 representations and affiliates resulting in total 8050 employees worldwide.
AVL´s Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains in the view of low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved driveability. The Advanced Simulation Technologies division develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the powertrain development work.
The Instrumentation and Test Systems division is an established manufacturer and provider of instruments and systems for powertrain and vehicle testing including diagnostic sensors, complete engine, powertrain and vehicle test beds.
In the past years AVL developed several prototype vehicles with advanced and alternative powertrains including various hybrid concepts, FC-electric vehicles etc. Latest success is the pure Range Extender Electric Vehicle, where the user has no limitations compared to “conventional” passenger car of same class. Since Framework Programme 3, AVL has been participating in more than 70 European RTD projects as partner as well as coordinator. This includes the coordination of the FP6 and F6 projects which support ERTRAC. AVL is leading partner in the IP HYSYS and Hi-CEPS. AVL is also member of the Joint Undertakings ARTEMIS (Embedded Electronic Systems) and New Energy World (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen). Further AVL coordinated the IP SILENCE, the CALM Network, and the FURORE Network as well as the FP7 CSA EAGAR.
Centro Ricerche Fiat
The electrification of the vehicle is becoming more and more mandatory in the automotive industry because of the legislation restrictions on CO2 emissions are ever more higher, that limit to still use just the conventional powertrain as propulsion system. CRF is strongly involved in the virtual and experimental methodologies developments and with the Obelics project has the ambitious to improve his knowledge on the topics related to the simulation and to the testing of electric powertrain in order to characterize them in particular considering real use conditions that, for the battery electric vehicle, is crucial to assess the vehicle achievable performances.
CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat), since 1978 is the focal point for research activities of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), having the mission to develop and transfer innovative powertrains, vehicle systems and features, materials, processes and methodologies together with innovation expertise in order to improve the competitiveness of FCA products.
CRF represents also FCA in European collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive projects and promoting networking actions, conducting collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with sustainable mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.
CRF support FCA in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property that includes a total of 2,194 patents, both granted and pending, protecting 548 inventions.
The CRF research activities imply strategic competences not only in the field of automotive engineering, but also in the fields of manufacturing, advanced materials, ICT and electronics, as well as a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratories and extensive test facilities, including advanced engine & vehicle testing facilities, EMC chambers and a dynamic driving simulator with immersive virtual reality.
Ford Otosan Sanayi
Ford Otosan is a major automotive OEM in Turkey, designing and producing heavy duty trucks, light/medium commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and engines for all these automotive applications.
Founded in 1959 as “Otosan A.Ş.”, Ford Otosan was the first automotive company in Turkey. In 1966, it manufactured the first domestic passenger car Anadol, which was designed in-house and in 1986 the first diesel engine. In 2009, it was the first Turkish company to export automotives, Ford Connect van, to the USA.
Ford Otosan has the biggest R&D center of the Turkish automotive industry, with over 1,400 engineers developing advanced technologies and products to dominate in global competition. It is the global design and engineering center for Ford’s heavy commercial vehicles and all diesel engines. Ford Otosan’s R&D investments continue in parallel with new vehicle technologies and engine projects. With a wide network of facilities, we are capable of validating our solutions under all geographical, climatic and road conditions needed for powertrain development.
Ford Otosan accounted for 57% of Turkey’s commercial vehicle production and 61% of commercial vehicle exports. In 2013, Ford Otosan started to manufacture Ford Transit Custom, which was awarded “2013 International Van of the Year”. Ford Otosan is the only manufacturing plant of Transit Custom and Transit Courier vehicles, as well as the leading manufacturing plant of Transit which has been manufactured over 8 million since its launch in 1965. In 2016, over %80 of Transit family vehicles sold in Europe are manufactured in Ford Otosan.
