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EARPA Partners Guide 2008

EARPAPartners Guide2009The Guide to EuropeanAutomotive Researchand Development Partners


Contents:EARPAPartners Guide20094 Introduction to EARPA Partners Guide5 What is EARPA?6 User Guide7 Organisation & Task Forces8 Membership8-9 Members & Locations10-75 Member Pages76-82 Contacts84 Other Usefull Links85 Colophon3


Introduction to EARPA Partners GuideDear reader,The European road transport industry is facing technological and economicchallenges, which are also related to the prognosis that the demand for crude oilwill be higher than the available supply in the next decades. This means theindustry has to work on programmes for reducing fuel consumption by incrementalimprovements of current powertrain systems. To meet future mobility demands, it is also necessary toconsider other energy sources which are highly efficient. Vehicle electrification, whether in the form ofhybrid or pure electric systems, is the challenge for mid- and long-term research activities.Also important are contributions to society’s needs in terms of safety and mobility for all segments ofthe population. The vehicle of the future will not have a single powertrain system. We will face a varietyof powertrain systems, starting with improved versions of today’s combustion engines and transmissions,through stages of electrification on to electric vehicles. To meet this target, research providers – bothprivate and public research centers as well as universities - are the support partners needed by industryto create the innovation. EARPA and its partners are providing services directly to carmakers as well asto their suppliers, not only in pre-competitive European research programs.The EARPA Partners Guide gives R&D actors a baseline of information about who in Europe is specializedin R&D activities in the field of road vehicles. The members of this network are interdisciplinary for thefuture of our automotive industry and the sustainable road transport system. They also activelycontribute as partners to various European Technology Platforms relevant to their fields of expertise.Especially today, EARPA members would like to highlight their support to the new activities of ERTRAC(European Road Transport Research Advisory Council).What is EARPA?Founded in 2002, EAPRA is the association ofautomotive R&D organisations. It bringstogether the most prominent independent R&Dproviders in the automotive sector throughoutEurope. Its membership is ranging from largeand small commercial organisations to nationalinstitutes and universities.EARPA, as the platform of automotiveresearchers, aims at actively contributing to theEuropean Research Area and the future EUFramework Programmes. In this task, EARPAseeks a close cooperation with the automotiveindustry, the automotive suppliers, the oilindustry as well as the European Institutionsand the EU Member States.EARPA members are strongly committed tocooperate closely with industrial automotiveACEA/EUCARERTRACERTICOto EARPA members as a means to achieve suchcooperation.EARPA members are committed to contributeto a common ‘Vision on Future Transport’ andthe creation and implementation of a ‘StrategicResearch Agenda’. In this, they support theactions of ERTRAC – the European ReseachTransport Advisory Council - as well as otherEuropean Technology Platforms.EARPA and its members, being well integrated inboth national and European research structures,are in a position and willing to support a closerlink between and coordination of national andEuropean research programs. EARPA as anindependent platform is prepared to participateat European Community level in strategicconsulting related to public interest and socialmatters regarding mobility, environment, energyand safety in the automotive domain.EARPACommission&DG’s4Our members look forward to being your partner as well. Be our guest!Josef AffenzellerEARPA ChairmanCLEPA CONCAWEpartners, universities and other research EARPA will promote the awareness andorganisations on future R&D. Such a understanding of the specific role andcooperation may vary from an exchange of ideas contribution of its members in the automotiveand knowledge in joint meetings to setting up sector and reinforce the high tech character ofnetworks and carrying out joint projects. The EU the automotive industry and its potential forFramework Programmes are of particular interest future innovation and new opportunities.5


User GuideOrganisation & Task ForcesThis manual provides an overview of the EARPAorganisation and the EARPA members that canbe used within the Association and by externalparties. It is based on the information providedby our members.Per member, there is a fact sheet containing thetype of organisation, location and a shortsummary of expertise and activities includingparticipation in EU projects and particpation inTechnology Platforms and other major Europeannetworks. At the end of this publication, thereis a list of the contact details.EARPA is functioning thanks to its members'annual contributions and is composed of fourmain bodies. First, the General Assembly, inwhich all members are participating, governsthe Association. Second, the Executive Board,to which the management of the association isdelegated, initiates activities and carries outthe representative tasks. Mr. Affenzeller (AVL) isas EARPA Chairman chairing this group. Third,the EARPA Secretariat, which supports theoverall activities, is present in Brussels. TheEARPA Secretary General is Ms Attané. Andfinally, EARPA experts are active within EARPA10 Task Forces which form the heart of EARPA'soperations.Within those Task Forces, EARPA members areactively discussing research topics of theirinterest. The Task Forces are focussing onanswering specific needs:• Identified by EARPA members (e.g. technicaldiscussions, EU projects creation, etc.);• Identified by the actual effort of EARPA interms of representation (e.g. discussion onEU RTD Policy).The Task forces focus on technical discussionsand project inititation efforts.Task ForcesMain Technolgy AreasChairman/Initiator1. SafetyCrash structures, Restraint systems, Human-machineinteraction, ICT based safety systems, (semi-)autonomousdriving, Test & evaluation methods for safety systemsIKA - Mr Urban2. MaterialsApplication of light-weight materials in vehicle structures,material behaviour, intelligent materials etc.FhG - Mr Bein3. Noise, Vibrations & HarshnessNoise and vibrations of vehicles, vehicle structuresand components, noise reduction technologies etc.ARSENAL - Mr Haider4. Modelling & SimulationAdvanced modelling and simulation technologies for R&Dof powertrains and other applicationsIFP - Mr Angelberger5. Advanced Internal Petroland Diesel Combustion EnginesFuture engine concepts for sustainable transport and traffic,Interaction of advanced combustion engines and alternativefuels, Function development for advanced engine conceptsFEV - Mr Lamping6. Hybrid Electric VehiclesHybrid and full-electric driveline, including control strategiesAVL - Mr Prenninger7. Advanced Electric ComponentsComponents for alternative powertrains, including fuel cells,batteries.CEA - Mr Le Marois6EARPAPartners Guide20098. Alternative Fuels Production9. PEOPLE Programme10. Project ManagementAspects related to the production of alternative fuelsfor vehicle propulsion, including biofuelsElaboration of projects aiming at the mobility of researcherswithin EARPA Members as well as with EARPA partnersDiscussion on FPs rules for participation & Sharing experienceson EU project management and contractingIFP - Mr GrusonLMS - Mr Van der AuweraerTNO - Ms Attané7


MembershipEARPA today counts 33 members: have a look atthe next pages for more information!EARPA Membership is open to R&D providers,commercial and non-profit. Independence of theautomotive industry and experience with EUprojects is among the criteria for membership.Interested organisations may apply formembership.Should you be interested to join EARPA, pleasedo not hesitate to contact EARPA Secretariat.Members & Locations:APTL, GreeceArsenal Research, AustriaAVL, AustriaBertrandt, GemanyCEA, FranceCidaut, SpainCMT, SpainCTC, SpainCzech Technical University,Czech RepublikFEV, GermanyFraunhofer, GermanyIDIADA, SpainIDMEC, PortugalIFP, FrancePolitechnika Krakowska, PolandIKA, GermanyPoznan University, PolandUniversity of Brussels, BelgiumInstituto Motori, ItalyRicardo, UKUniversity of Firenze, ItalyKUL, BelgiumSafer, SwedenUniversity of Ljubljana - mechanical eng.8EARPAPartners Guide2009LAT, GreeceLMS, BelgiumOTAM, TurkeySP, SwedenTNO, The NetherlandsTecnalia, SpainUniversity of Ljubljana - electrical eng.VSI, AustriaVTT, Finland9


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Aerosol & Particle Technology Laboratory(APTL) research work is related to the science offine particles and their suspensions in various• TOP-EXPERT - Tailored -on-board activatedmedia. APTL core R&D activities concern theagents production for exhaust aftertreatmentAPTLemission control area, where it has establisheditself as a laboratory of international caliber, byperformance enhancement;• IPSY - System for future Diesel combustionexploiting the benefits of nanomaterials andconcepts;Organisation type:R&D institutenanotechnologies for the clean transport• ATLANTIS - Aerosol technologies andsystems of the future. In parallel, it invests inhierarchical assembly/manufacturing forContact person:Mr Athanasios Konstandopoulosscaling-up its activities on the synthesis ofadvanced nanostructured porous materials;Phone number contact person: +30 2310 498192nanoparticles with tailored properties focusing• SOLHYCARB - Hydrogen from solar thermalEmail contact person:agk@cperi.certh.gron their integration into final market productsenergy: High temperature solar chemicalthrough process innovations. Last but not least,reactor for co-production of hydrogen andLocation head office:Thermi, Thessaloniki, GreeceAPTL intensives its efforts in the exploitation ofcarbon black from natural gas cracking;Number of employees: 150solar technologies for clean fuels production.• MOBILAB - Mobile laboratory forTurnover before tax: 6 M €APTL research is organized in the followingenvironmental pollution measurements andWebsite:www.apt.cperi.certh.grareas:emission control systems evaluation;• Emission Control Technologies for Mobile• HYDROSOL-II - Solar hydrogen via waterSources;splitting in advanced monolithic reactors for• Sensor and Measurement Technologies;future solar power plants.• Computer Simulation of Aerosol & ParticulateProcesses;• Hydrogen and Clean Energy Technologies.10EARPAPartners Guide2009• PAGODE - Post-treatment for the nextgeneration of Diesel;11


