Innovation technologies in ground vehicle engineering require strong interdisciplinary and intersectoral investigations with an international dimension. In this context the project EVE proposes sustainable approach based on intensive staff exchange that leads to collaborative research and training between universities and industrial organizations from Germany, Belgium, Spain, The Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA. A synergetic effect from the EVE networking will be realized in the development of innovative integrated chassis control systems. The project EVE has several phases including basic and applied research, development design, experimentations, networking, and dissemination and exploitation activities.
The research objectives are focused on the development of (i) experimental tyre database that can be used in the design of new chassis control systems and subjected to inclusion into Horizon 2020 pilot on Open Research Data, (ii) advanced models of ground vehicles and automotive subsystems for real-time applications, and (iii) novel integrated chassis control methods.
It will lead to development and improvement of innovative vehicle components in the EVE project such as (i) an integrated chassis controller targeting simultaneous improvements in safety, energy efficiency and driving comfort, (ii) new hardware subsystems for brakes, active suspension and tyre pressure control for on-road and off-road mobility, and (iii) remote network-distributed vehicle testing technology for integrated chassis systems.
The project targets will be achieved with intensive networking measures covering (i) knowledge transfer and experience sharing between participants from academic and non-academic sectors, (ii) professional advancement of the consortium members through intersectoral and international collaboration and secondments.
The project EVE is fully consistent with the targets of H2020-MSCA-RISE programme and will provide not only excellent opportunities for personal career development of participating staff but also lead to the creation of a strong European and international research group to create new hi-tech ground vehicle systems that will be subjected to patenting and commercialization.