Renault Trucks SA is a medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer (2.7-120t), present in over than 100 countries. It designs, manufactures and distributes commercial vehicles as well as providing services dedicated to these vehicles. Renault Trucks is part of AB Volvo Group and is the largest heavy duty truck manufacturer in France. Renault Trucks is a founding member of the LUTB Transport and Mobility cluster, which is a French cluster focused on sustainable urban transport solutions.
The work in the OBELICS project will be jointly performed by Renault Trucks SA (lead beneficiary) and Volvo technology (Third party). The main tasks for VOLVO in the project are:
– Coordination of work in WP6 …
– Specification of use case and requirement to support modeling and testing methods within OBELICS project
– Research methods, develop and prototype new simulation tools supporting i) high level virtual EV component integration and trade off process in earlier vehicle development process, ii) vehicle thermal management system design and optimization, control development and software functional verification
– Procurement of electric (or hybrid) vehicle to support model validation in representative vehicle operating conditions.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, and services. Founded in 1927, Volvo Group has approximately 101 000 employees today, production in 20 countries and sales activities in some 190 markets. 2012 the Volvo Groups’ operating income amounted to 17,6 BnSEK (approx. 2,0 Bn€).
Volvo Technology, founded 1969, is one of the legal entities within the Volvo Group organized under Group Trucks Technology, with its main office in Gothenburg (Sweden) and locations in France, United States, India, China and Japan. Volvo Technology is a Volvo Group advanced technology and research engineering entity, developing and integrating new product and business concepts and technology within the transport and vehicle industry. Primarily we work in the key technology areas; Transport Solutions & Services, Energy Conversion & Physics, Vehicle Technology & Safety, Electrical & Embedded Systems and within the area of Technology Strategy & Innovation. We participate in national and international research projects in strategic areas, involving academia, research institutes, authorities and other stakeholders. Through all European framework programs, Volvo Technology has participated in a large number of projects. Volvo Group is also active in working groups within organizations such as ERTRAC, EFFRA and EUCAR. Beside R&D, Volvo Technology offers also specialist services in the key expert function information retrieval and partly within materials. Volvo Technology has approximately 500 employees.
AVL Software and Functions
AVL is the world’s largest privately-owned company for the development of powertrains (combustion engines, hybrid systems, and electric drive) as well as simulation and test systems for passenger cars, trucks and marine engines. AVL Software and Functions in Regensburg (AVL SFR) was founded 2008 as a 100% daughter of AVL Graz. Within the AVL group AVL SFR is the worldwide competence center for software and electronics. Mainly highly experienced engineers for automotive software, function and electronic development are with AVL SFR (~500 employees). AVL SFR is fully embedded in the AVL network for all disciplines and areas. For electric mobility, AVL develops highly innovative systems and detailed solutions. One example of AVL SFR’s developments is the coup-e 800, a project which was realized in-house. Its high-voltage architecture was implemented consistently from the battery design to the inverter and electric motor drive. This was a first step towards the market of high-efficiency propulsion for cars and commercial vehicles. However, several compromises have to be taken into account, because of missing components according to the automotive standard (especially in power electronics).
This vehicle and its highly innovative technology was awarded the Bavarian State Prize in the category eCarTec 2012 Design. (Winner in the category “Drive Technology, System Electrics, Testing Systems”: Coupe 800 – AVL Software and Functions GmbH). In the automotive industry, AVL SFR is a very well-known and accepted partner for many OEMs and Tier1s worldwide, it is involved in projects from the concept phase up to serial development.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
The corporate research (CR) sector works on technological breakthroughs in all business fields, leading to products that are even more efficient, even more comfortable, safer and even more environment-friendly. In the field of hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain systems, Bosch as a system provider knows technical demands and specifications for the various components and their dependencies within the system as a whole.
Research on “integrated material technique” within CR puts the focus on methods for predevelopment / simulation and experimental validation of complex mechanical / thermal / corrosive loaded components, on materials testing, and on component testing by complex loading conditions focused on fatigue.
In OBELICS, we use these competences to analyze and improve battery systems, esp. with material and component models under mechanical loading.
