International Consortium

The EU-LIVE project is being carried out by an international consortium with comprehensive expertise in the areas connected with mobility and automotive development. It represents a promising mix of leading industrial companies and knowledge centres perfectly able to respond to the future challenges of urban mobility. The consortium consists of major European manufacturers of passenger cars and L-category vehicles, Tier 1 suppliers of components and sub-systems, SMEs and research centres specialized in mobility and the automotive sector. The know-how of this interdisciplinary think-tank, which covers the complete value chain of vehicle design, development and production, ensures the sustainable market exploitation of the project results.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center

The VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center (VIF) has positioned itself as an independent, international platform for research and development in the automotive industry. It addresses the gap between academic research and the needs of industrial R&D departments. VIF strives for full vehicle analysis using a multi-disciplinary approach and offers services and conducts research in various areas, including Virtual Engineering, Vehicle E/E and Software. (www.v2c2.at)

Role in the project

  • Coordinator of EU-LIVE
  • Lead of WP3 « Virtual Demonstrator »
  • Lead of WP6 « Project Management, Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation »
  • Highly involved in all other WPs

PSA Peugeot Citroën

With its three world-renowned brands, Peugeot, Citroën and DS, PSA Peugeot Citroën sold 2.9 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. The second largest carmaker in Europe, PSA Peugeot Citroën recorded sales and revenue of €53.6 billion in 2014. (www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com)

Role in project

  • Leading the WP4 « Full Vehicle / Real Demonstrator »
  • Highly involved in all other WPs

Peugeot scooters

Peugeot-Scooters (PSCO) is a subsidiary of PSA and Mahindra, and proposes one of the most comprehensive ranges on the market, with 15 models from 50cc to 400cc. (www.peugeotscooters.fr)

Role in project

  • PSCO will provide its experience of L-Category
  • Powertrain optimization and integration

Continental Automotive GmbH

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. (www.conti-online.com)

Role in project

  • Lead of WP5 « Powertrain »

SAMSUNG SDI

Samsung SDI is committed to the vision of an eco-friendly and clean energy solution business, and we are eager to share our future direction for low carbon vehicles.

Samsung SDI is the world’s leading advanced energy solutions provider, with proven expertise in mass production of high quality lithium-ion batteries. (www.samsungsdi.com)

Role in project

  • Requirements analysis for battery systems of the EU-LIVE concept
  • Design and development of Lithium Ion Energy Storage System for the EU-LIVE demonstrators
  • Integration of the Lithium Ion Energy Storage System into the demonstrators

Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

The Fraunhofer LBF was founded 1938 and joined the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in 1962. It offers highly recognized expertise in structural durability, plastics, smart structures and system reliability for the development, assessment and realization of tailored solutions especially for safety-relevant mechanical systems and vibration-sensitive lightweight structures. (www.lbf.fraunhofer.de)

Role in project

  • Selection & evaluation of lightweight technologies for chassis components and their assessment regarding structural durability
  • Design of lightweight wheels for integration of in-wheel motors

MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA J.M.A. S.COOP

MGEP has a socially-orientated initiative and vocation, and was declared a non-profit University of common public interest. One of the main characteristics of MGEP is our close and permanent relationship with the working world, enabling us to outline our educational offer by adapting it to the needs of companies and organisations. MGEP is oriented to the following fields: electrical energy, mechanical design & manufacturing, material science, embedded & information systems and industrial management. (www.mondragon.edu)

Role in project

  • Power train modelling adaptation
  • Integration of these models of the full power train into the virtual prototype

fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen

As a partner of the automotive industry, fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen offers innovative solutions in concept design, simulation as well as prototype construction and testing in a wide field of competences ranging from chassis, body, drivetrain and electric/electronics engineering to the development of advanced driver assistance systems. These activities are linked by the cross-cutting departments vehicle concepts, acoustics, thermal management, strategy & consulting and driver experience & performance. (www.fka.de)

Role in project

  • Identification of verified user needs
  • Organization of the open innovation design contest
  • Leading the L6e (four-wheeler) concept development
  • Strongly involved in the L5e (three-wheeler) concept development

Spirit Design – Innovation and Brand GmbH

Spirit Design is an internationally leading strategic design company

The team of consultants and designers helps clients from selected target sectors to become fit for the future. Spirit Design creates visions and turns them into reality in cooperation with its customers. The inherent power of these visions is unfolded as intelligent products or services and innovative business models experienced in emotional brand worlds. (www.spiritdesign.com)

Role in project

  • Service provider for business model innovation, implementation of innovations and brands (from concept to market launch), and  during the accompanying processes
  • Investigating markets & user needs and developing the business  models and cases
  • Lead of WP1 « Users & Markets »

IFP Energies nouvelles

IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a public research and training player covering the fields of energy, transport and the environment. In the field of transport, its research focuses on three main activities: high-efficiency IC engines, vehicle electrification, and fuel optimization and emission reduction. IFPEN concentrates primarily on land transport, along with industrial applications (off-road, agricultural vehicles) and heavy-duty vehicles, but also on aviation and maritime transport. (www.ifpenergiesnouvelles.com)

Role in project

  • Participation to specify the technical requirements that will be inputs of WP3, 4 and 5
  • Design of a new and innovative transmission for lightweight vehicles as well as a prototype compatible with the L5e concept
  • Interfacing with global L5e concept energy management

BREMBO S.p.A.

Brembo is the world leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles, as well as other components for racing. Brembo develops and manufactures brake discs, calipers and pads, master cylinders, assembled and pre-bled brake modules and wheels, and recently electrified service and parking braking systems; in Europe it’s the only one producing the entire brake system. (www.brembo.com)

Role in the project

  • Braking system and In-Wheel Motor development and integration into the wheel end
  • Wheel-end system integrator for L3e and L5e

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies ltd

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd is among world leaders in innovation and development of in-wheel motors. Beside in-wheel motors with highest specific torque on the market, Elaphe can also supply other propulsion components or turn-key EV projects. (www.in-wheel.com)

Role in project

  • In-Wheel Motor electromagnetic design