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:Arsenal research has established itself as aEuropean research centre in the future-orientedfields of mobility and energy. The organization’sprimary objective is to boost the innovationArsenal researchcapabilities of its partners by providinghighly advanced development tools, methods• DIRECT - Diesel Reformation by Catalyticand infrastructure and by linking regional,Technologies;Organisation type:R&D companynational and international innovation systems.• SILENCE - Quieter Surface Transport in UrbanSophisticated simulation and testing tools andAreas;Contact person:Mr Anton Plimonmethods are especially developed to:• INTRO - Intelligent Roads;Phone number contact person: +43 50550 6310• Improve the energy efficiency of modern• TREE - Transport Research Equipment ofEmail contact person:anton.plimon@arsenal.ac.atvehicles. The entire electric drive, includingEurope;electric machine, power electronics and• COOPERS - Co-operative Networks forLocation head office:Vienna, Austriacontrol as well as energy storage systems, isIntelligent Road Safety;Number of employees: 180considered covering the entire development• eMOTION - Europe-wide multi-Modal On-tripTurnover before tax: 6.8 M €process from simulation and design up toTraffic InformatiON;Website:www.arsenal.ac.atprototyping and testing;• CVIS - Cooprative Vehicle Infrastructure• Investigate and improve the safety ofSystems;transport infrastructure, vehicles and people.• HeavyRoute - Intelligent Route Guidance forTelematic solutions are developed focusingHeavy Goods Vehicles.on the optimisation of traffic infrastructure,• TYROSAFE - Tyre and Road Surfacecar-to-infrastructure communication andOptimisation for Skid Resistance and Furtherpedestrian information;Effects• Strengthen renewable energies for energygeneration and energy in buildings. The12EARPAPartners Guide2009research activities focus on improving theenergy efficiency of buildings, distributionnetworks and components as well as formanaging decentralized electrical grids.13


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:AVL LIST GmbH is the world’s largest privatelyowned and independent company for thedevelopment of powertrain systems withAVL has participated in more than 70 Europeaninternal combustion engines as well asRTD projects. Selected examples are theAVLinstrumentation and test systems with a globalnetwork of 45 representations and affiliatescoordination of:• SILENCE - Quieter Surface Transport in Urbanand 3640 employees worldwide.Areas;Organisation type:R&D companyDevelopment of Powertrain Systems: AVL• CALM and CALM II - Coordination of Europeandevelops and improves all kinds of powertrainResearch for Advanced Transport NoiseContact person:Mr Josef Affenzellersystems and is a competent partner to theMitigation;Phone number contact person: +43 316 787 253engine and automotive industry. In addition• ERTRAC and ERTRAC II – Technology PlatformEmail contact person:josef.affenzeller@avl.comAVL develops and markets the simulationfor European Road Transport Research;methods which are necessary for the• FURORE - Future Road Vehicle Research, aLocation head office:Graz, Austriadevelopment work.Roadmap for the Future;Number of employees: 3640Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems: The• EAGAR – European Assessment of GlobalTurnover before tax: 537 M €products of this business area comprise all thePublicly Funded Automotive Research,Website:www.avl.cominstruments and systems required for engineTargets and Approaches (FP7 proposal).and vehicle testing.AVL is in the core group of the FP6 IntegratedProjects:• GREEN - Green Heavy Duty Engine;• HICEPS - Highly Integrated CombustionAVL represents EARPA in the EuropeanElectric Powertrain System;Technology Platform ERTRAC - European Road• HySYS - Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle SystemTransport Research Advisory Council. AVL isComponent Development;14EARPAPartners Guide2009member of the ETP ARTEMIS - AdvancedResearch and Development on EmbeddedIntelligent Systems and of the EuropeanHydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform.• InMAR - Intelligent Materials for Active NoiseReduction;• NICE - New Integrated Combustion Enginesfor future Passenger Car Engines.15


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:Bertrandt is one of Europe's leading engineeringservice providers to the internationalautomotive industry and aviation. Employingroughly 4,400 people at 19 sites throughoutBertrandtEurope and the US, we provide customisedsolutions ranging from individual components• HiCEPS - Highly Integrated Combustionto modules and complete vehicle derivatives forElectric Propulsion System.Organisation type:R&D companyall leading OEMs thoroughout the world.Contact person:Mr Andreas AuracherPhone number contact person: +49 7034 656 4480Email contact person:monika.steinruck@de.bertrandt.comLocation head office:Ehningen, GermanyNumber of employees: 4.400Turnover before tax: 240 M €Website:www.bertrandt.comDuring the design process we are replicating thecomplete vehicle development process chain -from the initial concept through to seriesproduction readiness. Bertrandt's strength atthis juncture is the always existing closecollaboration between component designersand process engineers that makes it possible forus to reduce design time and costs.In spite of high-pressure deadlines, researchand development have always been one of themost important elements of Bertrandt's businessstrategy. For innovations are essential toincrease efficiency and effectiveness of FEAactivities and therefore to meet the risingrequirements of our customers.16EARPAPartners Guide2009Applications of the developed materials can befound not only in advanced vehicle technologysuch as body, powertrain and chassis but also inbionic material and structure concepts.17


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The CEA, one of the French leading ResearchCentre, is active in three main fields :Energy/Information and Health Technologies/environmental concerns and the constantlyDefense and National Security. The CEA is basedhigher penetration of electronics in cars (designCEAon a cross-disciplinary culture of both engineersand researchers, on which synergies betweenand product). This trend positioned the CEA DRTas a natural partner of the EU automotivefundamental and technological research areindustry (OEM’s, Tiers’1 and suppliers).Organisation type:R&D institutebuilt.Contact person:Mr Xavier ApolinarskiThe Technological Research Division (DRT) hasPhone number contact person: +33 169082974specific activities focused on Applied Research.Email contact person:xavier.apolinarski@cea.frThe Technological Research Division (budget:The CEA DRT is actively involved in the350 million Euros; 252 patents in 2006)following European networks:Location head office:Saclay, Francedevelops partnerships with industry to promote• ETP/JTI ARTEMIS: specific group EICOSE f o rNumber of employees: 15332innovation and increase the competitiveness oftransportation application;Turnover before tax: 3.3 B €our partners through new applications of• JTI ENIAC;Website:www.cea.fradvanced technologies. The CEA DRT is• ETP EPOSS: specific automotive group;organized in 3 complementary institutes:• ETP Hydrogen and JTI-FCH.• LIST: Laboratory of Integrated Systems andEuropean projects:Technology, 515 employees; www-list.cea.fr;• IMPECC 2: Infrared Microsystems for polluting• LITEN: Laboratory of Innovation for Newemissions control on cars;Energy Technologies, 500 employees;• SAVE-U: sensors and system architecture forwww-liten.cea.fr;vulnerable road users’ protection.• LETI: Laboratory of electronic and18EARPAPartners Guide2009Information Technologies, 1600 employees;www-leti.cea.fr;The CEA’s involvement in the automotive sectoris strongly linked to the increase of19


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Foundation CIDAUT (Research andDevelopment Center in Transport & Energy), wascreated in 1993 and has as principal objective to• Transport Safety;nurture the competitiveness and the industrial• Materials - Product - Process;Cidautdevelopment of the companies in the transportand energy sectors, thus enabling them to• Energy and Environment.develop new products and processes. In orderOrganisation type:R&D instituteto realize this objective, the Foundationpromotes scientific investigation, technologicalContact person:Ms Ana Sofia Caires Sousa Brancodevelopment and innovation applicable toAt European level, CIDAUT has participated inPhone number contact person: +34 98 35 48 03 5industry in general and to the transport andmore than 25 projects during the last FrameworkEmail contact person:anacai@cidaut.esenergy sectors in particular. CIDAUT is composedProgrammes having been the coordinator in 2 ofof six buildings and a laboratory test track forthem. Some of these are:Location head office:Valladolid, Spaincarrying out road barrier tests with a constructed• EVPSN;Number of employees: 315surface area of 14,500 m2 and an investment in• ADVANCE;Turnover before tax: Euro 43 M €equipment close to 26 million euros.• EVPS2;Website:www.cidaut.es• ISOSYS;The wide range of technical skills and human• PRISM;resources available in CIDAUT permits the• ROBUST;tackling of complete research projects,• VITES;development and innovation that include• HELISAFE.the whole chain of values of a product• PREVENT;from its conception and design to pre-• STORHY.industrialization, passing through materialMoreover, CIDAUT takes part in the mostresearch, simulation of its behavior,relevant EU and National Platforms and20EARPAPartners Guide2009processing, design of prototypes and, finally,its validation. The main execution of thesetypes of projects centers in the following areasof knowledge:European Networks for Transport and Energy.21