Siemens Industry Software Belgium
Siemens industry Software NV (SIE NV) is a Belgian engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace, and other advanced manufacturing industries. SISW offers a unique combination of virtual simulation software, testing systems and engineering services for designing mechatronic products. SISW is focused on the mission critical performance attributes such as system dynamics, structural integrity, handling, safety, reliability, noise and energy efficiency. SISW has acquired a unique position in the product design engineering landscape though it’s combined offer of test and simulation, leading to high-value-added solutions for model validation, correlation and updating.
SIE NV, former LMS international, is one of the oldest spin-offs of the University of Leuven and has grown organically as well as through selective acquisitions (Imagine, Emmeskay, Samtech..) to a company employing over 1200 people (350 at the HQ and R&D centre in Leuven (B)) at the end of 2012. Since January 2013, the company belongs to the Siemens PLM group. A worldwide own sales and marketing organization ensures access to the global marketplace, making SISW the partner of choice for most of the leading manufacturing companies with more than 5000 companies currently using SISW LMS software products including Test.Lab, Virtual.Lab, Imagine.Lab and Samcef. The automotive industry (OEM, suppliers and engineering companies) represents the major market segment (50%) with aerospace, energy production and manufacturing as other key sectors.
SIE NV is well connected to the international research community including close contacts to leading
universities and research centers worldwide and through its participation to major international research initiatives.
Siemens Industry Software (France)
“I think this OBELICS project offers SIEMENS a good opportunity to enhance our offer to face some new industrial challenges like vehicle electrification and the digital twin.”
Siemens Industry Software SAS CAE1D division, formerly known as LMS Imagine prior to its acquisition in 2013, develops for over 20 years the Imagine.Lab Amesim multi-domain dynamic simulation solution. The Amesim solution is used by worldwide automotive OEMs and suppliers to predict the multidisciplinary performance, efficiency and emissions of their systems. The Amesim solution is made of a platform integrating multiple solvers, languages (bond-graph, MODELICA, state charts), coupling capabilities (FMI, S-functions, etc.), pre and post-processing tools, scripting tools, and large set of standard libraries counting over 5000 validated component models addressing multiple application domains. The Amesim research and development teams count over 100 engineers located in Lyon and Roanne, in France.
In the OBELICS project, Siemens will research and develop new models and tools allowing faster and more accurate modelling, virtual assessment and testing of next generation of electric vehicle. Siemens will especially focus on new models and tools for electric drive system analysis including inverter, battery and electric machine components, and system-level integration considering the most relevant elements for a given engineering issue to address. Siemens will demonstrate new tools and models capabilities applied to project’s use cases. Siemens aim at exploiting its results as part of the Amesim automotive solution commercial offer.
Siemens CAE1D division has a large and long lasting automotive experience as simulation software provider and services. The Amesim automotive libraries address all vehicle components and subsystems, including all the relevant components for hybrid and electric vehicles, addressing detailed modelling to vehicle synthesis as well as models for HiL systems. The main ambition of Siemens CAE1D is to achieve higher accuracy, flexibility and usability of critical EV powertrain component models and develop efficient way to correctly and easily evaluate EV integration and its critical impact on global performance and comfort.
Uniresearch Anish Patil - Uniresearch
To make EVs affordable the focus should be on reducing the development efforts and costs, while increasing the efficiency and reliability of the vehicles. And with a successful OBELICS project we would like to contribute to the realization of this goal.
Since 1994, Uniresearch, an independent grant-consultancy company, has specialised in the startup and management of technology innovations. The company provides high-quality services helping clients find funding opportunities and prepare applications for regional, national, and pan-European grants like the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7) and Horizon2020. Uniresearch’s full services support customers throughout each stage of a research and innovation project: from project definition, through consortium-building and proposal writing, to contract negotiation, project execution, and dissemination of results. In fact, Uniresearch customers enjoy a success rate for European grants that is three times higher than the average.
