First glimpse of the L5e vehicle

The Groupe PSA has released a press statement on the electrified light vehicle (L5e), as part of the EU-LIVE project. This urban mobility project is funded by the European Commission under the “Horizon 2020 GV5”. The hybrid vehicle is permitted to all roads, with a maximum speed of 130 km/h. It runs in zero emission mode up too 70 km/h, after which it switches to a petrol motor. Its´ modular powertrain can be used on a variety of L-category vehicles, one of the main focuses of the EU-LIVE project. read more >>>

Presenting the new EU-LIVE in wheel motors

It has been another exciting year for e-mobility and many highly innovative technologies have found their way to the EVS 30 “World of Energy Solutions” in Stuttgart and the upcoming eMove360 in Munich. EU- Live is proud to present it’s state of the art EU-LIVE in wheel motors.
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Conference HOW TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION… BRAKING!

Friday 6th October, Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park (Italy)

Brembo, indisputable leader in the brake world, is largely recognized as reliability and safety, design and performance symbol. For several years the company has been engaged in guaranteeing environmental sustainability of its processes and its products. Brembo’s commitment has been translated into tangible research and innovation projects, to which national and European institutions recognized important financial support. read more >>>

F2F Meeting Bergamo

The fifth Face2Face meeting of the EU-LIVE consortium took place in Bergamo, Italy on the 6th and 7th of June 2017. It was hosted by our project partner Brembo, who invited the consortium to the new building of Kilometro Rosso – Science. All core members took advantage of this fruitful live meeting by clarifying as many topics as possible.

Throughout the event, the beneficiaries were updated on the current “status quo” and worked intensely on their joint vision of the future development of the EU-LIVE project. All members of the consortium who attended the meeting participated in each one of the offered workshops. read more >>>

EU-LIVE Open Design Contest: 3D Modelling

In April 2016, the winner of the EU-LIVE Open Design Contest has been announced. The procedure of the evaluation process and its challenges were already reported and described in previous press releases (EU-LIVE News).

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Advantages of virtual vehicle development

Modern vehicles have to follow a set of various requisitions. They have to withstand different environmental conditions without decrease in performance, keep the driver safe (especially in case of an accident), offer comfortable transportation and should be easy to operate as well. An efficient development process is a crucial necessity to meet these targets, especially in a world in which the decrease of the time between idea and serial production of products is gaining more importance. Changing parts of the vehicle development process to a virtual level is an important step to keep up with modern-days product development demands in a progressive customer orientated market.
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Simulation methods and tools used in EU-LIVE

One of the EU LIVE project’s major goals is the design of environmentally compatible L-category vehicles. Within the development process, various simulation methods and techniques are playing an important role, which are nowadays considered valuable tools for vehicle development.
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What happened

One and a half year into the EU-LIVE project, we can already look back onto an extensive list of events for the vivid exchange between our partners and beneficiaries as well as for the global spreading of our project’s messages. We are very proud that we were and are able to cultivate an active and on-going dissemination of information, which represents one EU-LIVE’s major goals. More detailed information about the initiated meetings and conferences, that we had the honour to participate in, can be found below.
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Andreas Schiessl at the VDI Conference 2016 “Smart Cars & Urban Mobility” in Munich

The future of light urban Vehicles: Comprehensive Modularization and Platform Strategy, November 30 – December 1, 2016 in Munich Germany
Speaker: Andreas Schiessl Continental Automotive GmbH, Germany
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F2F Meeting Aachen

The EU-LIVE consortium came together for the Face2Face meeting in Aachen, Germany. This was the fourth meeting and hosted by fka (Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen) on the 6/7 of December 2016. In respective to the midterm review it was a very fruitful meeting as all members took advantage of the opportunity to clarify the upcoming work. read more >>>

Stefan Thonhofer at the VDI–Conference “Innovative Antriebe” in Dresden

From 23rd to 24th of November 2016, more than 100 experts discussed innovative propulsion systems and powertrain concepts. Representatives from leading European companies and research institutions (e.g. VW, BMW, AVL, RWTH, VIF,…) gave insights into future technologies, particularly aiming at ecofriendly mobility concepts. read more >>>

Melissa Kratschmayr at the 25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016

At the 25th Aachen Kolloquium Melissa Kratschmayr presented the methodology on “Defining User Requirements in Development of Electric L-Category Vehicle”. Traditional product development strategies today involve innovations targeting the customer to be mainly driven by technical advances. Instead, questioning customers on their requirements and needs towards a new product should be conducted as part of the early product development phases. read more >>>

Open Design Contest: Winners Announcement

Having the vision of creating a vehicle that makes the combination of environmental friendliness, urban compatibility and energy efficiency not only a possibility but reality, we initiated an International Open Design Contest. We asked industrial design students and experts in related fields to submit their own ideas of how to implement our project. Its basis is the unique concept of the “EU-LIVE modular platform”. Six high quality L6e concepts were chosen to enter the Redesign Phase from a large number of entries.
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What happened

Since the start of the EU-LIVE project at the beginning of the year 2015, we have had the pleasure to cultivate one of the goals comprising the heart of our project which is an active and on-going dissemination of information. To our great joy, we were able to sustain a vivid exchange with our partners and beneficiaries and to spread the message of our project globally, for example by initiating meetings and participating in various conferences, as detailed below:
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Project Progression – Verified User Needs

In autumn 2015, we conducted a market research primarily focusing on the evaluation of the needs of potential future European customers. The aim of this survey was to gain a thorough understanding of user requirements for new L-category vehicle concepts, taking current infrastructurale challenges and demographics into consideration.
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Project Progression – Vehicle Requirements

The background of the market evaluation conducted in the initiation phase was to gain insight into the expectations of future users towards our vehicles in terms of performance, convenience and user-friendliness. As a result, the goal was integrating these requirements to create a technical backbone for each of the three new EU-LIVE L-category vehicles which the further technical development can build upon.
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Outlook – Calendar of Events

The following calendar will provide you with an overview of upcoming events concerning the EU-LIVE project this year. For more information, please refer to the individual event websites.
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Stefan Thonhofer at the IEEE-Conference “EuroSimE 2016”

Modelling and Simulation is an important method in the development process of Microelectronics and Control Systems. At the IEEE EuroSimE 2016 Conference in Montpellier (France), more than 150 international experts from both academic research institutes as well as industry discussed novel simulation methods from 17 to 20 of April 2016. Special emphasis was laid on multi-physics aspects – i.e. combining several physical domains such as electrical modelling, thermal modelling or fluid dynamics.

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Design Contest – Winner Announcement

After several weeks of evaluation of numerous highly qualitative submissions, we feel extraordinarily delighted to finally reveal the three winning L6e vehicle concepts of the international EU-LIVE Open Design Contest to you, which are:

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Design Contest – 6 Finalists have been chosen, congratulations!

We are excited to announce the finalists of the Redesign Phase, who will continue on in the competition. In respective of the requirements the jury has selected 6 designs among numerous exceptional submissions. read more >>>