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The CMT - Motores Térmicos (Thermal Engines),founded in 1979, is a very dynamic andinternationally well-known Research Institute ofIntegrated Projects and 1 STREP of the 6ththe Universidad Politécnica de Valencia thatFramework Programme and was a member of theCMTcollaborates closely with the internationalautomotive industry.core group of the Network of Excellence (ECO-Engines). It was also recognised as a Marie CurieTraining Site in the 5th Framework Programme.Organisation type:UniversityIts main research activities are centred on thetheoretical-experimental study of all theContact person:Mr Francisco Payrithermo-fluid dynamic processes in reciprocatingPhone number contact person: +34 96 387 7650internal combustion engines, with the aim ofEmail contact person:fpayri@mot.upv.esresponding to specific demands of theautomotive industry. Main concerns areLocation head office:Valencia, Spainnowadays dictated by environmental issues suchNumber of employees:aprox. 110 + 60 final year studentsas the reduction of specific fuel consumptionTurnover before tax: 5700 k €and pollutants, as well as by the need toWebsite:www.upv.esimprove engine efficiency and reliability. TheInstitute is organised following five majorresearch lines: Injection & Combustion, Airmanagement & Turbocharging, Noise Control,Thermal management and Maintenance.22EARPAPartners Guide2009The CMT - Motores Térmicos has successfullycoordinated several European projects and, inrecent years, participated in 10 Europeanprojects of the 5th Framework Programme, 223


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Technological Centre of ComponentsFoundation (CTC) was created in the year 2000as a non-profit making private foundation• RFID – Promotion of RFID technologies forpromoted by the Cantabria Government with theSME’s;CTCcollaboration of the University of Cantabria,SCH, Caja Cantabria Savings Bank and support of• PBMR – Structurla calculation of the vesselfrom a nuclear reactor PBMR.the main companies from the industrial-Organisation type:R&D instituteautomotive sector in the region.CTC is member of:CTC is divided into the following specialized• GIRA: Regional Automotive Cluster;Contact person:Mr Raoul Amarellareas:• SERTEC: Spanish technological platform ofPhone number contact person: +34 942 20 09 04• Structural Design (Mechanical Design andautomotive components industry;Email contact person:ramarelle@ctcomponentes.comNoises and Vibrations);• ASERM: Rapid Manufacturing spanish• Design of Nuclear Components;platform;Location head office:Santander, Spain• Casting;• CEIDEN: Spanish fision nuclear platform;Number of employees: 50• Materials (light alloys, composites,• PAE: Aeronautical spanish platform;Turnover before tax: 2 M €nanocoatings, PCM);• ERTRAC-Spain: Spanish ERTRAC platform;Website:www.ctcomponentes.com• Control Engineering and Automation;• INNOVAMAR: Spanish Maritime platform;• Process Automation (Embedded Real Time• ITER: International platform, which aims toControl systems, Control Process, Processdemonstrate the feasibility of nuclear fusion,Automoation, Machine Vision);the energy of the sun and the stars;• Wireliess Communication (RFID);• IMA: International Magnesium Association;• Improvement processes (Lean Manufacturing).• EUMAT: European Technology Platform onAdvanced Materials;• ARTEMISIA: Embeeded systems R&D Europe.24EARPAPartners Guide2009• ESTER – Development of magnesium castingtechnology for the auxiliary sector;25


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Josef Bozek Research Centre of Engine andAutomotive Technology links research workersof Faculties of Mechanical and ElectricalEngineering of CVUT. It provides research andCzech Technical Universitydevelopment of both spark ignition and dieselengines in the field of thermodynamics,• NICE;aerodynamics, turbocharging, emissions, motor• GREEN Heavy Duty Engine;Organisation type:Universitymanagement, engine dynamics and structural• InGAS;strength applied to the design optimization.• Roads2HyCOM;Contact person:Mr Jan MacekFurther it supplies the results of vehicle• VECOM.Phone number contact person: +420 224 352 504transmissions design and optimizationEmail contact person:jan.macek@fs.cvut.cz(mechanical, hydraulic, electrical powertrains),vehicle suspension design (including activeLocation head office:Prague, Czech Republicmechatronic elements and their control), bodyNumber of employees: 3320aerodynamics and passive safety issues.Turnover before tax: 117 M €Website:www.bozek.cvut.czThe Center is linked to the Czech automotiveand engine industry by its Coordination Boardthat contains the representatives of all CzechOEMs and component suppliers as well asother research and development facilities atuniversities. 80 workers (40 FTE), from which40 are under the age of 35 years (25 FTE).Interdisciplinary team (mechanical & electrical -both power and microelectronics, mechatronics,26EARPAPartners Guide2009theory & experiments).27


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:Founded in 1978, FEV is an internationallyrecognized leader in design and development ofinternal combustion engines and supplier ofadvanced testing and instrumentation systems.FEVHead of the global and independent company isProfessor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of• ADVACO;FEV. Today, FEV provides engine and powertrain• Low aromatic threshold;Organisation type:R&D companydevelopment for diesel, gasoline, hybrid and• ATECS;alternative propulsion systems, integration of• VCR;Contact person:Mr Christoph Bolligpowertrains, suspension, electronic components/• NeDeNeF;Phone number contact person: +49 0 241 5689324systems and embedded software. As a natural• Pro Fuel;Email contact person:bollig@fev.deprogression from engine to powertrain to vehicle,• NFCCPP;FEV’s range of engineering competencies includes• FUNIT;Location head office:Aachen, Germanyvehicle integration and calibration services• LOTUS;Number of employees: 1400providing our customers with turnkey solutions.• InMar;Turnover before tax: 150 M €Our powertrain and vehicle benchmark program• ILIPT;Website:www.fev.comsupports the definition of future requirements• NICE;in product development. Furthermore, FEV• GREEN;supplies first class testing facilities to customers• HI-CEPS;throughout the world. Based on our own deep• IPSY;experience in the industrial and economic• Roads2Hy-Com;operation of test facilities in our own group,• FURORE;we developed a wide range of products and• Eco-Engines;services covering applications from testing• ULYSSES.dynamic research and development to production28EARPAPartners Guide2009end-of-line hot tests. Our World Headquartersand European Technical Centre is locatedin Aachen. Additional engineering centres,subsidiaries and representatives are spreadaround the whole world.FEV is also a member of:• Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology Platform;• European Biofuels Technology Platform;• ERTRAC.29


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:FraunhoferOrganisation type:R&D instituteContact person:Mr Thilo BeinPhone number contact person: +49 6151 705-463Email contact person:thilo.bein@lbf.fraunhofer.deLocation head office:Darmstadt, GermanyNumber of employees: 160Turnover before tax: 12 M €Website:www.lbf.fraunhofer.deThe Fraunhofer Institute for StructuralDurability and System Reliability LBF orientatesitself by specific issues raised by industry andbusinesses. The institute has been dealing withthe issue of structural durability for 65 yearsand plays a major role in many decisivedevelopments in the industry. Reduceddevelopment and testing times are forcingsuppliers to move in a new direction. As aresult, computed simulation as a supplement toexperimental simulation is increasing inimportance. One of the current tasks atFraunhofer LBF is to couple this and othermodern technologies with the longstandingknow-how of the experiments.A very flexible and competent partner inresearch and development with new, futureorientedconcepts based on long-standingexperience, we do business with all kind ofindustrial sectors. We are involved inassociations and do research with other partnerson behalf of the federal government, theDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (GermanResearch Council) and the European Union.• InMAR - Intelligent Materials for Active NoiseReduction;• APROSYS - Advanced Protection Systems;• SLC - Super Light Car;• SPURT - Seamless Public Urban Transport.Participant in EPoSS-Technology Platform(www.smart-systems-integration.org) andparticipant in EuMAT-Technology Platform(www.eumat.org).30EARPAPartners Guide200931


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:As a global partner to the automotive industryworldwide, IDIADA supports its clients in theirproduct development activities by providingengineering, testing and homologation servicesIDIADAthat fit their needs. Its success in productdevelopment is built on the combination of• FURORE;highly experienced and motivated engineers• PSN2;Organisation type:R&D companyand state-of-the-art test and development• APSN;facilities, client focus and the constant drive• ROLLOVER;Contact person:Mr Ignasi Ferrertowards innovation. A large team of engineers• CHILD;Phone number contact person: +34 977 16 60 28drawn from over 25 countries, as well as an• APROSYS;Email contact person:iferrer@idiada.cominternational network of subsidiaries and branch• NPACS;offices in 13 countries ensure clients will be• AUTOFORE.Location head office:Tarragona, Spaingiven fast and customized services.Number of employees: 800Turnover before tax: 62 M €IDIADA’s main fields of engineering & testingWebsite:www.idiada.comservices are active and passive safety,powertrain, NVH & comfort, reliability,electronics and materials and processes. IDIADAundertakes complete vehicle developmentprojects applying tailor-made projectmanagement solutions based on therequirements of each project. Its expertise inboth physical and virtual testing meansmaximum efficiency in cost and time. IDIADA’s32EARPAPartners Guide2009engineering solutions are driven by the ongoingpursuit of excellence and research in the besttechnology.33


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:Founded within the "Programa Ciência", IDMECis a private non-profit association of science,technology and training whose fundingIDMEC/IST is the leader research institution ofmembers are Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)the Associated Laboratory for Energy, TransportsIDMECand Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidadedo Porto (FEUP).and Aeronautics (LAETA).Organisation type:R&D instituteIDMEC is directly oriented towards five strategicobjectives:Contact person:Mr Jorge Ambrosio• To promote R&D actions;Phone number contact person: +351 218 417 680• To promote technology transfer;Email contact person:jorge@dem.ist.utl.pt• To develop advanced training programmes;• To evaluate and audit new entrepreneurialLocation head office:Lisboa, Portugalprocesses;Number of employees:• To develop integrated managementTurnover before tax:programmes in energetic, logistic andWebsite:www.dem.ist.utl.pttechnical areas.Consolidated in a technological structure,IDMEC is focused on specific and specializedactions within Mechanical Engineering.Organized in two poles (IDMEC/IST in Lisbonand IDMEC/FEUP in Oporto), IDMEC has beenplaying a relevant role in national R&Dcoordination in Mechanical Engineering, the34EARPAPartners Guide2009majority of the Portuguese Researchers in thisarea are integrated in this Institute.35


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:As an international research and training center,IFP is developing the transport energies of the21st century. It provides public players and• Alternative fuels with low CO2 emissions:industry with innovative solutions for a smoothbiofuels, GNV, etc.;IFPtransition to the energies and materials oftomorrow – more efficient, more economical,• Vehicle demonstrators (including hybridvehicles).cleaner and sustainable.Organisation type:R&D instituteTo fulfill its mission, IFP has fiveContact person:Ms Brigitte Martincomplementary strategic priorities: capturingPhone number contact person: +33 4 78 02 20 29and storing CO2 to combat the greenhouse• NICE;Email contact person:brigitte.martin@ifp.freffect - diversifying fuel sources - developing• ECO-ENGINES;clean, fuel-efficient vehicles -converting as• HICEPS;Location head office:Rueil-Malmaison, Francemuch raw material as possible into energy for• HyICE;Number of employees: 1700transport - pushing back the boundaries in oil• ULYSSES;Turnover before tax: 300 M €and gas exploration and production.• GREEN;Website:www.ifp.fr• ROADS2HYCOM;In the field of powertrains, IFP develops• IPSY;technologies to cut the emissions and energy• PAGODE.consumption of road vehicles. It evaluates andvalidates new fuels.Technology Platforms:• Biofuel;The research programs center around:• ERTRAC.• Highly efficient engine technologies;• Hybrid powertrain;36EARPAPartners Guide2009• Engine management system : electroniccontrol strategies and calibration;• Pollutant aftertreatment technologies;• Advanced fuels and lubricants;37


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:IKAOrganisation type:UniversityContact person:Mr Stefan GiesPhone number contact person: +49 241 80 25600Email contact person:office@ika.rwth-aachen.deLocation head office:Aachen, GermanyNumber of employees: 150Turnover before tax:Website:www.ika.rwth-aachen.deThe Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge Aachen (ika) isan institute of RWTH Aachen University and isactive in the field of applied automotiveresearch. RWTH Aachen University is recognisedas one of the leading universities world-wide invehicle technology. The range of servicesoffered by ika ranges from the idea up to theexperimental testing of prototypes andproduction vehicles.Ika’s equipment is tailored to industrialdemands and comprises powerful computerresources, current commercial simulationsoftware, mechanical, electric/electronic andautomobile workshops as well as numeroustesting facilities including a proving ground forhandling tests and a crash-test facility.Corresponding to its main areas of work, ikacomprises six departments: chassis, body,drivetrain, acoustics, electronics and traffic.This wide range of competencies enablesanalysing and optimising the vehicle as a wholepaying attention to the complex interactionsbetween its individual subsystems.• AIDER;• APOLLO;• APROSYS;• APSN;• CHAMELEON;• CityMobil;• ERANET;• FUERO;• FUEVA;• FURORE;• HI-CEPS;• Hytran;• HYSYS;• PReVENT;• Protector;• Roads2Hycom;• Rotranoma;• SuperlightCar;• SUVA.38EARPAPartners Guide200939


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Istituto Motori, founded in 1940, is theonly institute of Italian National ReasearchCouncil that deal with internal combustion• MOBILAB - Mobile Labaratory forengines. Its mission is the industry support andEnvironmental Pollution Measurements andIMthe knowledge improvement in the field ofrational use of energy and reduction ofEmission Control Systems Evaluation;• CLEANENGINE - Advanced technologies forenvironmental impact of transports.highly efficient Clean Engines working withOrganisation type:R&D institutealternative fuels and Lubes.The main labs of the institute are:Contact person:Mr Guiseppe Police• 4 Labs equipped for optical measurement;Phone number contact person: +30 081 7177 153• 2 (light duty) dynamic test beds;Email contact person:direttore@im.cnr.it• 3 transient test beds;• 10 steady test beds;Location head office:Naples, Italy• 1 test bed for fuel cells and electrical hybridNumber of employees: 100vehicles;Turnover before tax:• 2 rapid prototyping systems for controlWebsite:www.im.cnr.itstrategies;• 3 chassis dynamometers;• 3 parallel computing systems;• supporting labs (chemical, electronical).• NICE - New integrated combustion engines40EARPAPartners Guide2009for future passenger cars;• IPSY - Innovative particle trap system forfuture diesel engines;41


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was foundedin 1425 and is one of the oldest universities inEurope and the largest one in Belgium. It hasmany national and international research31000 students and a staff of 8600, with 14projects and thematic networks, relevant toKUL – Katholieke Universiteit Leuvenfaculties covering all disciplines in human,medical and exact sciences. The mission of thenoise and vibration engineering. These includeEuropean projects (past FP4, past FP5, on-goinguniversity is threefold: education, research andFP6) like:Organisation type:Universityservice to community and industry. It is the• SALOME;explicit policy to transfer knowledge and• ASANCA;Contact person:Mr Wim Desmetexperience gained in research to students in• PIANO;Phone number contact person: +32 16 322 527different levels of education.• SOQCRATES;Email contact person:wim.desmet@mech.kuleuven.be• SEANET;The PMA division of the department of• ENOVNET;Location head office:Leuven, BelgiumMechanical Engineering performs research in• EDSVS - Doctoral training programme onNumber of employees:8600 (+ 31000 students over 14 faculties)production engineering, machine design andsound and vibration;Turnover before tax:automation and has a staff of about 150 co-• SIM-VIA2 EST - Training network;Website:www.kuleuven.beworkers. The Noise and Vibration Research• CANTOR.Group, which is part of PMA, is one of theworld-leading research groups in noise andFurthermore, the group is coordinator of the on-vibration engineering. This group has 5 full-going FP6 Marie Curie RTN – MADUSE trainingtime professors, 7 post-doctoral seniornetwork and of the on-going FP6 Marie Curieresearchers and about 30 pre-doctoral juniorRTN - Smart Structures CAE network.researchers.42EARPAPartners Guide2009Throughout the years, the Noise and VibrationResearch Group has been actively involved in43


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The research activities of the Laboratory ofApplied Thermodynamics (LAT) mainly focuson basic and applied research in the area• PARTICULATES - Characterisation of Exhaustof emissions from internal combustion enginesParticulate Emissions from Road Vehicles;LATand the corresponding emission controltechnologies. A relatively new research area• NEDENEF - New Diesel Engine and New DieselFuels;concerns the study and development of systems• Determination of an aromatic contentOrganisation type:Universityfor the utilization of renewable energy sources.threshold in diesel fuels concerning thesoot/particulate and gaseous pollutantContact person:Mr Zissis SamarasLAT’s include the following areas:emissions;Phone number contact person: +30 23 10 996014• Energy efficiency evaluation of Internal• CATATRAP - Catalytic Traps for DieselEmail contact person:zisis@auth.grCombustion Engines and Vehicles, with focusParticulate Control;on Combustion, Fuels and Additives, Hybrid• HYZEM - Hybrid Vehicle TechnologyLocation head office:Thessaloniki, Greecevehicles, Study and development of r a c i n gapproaching efficient Zero Emission Mobility;Number of employees: > 4000vehicles;• MEET - Methodologies for estimating airTurnover before tax:• Exhaust aftertreatment technology, withpollutant emissions from transport;Website:www.auth.gremphasis on Development assessment and• HICEPS - Highly integrated combustionsimulation of aftertreatment devices,electric powertrain system;Measurement technology, Applied catalysis;• Economical and technical assistance in• Renewable energy sources, with focus onrelation to the emissions of environmentalBiofuels, Fuel cells Biomass;pollutants from automobiles (DG Enterprise• Emission inventories and projections relatedand Industry);with Road transport emissions Fleet• Technical support for the DG Environment onevolution models Policy assessment.the development of Euro 5 standards for lightduty vehicles and Euro 6 standards for heavy44EARPAPartners Guide2009• ARTEMIS - Assement and reliability of TransportEmission Models and Inventory Systems;duty vehicles.LAT is also member of ERTRAC, the EuropeanRoad Transport Research Advisory Council.45


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:LMS InternationalOrganisation type:Contact person:R&D companyMr Herman van der AuweraerPhone number contact person: +32 16 384 200Email contact person:Location head office:Number of employees: 810info@lmsintl.comLeuven, BelgiumTurnover before tax: 104,4 M €Website:www.lmsintl.comLMS delivers a unique combination of virtualsimulation software, testing systems, andengineering services. We are focused on themission critical performance attributes in keymanufacturing industries: from structuralintegrity and system dynamics to safety andsound quality. The LMS solutions cover thecomplete product design process, frombenchmarking, target setting, functional andconcept modelling, to detailed CAE analysis,multi-attribute optimization and physicalprototype refinement.LMS Test.Lab offers an extensive productportfolio for noise & vibration testing andengineering, including solutions for structural,rotating machinery and acoustic analysis,environmental qualification testing, test dataspecific solutions and libraries for internalcombustion engines, electric motors and drives,transmissions, thermal management systems,vehicle systems dynamics, hydraulic andpneumatic systems, flight controls, andelectrical systems.• InMar - Intelligent Materials for Active NoiseReduction;• PEGASUS - SmartLM and SIMDAT (Data Gridsfor Simulation Based Processes);• FRIENDCOPTER, VIVACE, SEFA and MAAXIMUS;processing, reporting and data sharing. The LMS • SIMVIA2, MYMOSA, AETHER, SMARTVirtual.Lab software suite enables the STRUCTURES, (Marie Curie);simulation and multi-attribute optimization ofmechanical systems in terms of structuralintegrity, noise and vibration, durability, systemdynamics, ride and handling and safety. LMSVirtual.Lab is based on CAA V5, the openmiddleware for PLM from Dassault Systemes.• FLITE and FLITE2 (aircraft flutter and GVTtesting),(EUREKA);• EUROSYSLIB and MODELISAR (simulationbased design and testing for automotivesystems modeling and embedded softwaregeneration),(ITEA);• Strong portfolio of regional and national levelEARPALMS Imagine.Lab AMESim is a complete 1D projects and collaborative programs forPartners Guide2009simulation suite for physical modeling and Transport, Aerospace and ICT related researchanalysis of multi-domain intelligent systems. (IWT Vlaanderen, Flanders DRIVE, Mov’eo,This comprises an extensive set of application PREDIT, RNTL...).46 47


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:OTAM Automotive Laboratory containsequipment that can undertake research andmeasurements related with the improvement of2. Vehicle Exhaust Emission Test Room; Vehiclevehicle performance, minimization of exhaustExhaust Emission Chamber, the exhaustOTAMemission and fuel consumption, as well as noiseand chassis-body deformation and tensionemission tests for automobiles and lightcommercial vehicles can be performed inanalyses. The laboratory in Turkey now has aenvironments of -7 oC temperature as perOrganisation type:Automotive Testing, R&D companysemi anechoic acoustic room with a chassisEuro IV Standards.dynamometer, automobile and light commercial3. Engine Test Room; Engine Testing StandContact person:Mr Yunus Canlivehicles exhaust emission test system, controlis compatible with related EuropeanPhone number contact person: +90 212 276 16 12-13and data collection unit, HC testing cells.Regulations and Directives on ExhaustEmail contact person:yunus.canli@otam.com.trEmissions; Exhaust Gases, particulates, fumeAs OTAM, we are interested in following Tasketc. Heavy Duty Diesel Engines can beLocation head office:Istanbul, TurkeyForces in order;tested.Number of employees: 101. NVH;4. Hydropulse; Hydro pulse System (Schenck) isTurnover before tax: 1 M €2. Advanced Internal Combustion Engines;programmable vehicle fatigue test and roadWebsite:www.otam.com.tr3. Integrated Safety;simulating equipment that all kind of forces4. Hybrid PWT;and vibrations could be applied.5. Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels.5. Shed Test Cell; Shed is the hydrocarbonevaporative emission test cell. This cell aimsR&D and Testing Equipments in ITU – OTAMto perform the test procedures in EURO I-II-Laboratories:III and Carb standards and to carry out the1. Acoustics Laboratory; Acoustics laboratoryrelated R&D studies.was designed to perform the noisemeasurement of light commercial and48EARPAPartners Guide2009passenger vehicles. The system includessemi-anechoic chamber and a chassisdynamometer which simulates all kind ofroad conditions.49


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:Cracow University of Technology (CUT) wasofficially founded in 1946 as a governmentinstitution and is one of the most importantunder decreasing of NOx emission andtechnical universities in Poland especially inparticulate matters with visualization andCracow University of Technologymechanical domain. CUT has 7 faculties with 17300 students and 2 200 research workers. Thethermovision of combustion processes. In sparkignition engines main work concerns to directgreatest faculty in CUT is Mechanical Facultyfuel injection and gas injection in four strokeOrganisation type:Universitywith 4 000 students which is also the biggestengines. Also investigations of increasing ofamong polish technical universities. Institute ofpower and total efficiency with decreasing ofContact person:Mr Bronislaw SendykaAutomobiles and Internal Combustion Enginespollutants in SI engines by using of newPhone number contact person: +48 12 628 36 88(IAICE) is one of seven institutes of Mechanicalgeneration of turbocharging systems areEmail contact person:bsendyka@usk.pk.edu.plFaculty with 600 students and 65 research andconducted in IAICE. The institute is alsoscientific workers.engaged in direct and pneumatic fuel injectionLocation head office:Krakow, PolandNowadays IAICE has established three divisionsin two-stroke engines of small power for two-Number of employees: 2200in internal combustion engine area: dieselwheeler and industrial application. ExperimentalTurnover before tax:engine, spark ignition engines and specialfacilities are available for injection,Website:www.pk.edu.plengines. These three divisions with fourcombustion, air-loop behavior in steady andprofessors and twenty scientific and researchtransient conditions Many research work hasworkers are involved in the following researchbeen conducted both on research andareas: improvement of engine economy andautomobile and industrial engines for industryemission; alternative fuels; noise and vibrationand science works.in engines; turbocharging processes of engines;optimization of combustion systems and fuelinjection; cold starting; engine feed systems;automobile and engine diagnostics, engine50EARPAPartners Guide2009control systems and modeling of physicalprocesses in internal combustion engines.Present IAICE conducts experimental andsimulation tests on direct injected diesel engine• NICE – New Integrated Combustion Systemfor future Passenger Car Engines;• IPSY – Innovative particle trap system forfuture Diesel combustion concepts.51


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Poznan University of Technology is a state,nine-faculty university, educating almosttwenty thousand students at eighteen• Development and testing of devices for fuelmajors. The university scientific personnelconsumption/carbon dioxide emissionPoznan Universityare composed of over a thousand scientists.Poznan University of Technology is at thesreduction;• Testing and selection of devices reducingvery lead of the Polish universities ofharmful exhaust emissions.Organisation type:Universitytechnology. Since 1995, as the only Polishuniversity of technology, it has been member ofContact person:Mr Jerzy MerkiszConference of European Schools for AdvancedPhone number contact person: +48 (61) 665 2207Engineering Education and Research (CESER).Email contact person:jerzy.merkisz@put.poznan.pl• Copernicus;The main University’s activities in the• COST 530;Location head office:Poznan, Polandautomotive sphere focus on an improvement• ERCOFTAC;Number of employees: 2100of environmental properties of internal• INTEGRAL-NET;Turnover before tax:combustion engines and vehicles.• INTRANSNET;Website:www.put.poznan.pl• SETAC;These activities include:• TAURUS;• Assessment and optimization of combustion• TRANSFORM.process in the internal combustion engines(also by optical methods);• Development and testing of environmentfriendly fuels: alternative, reformulated,oxygenated and bio-fuels;• Evaluation and optimization of exhaust52EARPAPartners Guide2009aftertreatment systems;• Research and testing of On-BoardDiagnostics: OBD-II/EOBD systems;53


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:RicardoOrganisation type:R&D companyContact person:Mr Tom Robinson / Mr Nick OwenPhone number contact person: +44 0 1273 794357 / +44 1273 794314Email contact person:tom.robinson@ricardo.com / nick.owen@ricardo.comLocation head office:Shoreham, United KingdomNumber of employees: 1800Turnover before tax: 250 M €Website:www.ricardo.comRicardo is a leading provider of technology,product innovation, engineering solutions andstrategic consulting to the world’s automotiveindustries. Combining business, product andprocess strategy with fundamental technicalresearch and the implementation of large-scalenew product development programmes. Ricardois able to take on the greatest challenges in theindustry including business strategy andrestructuring, process re-engineering, vehicle,engine, transmission and driveline design,engineering, testing and system integration.Ricardo has 12 offices globally with the headoffice and engine engineering technical centerbased in Shoreham-by-Sea, southern England,transmissions, driveline and vehicle engineeringin the Midlands-UK, contraol; and electronics inCambridge-UK and various engineering centresin Detroit, Chicago, Germany and China.• EAGAR: Mapping the competitiveness ofEuropean automotive research againstinternational benchmarks;• HIPS (Proposal): Low emission truckengines;• SARTRE (Proposal): Vehicle platooning;• LESCCV (Proposal): Combustion simulation;• SALVE (Proposal): Hybrid vehicle safety.Ricardo is also active in projects supportedby the UK Government and the US DoEon Advanced Combustion, Biofuels, Li-IonBatteries, Novel Energy Storage, Plug-in Hybridsand Engine Downsizing, and support the ERTRACWorking Group on Energy & Environment.EARPAPartners Guide2009• Roads2HyCom: Studying technical and socioeconomicaspects of the role of Fuel Cells andHydrogen in a sustainable energy economy;• HiCeps: Researching low cost Diesel-Hybridtechnology;54 55


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre atChalmers, is a joint research unit where 22partners from the Swedish automotive industry,academia and authorities cooperate to make aSAFERcentre of excellence within the field of vehicleand traffic safety.The following are either SAFER JRU EU-projectsor associated EU-projects:• FESTA;Organisation type:R&D CenterSAFER’s vision is to enable Sweden to reach• EuroFOT;world-leading competitiveness, by using the• FOT-Net;Contact person:Ms Anna Nilsson-Ehlemulti-disciplinary scientific competence• CASPER;Phone number contact person: +46 31 772 36 55available within the centre. SAFER will also• THORAX;Email contact person:anna.nilsson-ehle@chalmers.seprovide new countermeasures to considerably• SafetyNet;reduce both the number of traffic accidents and• VC-Compat;Location head office:Göteborg, Swedenthe number of fatalities and serious injuries.• PENDANT;Number of employees: 135• RANKERS;Turnover before tax: 2 M €SAFER is comprised of its partners: Autoliv,• IMPROVER;Website:www.chalmers.se/saferChalmers University of Technology, Epsilon,• CHICC;Folksam, Imego, Lindholmen Science Park,• Aprosys;Region Västra Götaland, Saab Automobile, Saab• APSN.Microwave Systems, Scandinavian AutomotiveSuppliers, Scania, Sicomp, SP TechnicalChalmers University of Technology and SAFERResearch Institute of Sweden, Swedish Roadhave signed the European Road Safety Charter.Administration, Telia Sonera, TÖI Institute ofTransport Economics, University of Gothenburg,Viktoria Institute, VINNOVA, Volvo Car56EARPAPartners Guide2009Corporation, Volvo Group, VTI Swedish NationalRoad and Transport Research Institute.57


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden isSweden’s largest technical research institute.The mission is to contribute to growth and• DECOS - Dependable Embedded Componentscompetitiveness of industry as well asand Systems (within the IST programme);SPsafety, conservation of resources and a goodenvironment in society. SP does this through• Member of the Swedish national vehiclesafety research centre SAFER;applied research and a wide range of services• Participation in Swedish national automotiveOrganisation type:R&D institutein technical evaluation and metrology. SP isresearch programme IVSS Intelligent VehicleSweden’s largest multi-service development andSafety System;Contact person:Mr Jan Jacobsontesting resource for automotive manufacturers• Participation in the Swedish nationalPhone number contact person: +46 10 516 56 97and their suppliers. The work in this field helpsautomotive initiative Test Site Sweden;Email contact person:jan.jacobson@sp.seto make tomorrow’s transport smarter, greener• Managing a 2-year project financed by theand safer. The vehicle research at SP includesSwedish and Norwegian National RoadLocation head office:Borås, Swedenrobust design, vehicle electronics, noise, safetyAdministrations, with the aim to review andNumber of employees: 880systems, fire technology, materials technologyimprove the fire safety in buses on aTurnover before tax: 80 M €and hybrid vehicles. SP has been appointed toEuropean level.Website:www.sp.seperform tests and inspections on behalf of• eVALUE - Testing and Evaluation for ICT-public authorities and is known as technicalBased Safety Systems;service. SP assists the industry in its capacity of• EuroFOT - Field Operational Tests;Notified Body for several European directives.• MOGENTES - Model-based Generation of Testsfor Dependable Embedded Systems;• Member of the Swedish national vehiclesafety research centre SAFER;• Participation in Swedish national automotiveSP participates continuously in about 30 EUresearch programme IVSS Intelligent Vehicle58EARPAPartners Guide2009projects, in cooperation with partners from ourextensive international network. Among recentEuropean and national vehicle researchinvolvement is:Safety System;• Participation in the Swedish nationalautomotive initiative Test Site Sweden.59


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:One of the most important traits of theTecnalia Automotive unit is its deep-rootedspecialisation, allowing us to tailor ourParticipation in EU Projects or Internationalcollaborations with companies on the basis ofActivities of Interest for EARPA.Tecnaliaour wide-ranging knowledge of their needs, theavailable technologies, their applications and• OFIENGINE FP6, 6.2-TRANSPORT STREP (2006);• PROFORM FP6, 3-NMP IP-SME (2006);the conditions needed to ensure that they are• SENARIO FP6, 4-AERO STREP (2006);Organisation type:R&D instituteimplanted efficiently.• SUPERSKYSENSE FP6, 4-AERO STREP (2006);• PROFORM FP6, 3-NMP IP-SME (2006);Contact person:Mr Inaki InzunzaThe following are some of the other• Hi-VEL CECA PROJECT (2006);Phone number contact person: +34 (943) 003 700characteristics of TECNALIA:• IPMMAN II FP6, 2-IST SSA (2006);Email contact person:i.inzunza@tecnalia.info• Multi-technology offer. The interlinked• ECAB FP6, 4-AERO STREP (2006);technologies used by TECNALIA-Automoción• PROFORM FP6, 3-NMP IP-SME (2006);Location head office:Derio, Spainallow us to offer more comprehensive• DUSTBOT FP6, 2-IST STREP (2006).Number of employees: 1350solutions;Turnover before tax: 95 M €• product conception, manufacture, testing,Website:www.tecnalia.infocompany management, etc;• The technological specialisation of ourSectorial Units (Aerospace, Foundry, Energyand The Environment, etc.) complement thecomprehensive service offered by TECNALIA-Automoción as regards technology, knowhowand R+D+i services.60EARPAPartners Guide2009Participation in EU Projects, TechnologyPlatforms and other major European networks:61


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:TNO, which stands for Netherlands Organizationfor Applied Scientific Research, is the largestresearch organisation in the Netherlands and isthe loop test facility to efficiently develop andactive in many fields of science and technology.test intelligent vehicles.TNOTNO is fully independent and delivers itsresearch and consultancy services to a multitudeof customers from industry, government andOrganisation type:R&D institutenational and international non-governmentalorganisations.TNO is an active partner in many EuropeanContact person:Mr René Grootheddeprojects and contributes to standardisation andPhone number contact person: +31 15 269 6969In the automotive market, TNO helps its clientsregulations in automotive technology.Email contact person:rene.groothedde@tno.nlwith the development and application ofsustainable and economically viable, new• AIDE;Location head office:Delft, The Netherlandsadvanced technologies in the area of power• APROYS;Number of employees: 4600trains, vehicle intelligence and active and• APSN;Turnover before tax: 570 M €passive safety.• Biogas max;Website:www.tno.nl• CityMobil;TNO fields of expertise are: combustion engines• CVIS;and hybrid power trains, exhaust emissions, CO2• EAGAR;emission, noise emission from power trains,• e-Impact;tyre-road noise, outdoor sound propagation,• Harmonoise;material technology, human factors, traffic• Humanist;modelling and management, mobility and• PISA;logistics.• PreDrive-C2X;• Prevent;62EARPAPartners Guide2009Furthermore TNO is accredited to perform vehicleand vehicle component approvals and hasexcellent crash testing and power train testingfacilities. TNO offers also a unique hardware in• SafeSpot;• VC-COMPAT.63


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, is a full(Dutch-language) university located in BrusselsCapital Region. It. In its Faculty of Engineering,- Transport and logisticsthe VUB department of Electrical Engineering- Intermodal transportUniversity of Bru ssels(ETEC), has a internationally recognisedtradition of R&D on electric, hybrid and fuel cell- Traffic safetyvehicles. The VUB has a 35-year experience inOrganisation type:Universitythis field making it the premier electric vehicleresearch facility in Belgium. ETEC has a testContact person:Mr Joeri Van Mierloinfrastructure available for development and• ELCIDIS;Phone number contact person: +32 2 629 28 04design of components and vehicle powertrains• EVD-Post;Email contact person:joeri.van.mierlo@vub.ac.beand is active in standardisation in the field of• SAGITTAIRE;electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The• FLEETS–Energy;Location head office:Brussels, Belgiumdepartment has an extended network of• EVIAC;Number of employees: over 2000academic, industrial and local authority• PRAZE;Turnover before tax:contacts. ETEC works closely together with the• E-TOUR;Website:www.vub.ac.beinternational scientific associations AVERE• ELEDRIVE;(www.avere.org), CITELEC (www.citelec.org) and• SUBAT;EPE (www.epe-association.org). ETEC is part of• HARMONHY;MOBI - Mobility and automotive technology• INTELLICON;research group. MOBI is a multidisciplinary team• HyHEELS;(departments ETEC, MOSI-T, MECH and IWT-EhB)• NEPH;combining the expertise in the field of:• COST542 HPSMT;- Electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle• ADVISORS;technology• IMPROVER;64EARPAPartners Guide2009- Environmental assessment of vehicletechnologies- Renewable energy and Biofuels- Sustainable mobility• IN-SAFETY;• TRALOTRA;• INTERACT;• EU Port Financing.65


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Department of Mechanics and IndustrialTechnology (DMTI) of the University of Firenzeis active in the sector of applied automotive• Ecodesign: main research activities regardresearch and mobility. The research staff has athe design and management of End of Life ofUniversity of Firenzestrong European vocation stated by thecontinuous involvement in EC projects. UNIFI isVehicles (ELV), including electrical andelectronic devices, according to the EUcurrently recognized as a leading player in the2000/53/EC, WEEE and RoHS directives.Organisation type:Universitysector of Powered Two-Wheelers safety.Contact person:Mr Marco PieriniResearch is organized in the following areas:Phone number contact person: +39 055 4796 477• Road Safety: research is mainly focused onFax number contact person: +39 055 4796 394Powered Two-Wheelers, where UNIFI is• APSN – Advanced Passive Safety Network;Email contact person:marco.pierini@unifi.itcurrently involved in several research projects• APROSYS – Advanced Protection Systems;funded by the EC. Topics include vehicle,• PISa – Powered Two Wheelers IntegratedLocation head office:Firenze, Italypersonal protective equipment as well asSafety;Number of employees: 3993human factors, with a cross cutting approach• MYMOSA – Motorcycle and Motorcyclist Safety;Turnover before tax: 67.545.529 €from primary to secondary safety.• SAFERIDER – Advanced telematics forWebsite:www.unifi.it• NVH: activities include both basic researchenhancing the safety and comfort ofwork and consultacy to OEMs, and Tier 1motorcycle riders;suppliers. The activities are tailored to• 2BESAFE – 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety;industrial demands and comprise the chassis,• SMART RRS – Innovative concepts for smarttrimmed body, acoustics components androad restraint systems to provide greateremission.safety for vulnerable road users;• Nanotechnologies: a multidisciplinary team• eSUM – European Safer Urban Motorcycling;composed of engineers and chemists performs• VECOM – Vehicle concept modelling;66EARPAPartners Guide2009research on nanoparticles and nanocoatingsfabrication, with a focus on new functionalmaterials and on innovative depositiontechniques of nanostructured thin films.• MID-MOD – Mid-frequency vibro-acousticmodelling tools – Innovative CAEmethodologies to strengthen Europeancompetitiveness.67


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:University of Ljubljana - Electrical EngineeringOrganisation type:UniversityContact person:Mr Milos SturmPhone number contact person: +386 4171 6831Email contact person:Milos.Sturm@hidria.siResearch work at the Faculty of Engineeringoperates in 9 major fields. These fields are:electrical energy, electric machines and powerelectronics, electronics, microelectronics,bio-bybernetics and biomedicine, measuringsystems, automation and cybernetics, roboticsand telecommunications. Besides the educationas the main mission, there is a strongcommitment to research work in cooperationwith Slovenian companies.Location head office:Ljubljana, SloveniaNumber of employees: 320Turnover before tax:Website:www.uni-lj.si68EARPAPartners Guide200969


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:Research work at the Faculty of Engineering isrunning in several fields, like electrical energyadequate control approach therefore activitiessupply and distribution, electric machinesfor development and implementation ofand power electronics, electronics and micro-innovative predictive torque control of AC andUniversity of Ljubljana - Mechanical Engineeringelectronics, biocybernetics, measurement systems,automation, robotics and telecommunications,DC drives are running intensively.respectively. There is a strong commitment toInternal combustion enginesOrganisation type:Universityresearch work in the field of automotiveTogether with our close research partners fromapplications, also in close cooperation withSlovenia, among which are some significantContact person:Mr Miha JanezicSlovenian companies.European automotive suppliers, we expandedPhone number contact person: +386 (0)1 4771 506our core research activities to internalEmail contact person:miha.janezic@fs.uni-lj.siHydrogencombustion engines, with particular focus onActivities in the field of renewable energydiesel engines and their compliance to latestLocation head office:Ljubljana, Sloveniautilization for hydrogen production and storageenvironment standards.Number of employees:were focused investigating of various methodsTurnover before tax:for additional hydrogen purification that isIndustry supportWebsite:www.uni-lj.si/lavekrequired for metal-hydride (MH) tanks storage.A strong connection to different researchinstitutions and production companies inVehicle hybridizationSlovenia and broader world were establishedThe core vehicle hybridization research activityalso through our research activities andis the synthesis of an integrated starter-involvement in different national andgenerator with torque booster (ISGTB) and aninternational research projects (e.g. underinternal combustion engine (ICE) at variousEuropean 6FP and 7FP, etc) as well as throughengine displacement ranges. ICE characteristicsour active membership in differentdefine the origin for the design of mostorganizations (EARPA, ERTRAC – via our70EARPAPartners Guide2009appropriate electrical machines and powerelectronic converters.Electric machine control and diagnosticsSophisticated electrical machines require anresearch partners, etc).Beside educational mission our priority focus isspreading the scientific knowledge directly toinnovative products and production processes.71


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:The Vehicle Safety Institute (VSI) at GrazUniversity of Technology offers research,development and education in the field ofStudents are introduced in the basics of vehiclevehicle safety. The main research areas aresafety and biomechanics. Advanced courses areVSIrelated to:• Accident research;offered to students becoming a safety engineer.For post graduated a master course can be• Integrated vehicle safety;visited. Besides the theoretical education alsoOrganisation type:University• Biomechanics;the practical application in the laboratory and• Regulations and standardisation;projects is trained.Contact person:Mr Hermann Steffan• Testing.Phone number contact person: +43 316 873 9400The use of a comprehensive accident data caseThe Vehicle Safety Institute works also as anFax number contact person:library and detailed accident reconstructions areengineering partner in the development ofEmail contact person:h.steffan@tugraz.atthe basic concepts in accident research. The VSItesting equipments and vehicle safety systems.operates an own in-depth accident collection.Different OEMs and T1 suppliers are researchLocation head office:Graz, AustriaVirtual methods (finite elements & multi body)partners of the VSI.Number of employees: 2031are used as one of the essential tools forTurnover before tax:144 M¤€development of new safety systems. ThereforeWebsite:www.tugraz.at / www.vsi.tugraz.atthe VSI is equipped with a simulationdepartment using well known codes (Pam, LS-Dyna, Madymo, Radioss) on an linux cluster.• Aprosys;The validations of simulation models as well as• APSN;material parameter studies are performed in the• Rollover;crash laboratory.• Rise;The crash laboratory is equipped with a full-• Prism;scale-crash track and test rigs for component• Whiplash;72EARPAPartners Guide2009testing. Several dummies and test bodies can becalibrated in the own dummy lab. The dummypooloffer dummies, data acquisitioninstruments and high speed cameras forsharing.• DontStop;• Vites;• Veronica;• Ecbos;• Aerosafe.73


Short summaryof expertise andactivities:VTTOrganisation type:R&D instituteContact person:Mr Juhani LaurikkoPhone number contact person: +358 20 722 5463Email contact person:juhani.laurikko@vtt.fiVTT has versatile competencies regardingtechnology areas of machines, vehicles,materials and production technology. Theservices cover the whole spectrum rangingfrom the technological means to enhancethe business potential of our customers,to performance requirements, productdevelopment, design methods, productionmethods, material questions and use. We offeralso effective test services.VTT is also a member of ERTICO.Location head office:Espoo, FinlandNumber of employees: 2780Currently VTT participates to over 200 projects,Turnover before tax: 217 M €some of which are listed below:Website:www.vtt.fi• FURORE - Future Road Vehicle Research – ARoadmap for the Future;• HyWays - The Development and DetailedEvaluation of a Harmonised EuropeanHydrogen Energy Roadmap;• InMAR - Intelligent materials for active noisereduction;• PreVENT - Preventive and active safetyapplications;74EARPAPartners Guide2009• TeleFOT – Field Operational Tests ofAftermarket and Nomadic Devices in Vehicles;• FRICTI@N – In-vehicle estimation of tyreroadfriction.75


ContactsEARPAContact: Muriel Attané3 Rue de Luxembourg muriel.attane@tno.nl1000 Brussels, BelgiumPhone: +31 15 269 5011www.earpa.orgFax: +31 15 269 2111CEACentre de Saclay91191 Gif sur Yvette, FrancePhone: +33 169 082781Fax: +33 169 081819Contact: Mr Xavier Apolinarskixavier.apolinarski@cea.frwww.cea.frAPTLContact: Mr Athanasios KonstandopoulosCidautContact: Ms Ana Sofia Caires Sousa Branco6th Km Charilaou-Thermi Rd.,agk@cperi.certh.grParque Tecnológico de Boecilloanacai@cidaut.esThermi-Thessaloniki, 57001, GreecePost Code 47151 Boecillo, Valladolid, SpainPhone: +30 2310 498192www.apt.cperi.certh.grPhone: +34 983 54 80 35www.cidaut.esFax: +30 2310 498190Fax : +34 983 54 80 62Arsenal ResearchContact: Mr Anton PlimonCMT-Motores TérmicosContact: Mr Francisco PayriGiefinggasse 2anton.plimon@arsenal.ac.atCamino de Vera s/nfpayri@mot.upv.es1210 Vienna, Austria46022 Valencia, SpainPhone: +43 50 550 6310www.arsenal.ac.atPhone: +34 963 877 650www.upv.esFax: +43 0 50 550 666Fax: +34 963 877 659AVL LIST GmbHContact: Mr Josef AffenzellerCTCContact: Mr Raul AmarellHans-List-Platz 1josef.affenzeller@avl.comIndustriales Avda. De los Castrosmperez@ctcomponentes.comA 8020 Graz, Austrias/n 39005 Santander, SpainPhone: +43 316 787 Ext. 0www.avl.comPhone: +34 942 200904www.ctcomponentes.comFax: +43 316 787 Ext. 400Fax: +34 942 200903Bertrandt AGContact: Mr Dietmar BichlerCTUContact: Mr Jan MacekBirkensee 1dietmar.bichler@bertrandt.comZikova 4,jan.macek@fs.cvut.cz71139 Ehningen, Germany166 36, Prague 6, Czech RepublicPhone: +49 7034 656-0www.bertrandt.comPhone: +420 224 351 111www.cvut.czFax: +49 7034 656-4100Fax: +420 224 310 2927677


ContactsFEV Motorentechnik GmbHContact: Mr Christoph BolligInstitut für KraftfahrzeugeContact: Mr Stefan GiesNeuenhofstraße 181bollig@fev.deSteinbachstraße 7office@ika.rwth-aachen.de52078 Aachen, Germany52074 Aachen, GermanyPhone: +49 241 568 9324www.fev.comPhone: +49 241 8025 600www.ika.rwth-aachen.deFax: +49 241 568 97324Fax: +49 241 8022 147Fraunhofer Institute LBFContact: Mr Thilo BeinIMContact: Mr Guiseppe PoliceBartningstr. 47thilo.bein@lbf.fraunhofer.deVia Marconi 8,direttore@im.cnr.it64289 Darmstadt, Germany80125 Napoli, ItalyPhone: +49 241 56 89182www.lbf.fraunhofer.dePhone: +39 08 17177 111www.im.cnr.itFax: +49 241 56 897182Fax: +39 081 2396 097IDIADAContact: Mr Ignasi FerrerL’Abornariferrer@idiada.comP.O. Box 20E – 43710 Santa Olivia - Tarragona, SpainPhone: +34 977 166 000www.idiada.comFax: +34 977 166 007IDMEC – Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (Pólo IST) Contact: Mr Jorge AmbrosioAv. Rovisco Pais, 1jorge@dem.ist.utl.pt1049-001 Lisbon, PortugalPhone: +351 21 841 73 51www.dem.ist.utl.ptFax: +351 21 841 96 34IFPContact: Ms Brigitte Martin1 & 4, Avenue de Bois-Preau brigitte.martin@ifp.fr92852 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, FrancePhone: +33 147 52 60 00www.ifp.frFax: +33 147 52 70 00Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenContact: Mr Wim DesmetCelestijnenlaan 300Bwim.desmet@mech.kuleuven.be3001 Leuven, BelgiumPhone: +32 16 32 25 27www.kuleuven.beFax: +32 16 32 29 87LAT - Aristotle University of ThessalonikiContact: Mr Zissis Samaras541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece zisis@auth.grPhone: +30 2310 99 6000Fax: +30 31 996 019www.auth.grLMS InternationalContact: Mr Herman van der AuweraerInterleuvenlaan 68herman.vanderauweraer@lms.beB-3001 Leuven, BelgiumPhone: +32 16 384200www.lmsintl.comFax: +32 16 3843507879


ContactsOTAMContact: Mr Yunus CanliSP Technical Research Institute of SwedenContact: Mr Jan JacobsonITU Ayazaga Campus, Laboratory of Engines and Vehiclesyunus.canli@otam.com.trBox 857jan.jacobson@sp.seMaslak, Istanbul , 34396, TurkeySE -501 15 Borås, SwedenPhone: +90 212-276 1612 / +90 212-285 3456www.otam.com.trPhone: +46 10 516 50 00www.sp.seFax: +90 212-276 1613Fax: +46 33 13 55 20Politechnica KrakowContact: Mr Bronislaw SendykaM-4 Institute of Automobiles and Internal Combustion Engines bsendyka@usk.pk.edu.plAl. Jana Pawla II 37, PL 31-864 Krakow, PolandPhone: +48 12 628 35 30www.pk.edu.plFax: +48 12 648 13 44TNOSchoemakerstraat 97NL-2628 VK Delft, The NetherlandsPhone: +31 15 269 69 69Fax: +31 15 261 24 03Contact: Mr René Groothedderene.groothedde@tno.nlwww.tno.nlPoznan University of TechnologyContact: Mr Jerzy MerkiszTecnaliaContact: Mr Inaki InzunzaPl. Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie 5,jerzy.merkisz@put.poznan.plParque Tecnológico de Bizkaiai.inzunza@tecnalia.info60-965 Poznan, PolandC/ Geldo, Edificio 700Phone: +48 61 665 3639www.put.poznan.pl48160 Derio, SpainFax: +48 61 665 3635Phone: +34 94 404 14 44www.tecnalia.infoFax: +34 94 404 14 45Ricardo UKContact: Mr Tom RobinsonShoreham Technical Centretom.robinson@ricardo.comUniversity of BrusselsContact: Mr Joeri Van MierloShoreham-by-SeaVrije Universiteit Brussel - Faculty of Engineeringjoeri.van.mierlo@vub.ac.beWest Sussex, BN43 5FG, United KingdomPleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, BelgiumPhone: +44 0 1273 794357www.ricardo.comPhone: +32 2 629 28 04www.vub.ac.beFax: +44 0 1273 464124Fax: +32 2 629 36 20SAFERContact: Ms Anna Nilsson - EhleUniversity of FirenzeContact: Mr Marco PieriniP.O Box 8077anna.nilsson-ehle@chalmers.seP.zza S.Marco, 4marco.pierini@unifi.itSE-402 78 Göteborg, Sweden50121 Firenze, ItalyVisiting address: Lindholmspiren 5, Göteborg, SwedenPhone: +39 055 4796 477www.unifi.itPhone: +46 31 764 70 00www.chalmers.se/saferFax: +39 055 4796 394Fax: +46 31 764 71 888081


ContactsUniversity of Ljubjana - Electrical EngineeringKongresni trg 121000 Ljubljana, SloveniaPhone: +386 1 241 85 00Fax: +386 1 241 85 60Contact: Mr Milos Sturmmilos.sturm@hidria.siwww.uni.lj.siUniversity of Ljubljana - Mechanical EngineeringAskerceva 6SI-1000 Ljubljana, SloveniaPhone: +386 (0)1 4771 506Fax: +386 56658309Contact: Mr Miha Janezicmiha.janezic@fs.uni-lj.siwww.fs.uni-lj.si/lavekVSIVehicle Safety Institute, Graz University of TechnologyInffeldgasse 11/2, 8010 Graz, AustriaPhone: +43 316 873 9401Fax: +43 316 873 9402Contact: Mr Hermann Steffanh.steffan@tugraz.atwww.tugraz.at / www.vsi.tugraz.atVTTBiologinkuja 5,FI-02015 Espoo, FinlandPhone: +358 20 722 111Fax: +358 20 722 7001Contact: Mr Juhani Laurikkojuhani.laurikko@vtt.fiwww.vtt.fi8283


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