In the OBELICS project, Uniresearch has been assigned the task of project management facilitator (WP8) and is involved in WP 7: Dissemination, communication and preparative exploitation activities.
Country: The Netherlands
Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide. As a technology company, we design innovative solutions for smart mobility,
with a particular focus on intuitive driving and reducing CO₂ emissions.
The Group also provides and distributes spare parts for automakers and independent aftermarket operators.
"CEA propose to investigate methods for battery model identification, innovative optimal energy management algorithms including durability to optimize the e-vehicle lifetime and on-line impedance diagnostic algorithms for batteries"
CEA-LITEN: an unique combination of technological infrastructure and expertise in R&D for R&D to meet the demands of the energy transition.
Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas : renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.
The Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt develops, assesses and implements customized solutions for mechanical engineering components and systems, especially for safety-related components and systems. This is carried out in the performance fields of Vibration Technology, Lightweight Construction, Reliability and Polymer Technology and includes solutions ranging from product design to verification – customized for each individual client. In addition to the evaluation and optimized design of passive mechanical structures, the Institute designs active, mechatronic-adaptronic functional units and implements them as prototypes. In parallel it develops appropriate forward-looking numerical and experimental methods and testing techniques. Customers come mainly from automotive and commercial vehicle construction, shipbuilding, aviation, machine and plant construction, power engineering, electrical engineering, construction, medical engineering, the chemical industry and other industries. They benefit from the proven expertise of some 400 employees and cutting-edge technology accommodated in more than 11,560 square meters of laboratory and experimental space at two locations in Darmstadt.
FH Joanneum University
“New concepts of power electronics converters offer a huge potential towards a sustainable mobility in the near future –in OBELICS we aim at modeling and testing their complexity for speeding up the development process”
Study your dream.
FH JOANNEUM is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Austria. It offers top-rate career-oriented education with a strong interdisciplinary and cooperative approach and a commitment to the highest levels of teaching and research. We provide a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes and postgraduate courses in Engineering, Health Studies, Media & Design, Applied Computer Sciences, Management, and Building, Energy & Society.
Science in Motion.
FH JOANNEUM carries out research projects for and in collaboration with partners. We promote sustainable concepts, combining creative impetus with a solution and market-oriented approach for the benefit of society and are committed to driving innovation in Styria and beyond.
FH JOANNEUM has a strong international focus, as demonstrated by the large number of international research projects, guest professors and students from across the world. Many lectures and several Master’s programmes are taught entirely in English. Our large network enables students to spend a semester studying at one of over 200 partner universities worldwide, providing our graduates with excellent career opportunities.
National Institute of Chemistry
"It is exciting to work with partners who are able to transform your daily scientific efforts into useful products."
National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) is a leading Slovenian public research institution in the field of chemistry and related disciplines. The two main fields of research are material and life sciences. Research work is carried out in 14 departments and two infrastructure centres. NIC has app. 280 employees; of these 128 have doctorates of science degrees. Currently, 40 PhD students are being trained at NIC. NIC’s employees publish more than 250 scientific papers yearly and are strongly involved in EU funded projects. Research at NIC is oriented towards the development of new technologies and products, which are in accordance to Slovenian Smart Specialization Strategy, Research and Innovation Strategy of Slovenia, Horizon 2020 and other international funding schemes. Research in Department for Materials Chemistry is focused on modern battery systems, coating development, electron microscopy and catalyst. Laboratory is fully equipped with specialized equipment for electrical and electrochemical measurements.
Universtiy of Ljubljana
"Within the OBELICS project University of Ljubljana aims at pushing the boundaries of mechanistically based system level modeling of e-driveline components."
University of Ljubljana (Univerza v Ljubljani, UL) is the oldest, largest, and internationally best ranked university in Slovenia, being among the top 500 universities according to the ARWU Shanghai ranking. The university was established in 1919 and encompasses 23 faculties, 3 art academies and 3 associated members.
STUDY – by number of students UL ranks among the largest HEI in Europe with more than 40.000 students. It covers all ISCED areas in the first and second cycle study programs and leads the way in some new developments in technology and research (cognitive science, nanotechnologies, environmental sciences, biomedicine etc.). By number of employees UL ranks as medium-sized HEI and employs approximately 5.700 employees, with more than 3.500 academic staff.
HR EXCELLENCE – from 2008 UL is committed to respect the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, which led to the award of the “HR Excellence in Research” in 2013.
RESEARCH ACTIVITY – UL is very active in national and international R&D and educational programmes, and creates almost half of the research results of Slovenia. In 2015 UL researchers worked in 294 research groups on 165 national research programmes, 191 national research projects and 41 projects of CRP national targeted research programme with more than 3.000 certified researchers.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH – UL is also very active in international research and education programs. In the programming period 2007-2013 University of Ljubljana altogether cooperated in 745 European projects, including 163 FP7 projects, which rank UL on the first place in the EU-13 countries among the research organisations (source MIRRIS). In 2016 UL cooperated in 428 European projects, including 50 HORIZON 2020 projects, 3 ERC grants and 304 other research, development and educational projects financed by EU programmes (CIP, COST, EUREKA, TEMPUS, LLP, ERASMUS+, DAPHNE, Safer Internet, Structural Funds, etc.). The UL researchers cooperate also in several NIH, UNESCO, NATO and other international projects. In cooperation with industry, UL is involved more than 650 projects, and in all 8 Centers of Excellence and all 7 Competence Centers financed by Structural funds from 2009 to 2013.
TTO – To protect the university intellectual property developed through the public financed research projects and to improve the technology transfer from the university to the industry, a central university Technology Transfer Office was established in 2007. University develops and accelerates the research also through the University Committee for R&D, and Committee for Innovation, which consist of representatives of most propulsive Faculties. University Incubator and Institute for Innovation and Development and the Slovenian Innovation Hub are three other units in which University of Ljubljana supports innovation and development in different ways along with laboratories and other research units within Faculties.
Membership in UNICA, Utrecht Network (UN), European University Association (EUA), CEEPUS, the Guild, CELSA, LERU CE7, Central European Exchange Program, CEI University network, SAR Scholars at Risk and Rector’s Conference Alpe Jadran.
University of Florence
The Università degli Studi di Firenze (UNIFI), Department of Industrial Engineering (DIEF), is an institution active in the higher education and research sector. The staff consists of about 250 scientists and 25 technical and administrative staff. The Department includes various research groups which cover all main competencies related to industrial engineering; therefore, various research groups are operating within the same Institution, being focused on mechanics, mechatronics and energy engineering as main fields. The UNIFI has a long lasting research activity in the field of surface transports with a specific focus on the automotive, Powered Two Wheeler (PTW), unmanned drones, railway vehicles sectors.
Research activities carried out comprise NVH, numerical and experimental modeling of dynamic systems, design of safety devices – including HMI devices -, virtual testing of PTWs and cars both for crash and for simulation of handling maneuvers, virtual testing of personal protective equipment (included airbag systems), accident analysis, urban mobility, powertrain design and simulation, simulation of dynamical system and mechatronics, prototyping of autonomous vehicles and on board mechatronics system including testing and development of Hardware In the Loop systems, product Life Cycle Analysis (both for environmental and economic point of view) and vehicle electrification (e.g. development of specific driving cycles, optimization of charging infrastructure, 1-D and 3_D EV simulation).
Main related expertise: UNIFI has a special commitment on various topics concerning short range and medium range road transport in particular on the transport arrangement and management: vehicles involved in urban transport – the way they respond to service requests and environmental impact; vehicle interaction with urban and interurban context – infrastructures requirements; performance simulation; impact analysis (both environmental and economic) evaluation trough LCA (Life Cycle assessment) methodology; system reliability/availability assessment (e.g. through FMEA analysis). Vehicle safety is studied both as active and passive vehicle devices and as accident analysis and reconstruction.
Main related expertise directly related to simulation:
– Simulation of dynamical system including not only multibody system but also complex multi-physic systems
– Simulation of complex servo-systems including servo-hydraulic or other mechatronics actuation systems
– Development of efficient RT models for HIL testing and rapid prototyping of code for control applications related to vehicle dynamics, mechatronics and robotics.
University of Surrey
The University of Surrey has excellent academics whose mission is to lead pioneering research and innovation to create new thinking around, and to provide practical solutions for, some of the world’s main technological and societal challenges. It works in partnership with international academia, industry, policy makers and commerce. Innovative and dynamic, and with around 15,000 students, SURREY is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016. It also ranks fourth in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and eighth in the Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings, it is awarded five stars, the highest rating achievable, and is placed within the top one per cent of global higher education institutions.
Involved in EC projects for more than 25 years, including around 190 funded from the FP7 and ongoing Horizon2020 programmes, SURREY has extensive experience of acting as both coordinator and beneficiary. It excels at multidisciplinary and cross border research and benefits from excellent professional and administrative support.
Surrey will participate to the Obelics project with the Automotive Engineering Research Center (AERC) of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and 5G Innovation Centre of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which is housed in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences has around 25 academic staff, with expertise in a broad range of areas including fundamental studies in fluid dynamics, materials and structures, applied studies in aerodynamics, biomedical engineering, environmental flows, structural integrity and vehicle engineering. It collaborates closely with academic institutions and industries in the UK and worldwide.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is also one of the largest departments in the University with extremely strong metrics in both elements of our core business, teaching and research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 93 per cent of departments research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, which placed the Department second in the UK within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials unit of assessment. Similarly, our teaching is also rated very highly. In the past 4 years, we have consistently achieved an “overall satisfaction” rating in the National Student Survey (NSS) in excess of 90%, again rating University of Surrey among the best Departments within the UK.
Country: United Kingdom
Virtual Vehicle Research Center
The VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center is an international platform for research and development in the automotive and rail industry, located in Graz/Austria.
VIRTUAL VEHICLE addresses “digital mobility” and, in particular, the vehicles of tomorrow, which should be safe, environmentally-friendly and more and more connected with its surrounding. Hence, cutting-edge research and technology development is essential, and simulation is a key opening completely new possibilities. The research center provides a close linkage of numerical simulation and experimental validation, and offers comprehensive system simulation up to the complete vehicle.
The Center’s research network is characterized by
• Over 80 international industry partners including leading OEM‘s, tier 1+2 suppliers and software vendors
• More than 40 scientific partner institutions worldwide
• More than 200 employees
VIRTUAL VEHICLE is part of the Austrian COMET K2 Program. Moreover, the Center actively engages in numerous EU funded projects (more than 30 ongoing, over 20 completed projects) and offers a broad portfolio of commissioned research and services.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel – MOBI research Group
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is involved in the development of electrochemical, electro-thermal, identification techniques, second life analysis of batteries and life cycle assessment.
Mobility and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI) is a multidisciplinary research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). It is built on the internationally recognized 40-year long research tradition of the department ETEC (Electric Engineering and Energy Technology), with added experience from the departments MECH (Applied Mechanics), MOSI-T (Transport Economics), as well as the association partner department Industrial Sciences and Technology (INDI). MOBI is the premier electric vehicle research centre in Belgium, with expertise in electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle technology, environmental assessment of vehicle technologies, renewable energy and biofuels, sustainable mobility, socio-economical analysis, transport and logistics, intermodal transport, traffic safety and standardization. The MOBI team consists of more than 80 researchers covering the different research areas, 8 of them being senior researchers or professors.
Main related expertise: MOBI has a vast experience in the development and characterization of electric power trains and components for vehicles. The participation of MOBI into this project brings essential and recognized experience in the field of testing and modeling of various rechargeable energy storage systems. In Addition, MOBI a strong expertise in the field of second life battery technologies, market approach and impact assessment evaluation trough LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology.