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Pa r t n e r s G u i d e


The Guide to European

Automotive Research

and Development Partners


Pa r t n e r s G u i d e



4 Introduction to EARPA Partners Guide

5 What is EARPA?

6 User Guide

7 Organisation & Task Forces

8 Membership

8-9 Members & Locations

10-87 Member Pages

88-96 Contacts

97 Other Usefull Links

99 Colophon



Introduction to EARPA Partners Guide What is EARPA?

Dear reader,

The European road transport industry and research providers perform revolutionary as

well as incremental research and development (R&D) activities to find solutions for

the new technological and economic challenges in the next decades. Both the

important Green Car Initiative of the European Commission and a number of national

initiatives support this effort.

To meet future mobility demands, it is necessary to consider all energy sources and their pathway to the wheel on

the street, and determine which ones are highly efficient. Vehicle electrification, whether in the form of hybrid,

plug-in or pure electric systems, is the challenge for mid- and long-term research activities. There will not be a

single powertrain system in the future. We will face a variety of systems starting with highly intelligent versions of

today’s internal combustion engines and transmissions, through stages of electrification on to electric vehicles.

Nevertheless the improvement of road safety, noise emissions, as well as important scientific areas such as

materials, embedded systems, processes and intelligent transport systems are also of high priority next to

simulation tools needed for the future development of such complex systems. Also important are their contributions

to society's needs in terms of mobility for all segments of the population. To meet the mobility challenges ahead

of us, EARPA members are the supporting partners of the industry to create the required innovations. EARPA and

its members provide services directly to the automotive industry and their suppliers. Part of this work is performed

in pre-competitive European research projects.

This updated EARPA Partners Guide gives R&D actors an outline of the leading European research partners and their

special expertise in the field of road vehicles. The members of our network are highly experienced in carrying out

interdisciplinary work for the future of our automotive industry and aiming at an improved and more sustainable

road transport system. Our members are also active contributors to various European Technology Platforms and

other European Initiatives. Especially today, EARPA members would like to highlight their support to the new

activities of ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council).

Our members look forward to being your partner as well. Be our guest!

Josef Affenzeller, EARPA Chairman

Josef Affenzeller, EARPA Chairman

Founded in 2002, EARPA is the association of

automotive R&D organisations. It brings

together the most prominent independent R&D

providers in the automotive sector throughout

Europe. Its membership is ranging from large

and small commercial organisations to national

institutes and universities.

EARPA, as the platform of automotive

researchers, aims at actively contributing to the

European Research Area and the future EU

Framework Programmes. In this task, EARPA

seeks a close cooperation with the automotive

industry, the automotive suppliers, the oil

industry as well as the European Institutions

and the EU Member States.

EARPA members are strongly committed to

cooperate closely with industrial automotive







partners, universities and other research

organisations on future R&D. Such a

cooperation may vary from an exchange of ideas

and knowledge in joint meetings to setting up

networks and carrying out joint projects. The EU

Framework Programmes are of particular interest

to EARPA members by means to achieve such


EARPA members are committed to contribute

to a common ‘Vision on Future Transport’ and

the creation and implementation of a ‘Strategic

Research Agenda’. In this, they support the

actions of ERTRAC – the European Reseach

Transport Advisory Council - as well as other

European Technology Platforms.

EARPA and its members, being well integrated in

both national and European research structures,

are in a position and willing to support a closer

link between and coordination of national and

European research programs. EARPA as an

independent platform is prepared to participate

at European level in strategic consulting related

to public interest and social matters regarding

mobility, environment, energy and safety in the

automotive domain.








EARPA will promote the awareness and

understanding of the specific role and

contribution of its members in the automotive

sector and reinforce the high-tech character of

the automotive industry and its potential for

future innovation and new opportunities.



User Guide

This guide provides an overview of the EARPA

members and can be used within the

Association and by external parties. It is based

on the information provided by our members.

Per member, there is a fact sheet containing the

type of organisation, location and a short

summary of expertise and activities, including

participation in EU projects and particpation in

Technology Platforms and other major European

networks. At the end of this publication, you

will find all necessary contact details.


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Task Forces

1. Safety

Organisation & Task Forces

EARPA is functioning thanks to its members'

annual contributions and is composed of four

main bodies. First, the General Assembly, in

which all members are participating, governs

the Association. Second, the Executive Board,

to which the management of the association is

delegated, initiates activities and carries out

the representative tasks. Mr. Affenzeller (AVL) is

as EARPA Chairman chairing this group. Third,

the EARPA Secretariat, which supports the

overall activities, is present in Brussels. The

EARPA Secretary General is Ms Attané. And

finally, EARPA experts are active within EARPA

2. Materials, Design &


3. Noise, Vibrations &


4. Modelling & Simulation

5. Advanced Combustion

Engines & Fuels

6. Hybrid and Electric

Systems & Components

7. Urban Mobility

8. Electronic &

Communication Systems

9. Project Management

Main Technolgy Areas

Crash structures, Restraint systems, Human-machine interaction,

ICT based safety systems, (semi-)autonomous driving,

Test & evaluation methods for safety systems

Application of light-weight materials in vehicle structures,

material behaviour, intelligent materials etc.

Noise and vibrations of vehicles, vehicle structures and components,

noise reduction technologies etc.

Advanced modelling and simulation technologies for R&D of

powertrains and other applications

Future engine concepts for sustainable transport and tra�c,

interaction of advanced combustion engines and alternative

fuels, Function development for advanced engine concepts

Hybrid and full-electric driveline, including control strategies

Deals with non-technical issues related to the demand and

implementation side of technology in Urban Mobility

Addresses speci�c electronic & communication issues in ITS

Discussion on FPs rules for participation & Sharing experiences

on EU project management and contracting

9 Task Forces which form the heart of EARPA's


Within those Task Forces, EARPA members are

actively discussing research topics of their

interest. The Task Forces are focussing on

answering specific needs:

• Identified by EARPA members (e.g. technical

discussions, EU projects creation, etc.);

• Identified by the actual effort of EARPA in

terms of representation (e.g. discussion on

EU RTD Policy).

The Task forces focus on technical discussions

and project inititation efforts.


IKA - Mr Urban

FhG - Mr Bein

KUL - Mr Pluymers

IFP - Mr Angelberger

IFP - Mr De Paola

AIT - Ms Noll

TNO - Mr Guikink

IDIADA - Mr Aparicio

TNO - Ms Attané





EARPA today counts 39 members: have a look at

the next pages for more information!

EARPA Membership is open to R&D providers,

commercial and non-profit. Independence of the

automotive industry and experience with EU

projects is among the criteria for membership.

Interested organisations may apply for


Should you be interested to join EARPA, please

do not hesitate to contact EARPA Secretariat.


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Members & Locations:

AIT, Austria

Applus+ IDIADA, Spain

APTL, Greece

AVL, Austria

Bertrandt, Gemany

CEA, France

CEIT, Spain

Chalmers Applied Mechanics, Sweden

Cidaut, Spain

CMT, Spain

Czech Technical University in Prague,

Czech Republik

Eindhoven University of Technology,

The Netherlands

ESI Group, France

FEV, Germany

Fraunhofer LBF and EMI, Germany

Hexagon, Turkey

IDMEC, Portugal

IFP Energies nouvelles, France

IKA, Germany

ISIS, Germany

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

LAT, Greece

LMS International, Belgium


OTAM, Turkey

Poznan University, Poland

Ricardo, UK

Safer, Sweden

SIMLab, Norway

SP, Sweden

TNO, The Netherlands

Tecnalia, Spain

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

University of Firenze, Italy

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Southampton, UK

University of Strasbourg, France

Virtual Vehicle, Austria

VSI, Austria



AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology

Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Ms Margit Noll

Phone number contact person: +43 50550 4011

Email contact person:

Location head office: Vienna, Austria

Number of employees: 901

Turnover before tax: 60 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


The Austrian Institute of Technology provides

research and technological development to realise

innovations for the next generation of

infrastructure related technologies in the fields of

energy, mobility, health & environment and safety

& security, as well as foresight & policy


Mobility related research at AIT has the main target

to provide the technological basis to realise

efficient, green and safe mobility. Research is

performed to:

• Investigate and improve the safety and

efficiency of transport infrastructure, vehicles

and people.

• Improve the energy efficiency of modern

vehicles and vehicle components by focusing on

highly optimised, compact and efficient electric

drive systems as well as on light weight design.

• Support e-mobility concepts by developing

energy management concepts for smart grids

and adapted electric power systems as well as by

strengthening the utilisation of renewable

energy sources for energy generation.

• Provide technologies and process approaches to

realise highly reliable software systems for

implementing safe and dependable autonomous

and cooperative systems.

• CVIS - Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure


• TYROSAFE - Tyre and Road Surface Optimisation

for Skid Resistance and Further Effects;

• IRDES – Improving Road Side Design to Forgive

Human Errors;

• HCV – Hybrid Commercial Vehicle;

• HELIOS – High energy battery for EV;

• MODELISAR – from system modelling to s/w

running on the vehicle;

• VECOM – Vehicle Concept Modeling;

• FORMAT – Forming Materials Al, Mg.



Applus+ IDIADA

Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr José Manuel Barrios

Phone number contact person: +34 977 16 60 21

Email contact person:

Location head office: Tarragona, Spain

Number of employees: 1200

Turnover before tax: 87 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


Applus+ IDIADA, as a global partner to the

automotive industry worldwide, supports clients

in their product development activities by

providing design, engineering, testing and

homologation services to fit their needs.

Applus+ IDIADA provides an extensive range of

engineering and testing services in the fields of

passive and active safety, powertrain, comfort,

reliability, electronics and materials and

processes. Applus+ IDIADA undertakes complete

vehicle development projects applying tailormade

project management solutions based on

the requirements of each project. Applus+

IDIADA's expertise in both physical and virtual

testing results in maximum efficiency in cost

and time. Its engineering solutions are driven

by the ongoing pursuit of excellence and

research in the best technology.

A large team of more than 1200 engineers

drawn from over 25 countries, as well as an

international network of subsidiaries and branch

offices in 18 countries ensure clients will be

given fast and customized services. Applus+

IDIADA is present in Spain, France, Germany,

Italy, UK, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Poland,

Turkey, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China, Taiwan,

Thailand, India, USA and Brazil.


• PSN2;









APTL - Aerosol & Particle Technology Laboratory

Organisation type: R&D institute

Contact person: Mr Athanasios Konstandopoulos

Phone number contact person: +30 2310 498192

Email contact person:

Location head office: Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Number of employees: 150

Turnover before tax: 6 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


The Aerosol & Particle Technology Laboratory

(APTL) research work is related to the science of

fine particles and their suspensions in various

media. APTL core R&D activities concern the

emission control area, where it has established

itself as a laboratory of international caliber, by

exploiting the benefits of nanomaterials and

nanotechnologies for the clean transport

systems of the future. In parallel, it invests in

scaling-up its activities on the synthesis of

nanoparticles with tailored properties focusing

on their integration into final market products

through process innovations. Last but not least,

APTL intensives its efforts in the exploitation of

solar technologies for clean fuels production.

APTL research is organized in the following


• Emission Control Technologies for Mobile


• Sensor and Measurement Technologies;

• Computer Simulation of Aerosol & Particulate


• Hydrogen and Clean Energy Technologies.

• PAGODE - Post-treatment for the next

generation of Diesel;

• TOP-EXPERT - Tailored -on-board activated

agents production for exhaust aftertreatment

performance enhancement;

• IPSY - System for future Diesel combustion


• ATLANTIS - Aerosol technologies and

hierarchical assembly/manufacturing for

advanced nanostructured porous materials;

• SOLHYCARB - Hydrogen from solar thermal

energy: High temperature solar chemical

reactor for co-production of hydrogen and

carbon black from natural gas cracking;

• MOBILAB - Mobile laboratory for

environmental pollution measurements and

emission control systems evaluation;

• HYDROSOL-II - Solar hydrogen via water

splitting in advanced monolithic reactors for

future solar power plants;

• COMETNANO - Technologies for Synthesis,

Recycling and Combustion of Metallic

Nanoclusters as Future Transportation Fuels.




Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr Josef Affenzeller

Phone number contact person: +43 316 787 253

Email contact person:

Location head office: Graz, Austria

Number of employees: 4500

Turnover before tax: 740 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


AVL is the world's largest privately owned company

for development of powertrains (combustion

engines, hybrid systems, electric drive) as well as

simulation and test systems for passenger cars,

trucks and marine engines. AVL has 4500

employees (2.000 in Graz, and an additional 2.500

in world-wide 45 representations and affiliates.

Turnover 2008: 740 Mio Euro. Approx 11% of the

turnover are spent for company-financed research.

Development of Powertrain Systems: AVL develops

and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and

is a competent partner to the engine and

automotive industry. In addition, AVL develops

and markets the simulation methods which are

necessary for the development work.

Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems: The

products of this business area comprise all the

instruments and systems required for engine

and vehicle testing.

Advanced Simulation Technologies: The

developed software focuses on design and

optimization of powertrain systems and covers

all phases of the development process.

AVL represents EARPA in the European

Technology Platform ERTRAC - European Road

Transport Research Advisory Council. AVL is

member of the Joint Undertakings ARTEMIS -

Advanced Research and Development on

Embedded Intelligent Systems and of the

European Industry Grouping for a Fuel Cell and

Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative.

AVL has participated in more than 80 European

RTD projects. Selected examples are the

coordination of:

• CALM and CALM II – Coordination of

European Research for Advanced Transport

Noise Mitigation;

• CESAR – Cost-Efficient Methods and Processes

for Safety Relevant Embedded Systems;

• EAGAR – European Assessment of Global

Publicly Funded Automotive Research,

Targets and Approaches;

• ERTRAC and ERTRAC II – Technology Platform

for European Road Transport Research;

• FURORE – Future Road Vehicle Research, a

Roadmap for the Future;

• SAFIER – Support Action for the

Implementation of ERTRAC’s Road Transport

Research Priorities;

• SILENCE – Quieter Surface Transport in Urban





Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr Andreas Auracher

Phone number contact person: +49 7034 656 4480

Email contact person:

Location head office: Ehningen, Germany

Number of employees: 8000+ at 37 locations

Turnover before tax: 429 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


The Bertrandt Group has been providing

development solutions for the international

automotive and aviation industries in Europe

and the USA for more than 35 years. Over 6,500

employees at 32 locations guarantee extensive

know-how and a high-level of customer


The company's services for the automotive

industry currently cover the entire value chain

of product design and development: from the

initial idea and the development and validation

of components, modules and systems right

through to complete vehicles, with supporting

services such as quality or project management.

To meet complex requirements in the

development and integration of state-of-the-art

products – for example relating to intelligent

electronic or modern drive systems – Bertrandt

has combined key subject areas into

competence centres. The group-wide networking

of expertise and development of knowledge

secure the company's status as one of the

leading partners in the market for development


• HiCEPS - Highly Integrated Combustion

Electric Propulsion System.




Organisation type: R&D institute

Contact person: Mr Xavier Apolinarski

Phone number contact person: +33 169082974

Email contact person:

Location head office: Saclay, France

Number of employees: 15332

Turnover before tax: 3.3 B €



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Short summary

of expertise and


The CEA, a French leading Research Centre, is

active in three main fields : Energy/

Information and Health Technologies/ Defense

and National Security. The CEA is based on a

cross-disciplinary culture of both engineers and

researchers, on which synergies between

fundamental and technological research are


The Technological Research Division (DRT) has

specific activities focused on Applied Research.

The Technological Research Division (budget:

350 million Euros; 252 patents in 2006)

develops partnerships with industry to promote

innovation and increase the competitiveness of

our partners through new applications of

advanced technologies. The CEA DRT is

organized in 3 complementary institutes:

• LIST: Laboratory of Integrated Systems and

Technology, 515 employees;;

• LITEN: Laboratory of Innovation for New

Energy Technologies, 500 employees;;

• LETI: Laboratory of electronic and

Information Technologies, 1600 employees;;

The CEA’s involvement in the automotive sector

is strongly linked to the increase of

environmental concerns and the constantly

higher penetration of electronics in cars (design

and product). This trend positioned the CEA DRT

as a natural partner of the EU automotive

industry (OEM’s, Tiers’1 and suppliers).

The CEA DRT is actively involved in the

following European networks:

• ETP/JTI ARTEMIS: specific group EICOSE f o r

transportation application;


• ETP EPOSS: specific automotive group;

• ETP Hydrogen and JTI-FCH.

European projects:

• IMPECC 2: Infrared Microsystems for polluting

emissions control on cars;

• SAVE-U: sensors and system architecture for

vulnerable road users’ protection.




Organisation type: Research institute

Contact person: Ms Sara Solozabal

Phone number contact person: +34 9432 12800

Email contact person:

Location head office: San Sebastian, Spain

Number of employees: 296

Turnover before tax: 14 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


CEIT is a non-profit institute whose main

mission is to provide a service to industry by

carrying out contract applied research and

technological development. In addition, CEIT

endeavours to serve society by training young

researchers who will move on to industry, where

they will in turn generate innovative changes

that will make their companies competitive in

the world arena.

CEIT aims at maintaining the highest research

standards and at constantly adding to its wealth

of knowledge and expertise. CEIT is committed

to finding better ways of satisfying client

needs, to giving effective solutions to market

challenges and to solving complex

multidisciplinary problems.

CEIT consists of three departments (Materials,

Applied Mechanics, and Electronics and

Communications) and three R&D Units (Unit on

Microelectronics and Microsystems,

Environmental Engineering Unit and Tissue

Engineering and Biomaterials Unit.

CEIT has been involved in fifteen FP6 projects,

having the role of coordinator in two of them.

Moreover, CEIT has submitted a large number of

proposals in the FP7, out of which many are

funded, having the role of coordinator in 3 of

them. Further information can be found at:

List of FP7 projects in which CEIT is now


• CONFIDENCE (Coordinated by CEIT);







• HESCAP (Coordinated by CEIT);


• OMC;

• PACROLP-II (Coordinated by CEIT);







Chalmers University of Technology, Applied Mechanics

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Per Lövsund

Phone number contact person: +46 31 772 36 42

Email contact person:

Location head office: Göteborg, Sweden

Number of employees:

Turnover before tax:




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Short summary

of expertise and


The Department of Applied Mechanics of

Chalmers University of Technology is one of the

leading environments within Vehicle and

Mechanical Engineering research and conduct

world-leading education and research, usually in

close collaboration with national and

international industries. Research topics

encompass both fundamental and applied

research questions with focus on utilization.

To reassure that our research will be managed in

the best possible way even after our own

academic careers, we are investing our

knowledge in new students. The Department

offers a wide range of courses in the

undergraduate programmes, in addition to two

international Masters programmes in Automotive

Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

The department has approximately 170

employees and is divided into six divisions:

• Vehicle Safety. Research is performed with the

aim to preventing injuries to the human body,

due to extreme mechanical loading.

• Vehicle Engineering & Autonomous Systems.

Focuses on engineering of systems in the

applications of vehicles and robots.

• Combustion. Conducts research concerning

combustion and emissions formation in

internal combustion engines and gas turbines.

• Material & Computational Mechanics. The

activities are focused to mechanical modeling

of structures/components/processes along

with the involved materials, thereby providing

mechanics-based solutions and tools to our

engineering problem challenges.

• Fluid Dynamics. Research is performed with

the aim to gain fundamental knowledge about

turbulent incompressible and compressible


• Dynamics. Research is directed towards

various dynamic, vibration, and wave

propagation problems, sometimes with

coupling to other physical phenomena such as

wear or piezoelectricity.

CORE, Hercules, FUEREX, CleanER-D, GREEN,


DriveC2X, FOTNet, FOTNet2, EuroFOT, FIMCAR,





Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr Luis de Prada Martin

Phone number contact person: +34 98 35 48 03 5

Email contact person:

Location head office: Valladolid, Spain

Number of employees: 315

Turnover before tax: 43 M €



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of expertise and


The Foundation CIDAUT (Research and

Development Center in Transport & Energy) was

created in 1993 and has as principal objective to

nurture the competitiveness and the industrial

development of the companies in the transport

and energy sectors, thus enabling them to

develop new products and processes. In order

to realize this objective, the Foundation

promotes scientific investigation, technological

development and innovation applicable to

industry in general and to the transport and

energy sectors in particular. CIDAUT is composed

of six buildings and a laboratory test track for

carrying out road barrier tests with a constructed

surface area of 14,500 m2 and an investment in

equipment close to 26 million euros.

The wide range of technical skills and human

resources available in CIDAUT permits the

tackling of complete research projects,

development and innovation that include

the whole chain of values of a product

from its conception and design to preindustrialization,

passing through material

research, simulation of its behavior,

processing, design of prototypes and, finally,

its validation. The main execution of these

types of projects centers in the following areas

of knowledge:

• Transport Safety;

• Materials - Product - Process;

• Energy and Environment.

At European level, CIDAUT has participated in

more than 40 EU projects, as :













Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Francisco Payri

Phone number contact person: +34 96 387 7650

Email contact person:

Location head office: Valencia, Spain

Number of employees: aprox. 110 + 60 final year students

Turnover before tax: 5700 k €



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of expertise and


The CMT - Motores Térmicos (Thermal Engines),

founded in 1979, is a very dynamic and

internationally well-known Research Institute of

the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia that

collaborates closely with the international

automotive industry.

Its main research activities are centred on the

theoretical-experimental study of all the

thermo-fluid dynamic processes in reciprocating

internal combustion engines, with the aim of

responding to specific demands of the

automotive industry. Main concerns are

nowadays dictated by environmental issues such

as the reduction of specific fuel consumption

and pollutants, as well as by the need to

improve engine efficiency and reliability. The

Institute is organised following five major

research lines: Injection & Combustion, Air

management & Turbocharging, Noise Control,

Thermal management and Maintenance.

CMT-Motores Térmicos has successfully led

several European projects in the 3rd, 4th and

5th Framework programmes, and participated in

various others, including 10 European projects

of the 5th Framework programme. In the 6th

Framework Programme, the institute was

involved in 2 Integrated Projects (NICE,

GREEN), in one STREP project (IPSY), and in a

Network of Excellence (ECO-Engines). Also,

between 2002 and 2006, it was recognised as a

Marie Curie Training Site.

Within the 7th Framework Programme, the

group is involved in the following projects:

• Powerful;

• Cleaner-D;

• Cometnano;

• VECOM (ITN) as coordinator.



Czech Technical University in Prague

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Jan Macek

Phone number contact person: +420 224 352 504

Email contact person:

Location head office: Prague, Czech Republic

Number of employees: 3320

Turnover before tax: 117 M €



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of expertise and


The Josef Bozek Research Centre of Engine and

Automotive Technology links research workers

of Faculties of Mechanical and Electrical

Engineering of CVUT. It provides research and

development of both spark ignition and diesel

engines in the field of thermodynamics,

aerodynamics, turbocharging, emissions, motor

management, engine dynamics and structural

strength applied to the design optimization.

Further, it supplies the results of vehicle

transmissions design and optimization

(mechanical, hydraulic, electrical powertrains),

vehicle suspension design (including active

mechatronic elements and their control), body

aerodynamics and passive safety issues.

The Center is linked to the Czech automotive

and engine industry by its Coordination Board

that contains the representatives of all Czech

OEMs and component suppliers as well as

other research and development facilities at

universities. 80 workers (40 FTE), from which

40 are under the age of 35 years (25 FTE).

Interdisciplinary team (mechanical & electrical -

both power and microelectronics, mechatronics,

theory & experiments).


• GREEN Heavy Duty Engine;

• InGAS;

• Roads2HyCOM;






Eindhoven University of Technology

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Maarten Steinbuch

Phone number contact person: +31 40 2475444

Email contact person:

Location head office: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Number of employees: 2200

Turnover before tax: 300 M €



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Short summary

of expertise and


Eindhoven University of Technology has been

ranked as the top Technical University in Europe,

providing higher education to approximately

7100 students, and publishing almost 3000

articles and 40 patents annually. The TU/e is a

research driven university where its innovation

in high tech systems is embedded in the strong

industrial region of Brainport. More than six

departments co-operate in high tech

innovations in automotive systems, with strong

research in the fields of vehicle dynamics,

embedded automotive systems, hybrid and

electrical power trains and components,

combustion, automotive materials, human

machine interaction, batteries and automotive

control. Together, the departments offer a

unique multi-disciplinary system-oriented 2-year

Master of Science programme Automotive


• High Tech Automotive Systems Innovation

Program (HTAS). This program started in 2007

and is a 5-year-program with an R&D focus on

Efficient Vehicle and Driving Guidance. Within in

this program, TU/e is already involved in several

EU projects and there are definitely more to

follow: f.e. MILLS, Connected Car;

• APROSYS. The FP6 APROSYS project (Advanced

protection systems) developed and

introducing critical technologies that improve

passive safety for all European road users. The

field of passive safety concerns in particular

human injury biomechanics, vehicle

crashworthiness and protection systems.

Furthermore, APROSYS aims to increase the

level of competitiveness of the European

industry by developing new safety


• APSN. APSN (Advanced vehicle passive safety

network) is working to further accelerate

improvements in road safety, mobilising and

integrating European scientific and

technological expertise for the development

of new protective technologies for all relevant

accident conditions;

• NIMR: Cylinder head fatigue (NIMR renamed

to M2I);

• GAST: Pilot KIC.


ESI Group

Organisation type: Software Editor & Engineering Services

Contact person: Mr Fouad El Khaldi

Phone number contact person: +33 1 41 73 58 00

Email contact person:

Location head office: Rungis, France

Number of employees: 950

Turnover before tax: 94 M €



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ESI was created in France in 1973 by Alain de

Rouvray, current Chairman and President, with

three other Berkeley Ph.D.s colleagues and

partners (Jacques Dubois, Iraj Farhooman,

Eberhard Haug). The company initially operated

as a consulting company for European defense,

aerospace and nuclear industries. ESI gradually

developed sophisticated simulation techniques

based on Finite Element Analysis, and acquired a

broad understanding of industrial processes and


Today, ESI has become a world leading software

editor for the numerical simulation of prototype

and manufacturing process engineering in

applied mechanics. The key to ESI's success is the

use of realistic material physics, providing "as

good as real" virtual solutions, in order to replace

the lengthy trial and error processes on real


ESI has developed an extensive suite of

coherent, industry-oriented applications to

realistically simulate a product’s behavior during

testing and real life use; to refine manufacturing

processes for desired product performance, and

to evaluate the effect of the environment in

which the product is deployed.

ESI’s products work together in a unique

collaborative and open environment for End-to-

End Virtual Prototyping, thus eliminating the

need for physical prototypes during product

development. These solutions enable

productivity gain, innovation acceleration and

significantly reduced costs.

The company employs over 950 high-level

specialists worldwide covering more than 30


• MAPPIC 3D - Advanced Airbag Inflation


• Exomag – CFD








• Mappic3D – Impact

• CEMS – Impact

• SPEED Man – Impact


• PreCarBi

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Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr Christoph Bollig

Phone number contact person: +49 241 5689324

Email contact person:

Location head office: Aachen, Germany

Number of employees: 1400

Turnover before tax: 150 M €



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Founded in 1978, FEV is an internationally

recognized leader in design and development of

internal combustion engines and supplier of

advanced testing and instrumentation systems.

Head of the global and independent company is

Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of

FEV. Today, FEV provides engine and powertrain

development for diesel, gasoline, hybrid and

alternative propulsion systems, integration of

powertrains, suspension, electronic components/

systems and embedded software. As a natural

progression from engine to powertrain to vehicle,

FEV’s range of engineering competencies includes

vehicle integration and calibration services

providing our customers with turnkey solutions.

Our powertrain and vehicle benchmark program

supports the definition of future requirements

in product development. Furthermore, FEV

supplies first class testing facilities to customers

throughout the world. Based on our own deep

experience in the industrial and economic

operation of test facilities in our own group,

we developed a wide range of products and

services covering applications from testing

dynamic research and development to production

end-of-line hot tests. Our World Headquarters

and European Technical Centre is located

in Aachen. Additional engineering centres,

subsidiaries and representatives are spread

around the whole world.


• Low aromatic threshold;


• VCR;

• NeDeNeF;

• Pro Fuel;




• InMar;






• Roads2Hy-Com;


• Eco-Engines;


FEV is also a member of:

• Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology Platform;

• European Biofuels Technology Platform;




Fraunhofer LBF and EMI

Organisation type: R&D institute

Contact person: Mr Thilo Bein

Phone number contact person: +49 6151 705-463

Email contact person:

Location head office: Darmstadt, Germany

Number of employees: 230

Turnover before tax: 17 M €



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Fraunhofer LBF and EMI constitute competent

and reliable research partners for complex

questions of reliability and safety in the

automotive sector.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural

Durability and System Reliability, LBF, looks

back on more than 65 years of experience in the

field of structural durability and nowadays has

expanded these core competences with the

expertise in adaptronics and system reliability.

In mechanical engineering in general, a steady

integration of sensors, actuators, electronics

and control strategies is noticeable leading to

complex mechatronic / adaptronic systems. In

this field, the largest and most experienced

single research group in Europe is located at the

Fraunhofer LBF.

The Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI,

analyses the physics of high-speed, transient

processes in order to develop new approaches

and cutting-edge solutions for applications in

the business segments defense, security, space

and transport.

Fraunhofer EMI has long gathered great

expertise in the area of mechanical

characterization as well as numerical modeling

and simulation of a wide spectrum of materials,

components and structures under dynamic

loadings – with crash test facilities for dynamic

crash testing from material samples up to

components and even full size vehicles.

With their overall competences in these fields,

Fraunhofer LBF and EMI develop, evaluate and

realize smart and comprehensive solutions for

safety relevant products in the automotive area,

thereby addressing the full added value chain,

from the first idea to the product, from material

to system and throughout the entire life cycle.

• InMAR - Intelligent Materials for Active Noise


• APROSYS - Advanced Protection Systems;

• SLC - Super Light Car;

• Co2ntrol / Green City Car - Integrated

Solutions for Noise and Vibration Control in


• MoDe - Maintenance on Demand.

Participant in EPoSS-Technology Platform

( and

participant in EuMAT-Technology Platform

( Furthermore, the Fraunhofer

LBF is member of ERTRAC SIG.



Hexagon studio

Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Ms. Ozlem Demir

Phone number contact person: +90 262 646 33 66

Email contact person:

Location head office: Istanbul, Turkey

Number of employees: 114

Turnover before tax: 5,86 M €



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Hexagon Studio has been established in 2005 as

a joint venture company of Kıraca and Hexagon

Group of Companies to serve mainly in

automotive and defence industries at both

national and international levels. Since its

establishment Hexagon Studio completed with

success more than 100 projects mainly in

automotive industry for local and international

OEM’s and suppliers.

Hexagon Studio is the largest independent

engineering company in Turkey and gives

service at each step of the product development

cycle. Hexagon Studio is based in two offices in

Istanbul and Bursa, and has a workshop for

model and prototype production. “Enables

mobility and defense industry solutions”

constitutes the corporate vision.

Hexagon Studio is specialised in interior and

exterior conceptual design, reverse engineering,

surface generation, in-vehicle ergonomics

analysis, BIW development, interior and exterior

trim design, vehicle, system and sub-system

level durability and NVH simulations, fatigue

analysis, explicit and high-g simulations,

system and sub-system level kinematic and

dynamic analyses, model prototype

manufacturing, road load data collection, data

acquisition, testing and validation.

Furthermore, it provides companies with

engineering support for product release and

production set-up.

Hexagon Studio has been involved recently in

FP7 projects. One of these is “DirectSpare”,

which has the goal to strengthen the industries’

competitive position by the development of a

logistical and technological system for “high

added value spare parts” that is based on ondemand





Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person IDMEC-FEUP: Mr Antonio Fernandes | Mr Renato Natal Jorge

Contact person IDMEC-IST: Mr Jorge Ambrosio

Phone number contact person: +351 225 574 167 | +351 218 417 680

Email contact person: |

Location head office: Lisboa, Portugal

Website FEUP:

Website IST:


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IDMEC is a not-for-profit research and

development private association. Its founders

are the Faculdade de Engenharia da

Universidade do Porto - FEUP (Faculty of

Engineering of the University of Porto), and the

Instituto Superior Técnico – IST of the Technical

University of Lisbon, Portugal. The Institute has

two poles: one located at FEUP (Porto) and the

other at IST (Lisbon). Both poles have full

autonomy, with scientific and management

boards. The activities of the institute are

centered in the field of Mechanical Engineering

and Industrial Engineering and Management.

The main interests include among others,

computer aided engineering, advanced

production techniques, automation and control,

renewable energies, thermal engineering and

fluid mechanics,operations management and

informations systems .

Together in Porto and Lisbon, IDMEC has more

than 180 PhD level researchers, and more than

140 junior researchers, supported by well

equipped laboratories. Its researchers have been

involved in several European Union and EUREKA

collaborative R&D projects.

IDMEC has been playing a leading role in

national R&D coordination in Mechanical

Engineering,since the majority of the

Portuguese Researchers in this area are

integrated in this Institute.

Both Poles of the Institute are members of

LAETA (Associate Laboratory),which is a seal of

Excellence awarded by the Ministry of Science

and Technology).


• SMT;


• HCV - Hybrid-Commercial Vehicle;

• VECOM - Vehicle Concept Modelling.



IFP Energies nouvelles

Organisation type: R&D institute

Contact person: Ms Brigitte Martin

Phone number contact person: +33 4 37 70 20 29

Email contact person:

Location head office: Rueil-Malmaison, France

Number of employees: 1700

Turnover before tax: 300 M €



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IFP Energies nouvelles is a public-sector

research, industrial innovation and training

center active in the fields of energy, transport

and the environment. Its mission is to provide

public players and industry with efficient,

economical, clean and sustainable technologies

to take up the challenges facing society in

terms of climate change, energy diversification

and water resource management. It boasts

world-class expertise.

To fulfil its mission, IFP Energies nouvelles has

five complementary strategic priorities:

Rrenewable energies, Eco-friendly production,

Innovative transport, Eco-efficient processes,

Sustainable resources.

In the field of transport, IFP Energies nouvelles

develops technologies to reduce the emissions

and fuel consumption associated with road and

air transport. Its research work relates to the

improvement of conventional powertrain

performance, assessment and validation of

alternative, low-carbon fuels and vehicle

electrification, in particular. It also develops

technologies and processes for the production

of low-carbon electricity and heat.

The research programs center around:

• low-carbon IC engines;

• vehicle hybridization and electrification;

• fuels and biofuels;

• aircraft engines;

• pollutant after-treatment technologies;

• vehicle synthesis and integration;

• low-carbon energy production for ground












Technology Platforms:

• Biofuel;





Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Lutz Eckstein

Phone number contact person: +49 241 80 25600

Email contact person:

Location head office: Aachen, Germany

Number of employees: 300



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The Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge Aachen (IKA) is

an institute of RWTH Aachen University and is

active in the field of applied automotive

research. RWTH Aachen University is recognised

as one of the leading universities world-wide in

vehicle technology. The range of services

offered by ika ranges from the idea up to the

experimental testing of prototypes and

production vehicles.

IKA’s equipment is tailored to industrial

demands and comprises powerful computer

resources, current commercial simulation

software, mechanical, electric/electronic and

automobile workshops as well as numerous

testing facilities including a proving ground for

handling tests and a crash-test facility.

Corresponding to its main areas of work, ika

comprises seven departments: chassis, body,

drivetrain, acoustics, electronics, driver

assistance and strategy & process development.

This wide range of competencies enables

analysing and optimising the vehicle as a whole

paying attention to the complex interactions

between its individual subsystems.






• CityMobil;






• Hytran;



• Protector;

• Roads2Hycom;

• Rotranoma;

• SuperLightCar;





• euroFOT;

• TeleFOT;





Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Dirk Lehmhus

Phone number contact person: +49 421 2246 215

Email contact person:

Location head office: Bremen, Germany

Number of employees: 60

Turnover before tax: 1 M €



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Established in November 2008, the Integrated

Solutions in Sensorial Structure Engineering (ISIS)

Scientific Centre is dedicated to the topic of

sensorization, i. e. to equipping technical

structures with an analogue of a nervous system

by providing a network of sensors, communication

facilities linking these and specific hardware as

well as computational methods to derive meaning

from their combined signals.

ISIS is organised as a virtual Institute at the

University of Bremen and as such links the three

faculties of production engineering, physics/

electrical engineering and mathematics/

computer sciences. This interdisciplinary approach

allows addressing all aspects of sensorization,

including materials science, manufacturing

technology, simulation of smart and sensorial

materials and structures, communication,

information processing and energy management.

Work at ISIS is focussed on fundamental and

applied research in the above-mentioned fields.

The transport industry and specifically the

automotive sector are seen as major market for

the technologies ISIS represents.

Via its members and associated institutions, ISIS

is already cooperating with a number of industrial

partners from this area. Furthermore, the

contributing organisations have been or are

involved in several European scale research

activities, among them:

• KMM – Knowledge-based Multifunctional

Materials NoE;

• EVPSN I & II – European Vehicle Passive Safety

Network I & II;

• APSN – Advanced Passive Safety Network;

• APROSYS – Advanced Protection Systems;

• LISA – Lighweight Structural Applications

based on metallic and organic foams;

• FUTURA – Multi-Functional Materials and

related Production Technologies Integrated in

the Automotive Industry of the Future;

• Multipro – Design, Development and

Application of Multifunctional Optoelectronic




Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Wim Desmet / Mr Bert Pluymers

Phone number contact person: + 32 16 322 527 / + 32 16 322 529

Email contact person: /

Location head office: Leuven, Belgium

Number of employees: 8600 (+ 33000 students over 14 faculties)



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The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was founded

in 1425 and is one of the oldest universities in

Europe and the largest one in Belgium. It has

33000 students and a staff of 8600, with 14

faculties covering all disciplines all disciplines

in humanities, life sciences, physical sciences &

engineering. The mission of the university is

threefold: education, research and service to

community and industry. It is the explicit policy

to transfer knowledge and experience gained in

research to students in different levels of


The PMA division of the department of

Mechanical Engineering performs research in

production engineering, machine design and

automation and has a staff of about 150 coworkers.

The Noise and Vibration Research

Group, which is part of PMA, is one of the

world-leading research groups in noise and

vibration engineering. This group has 5

professors, 9 post-doctoral senior researchers

and about 30 pre-doctoral junior researchers.

The activities of the group are focussed along

four major lines of research: numerical

modelling, identification of linear and nonlinear

dynamic systems, active noise and

vibration control and design of intelligent

lightweight systems.

Throughout the years, the Noise and Vibration

Research Group has been actively involved in

many national and international research

projects and thematic networks, relevant to

noise and vibration engineering. These include

European research projects (past FP4 and FP5

and on-going FP6 and FP7) like ASANCA,





Next to these, KU Leuven is involved in Marie

Curie training projects such as AETHER, EDSVS I

and II, MADUSE, SIM-VIA2, Smart Structures



GRESIMO. Furthermore, the group is coordinator

of the ongoing Marie Curie projects MID-




LAT - Laboratory of applied thermodynamics -

Aristotle University Thessaloniki

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Zissis Samaras

Phone number contact person: +30 23 10 996014

Email contact person:

Location head office: Thessaloniki, Greece

Number of employees: > 4000

Website: and


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The activities of LAT mainly focus on basic and

applied research in the area of emissions from

internal combustion engines and the corresponding

emission control technologies. Another research

area concerns the study and development of

systems for the utilization of renewable energy


LAT’s research activities target the following areas:

• Energy efficiency evaluation of Internal

Combustion Engines and Vehicles, with focus on

Combustion, Fuels and Additives, Hybrid

vehicles, Study and development of racing


• Exhaust aftertreatment technology, with

emphasis on Development, assessment and

simulation of aftertreatment devices,

Measurement technology, On-board diagnostics,

Applied catalysis;

• Renewable energy sources, with focus on

Biofuels, Fuel cells, Biomass gasification;

• Emission inventories and projections related

with Road transport emissions, Fleet evolution

models, Policy assessment.

• ARTEMIS - Assement and reliability of Transport

Emission Models and Inventory Systems (5FP);

• PARTICULATES - Characterisation of Exhaust

Particulate Emissions from Road Vehicles (5FP);

• NEDENEF - New Diesel Engine and New Diesel

Fuels (4FP);

• Determination of an aromatic content threshold

in diesel fuels concerning the soot/particulate

and gaseous pollutant emissions (4FP);

• MEET - Methodologies for estimating air

pollutant emissions from transport (4FP);

• HICEPS - Highly integrated combustion electric

powertrain system (6FP);

• EPONIMOS - Exhaust Particle Number and Mass

Measurement and Sampling System - Industry-

Academia Partnerships and Pathways (Marie

Curie 7FP);

• LESSCCV - Large-Eddy and System Simulation to

predict Cyclic Combustion Variability in gasoline

engines (7FP);

• VECOM - Vehicle Concept Modelling, Initial

Training Network (Marie Curie 7FP);

• TRANSPHORM - Transport related Air Pollution

and Health Impacts - Integrated Methodologies

for Assessing Particulate Matter (7FP).

Prof. Samaras is vice chairman of ERTRAC, the

European Road Transport Research Advisory

Council, Working Group Environment and Energy.


LMS International

Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr Herman van der Auweraer

Phone number contact person: +32 16 384 200

Email contact person:

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LMS delivers a unique combination of virtual

simulation software, testing systems, and

engineering services. We are focused on the

mission critical performance attributes in key

manufacturing industries: from structural

integrity and system dynamics to safety and

sound quality. The LMS solutions cover the

complete product design process, from

benchmarking, target setting, functional and

concept modelling, to detailed CAE analysis,

multi-attribute optimization and physical

prototype refinement.

specific solutions and libraries for internal

combustion engines, electric motors and drives,

transmissions, thermal management systems,

vehicle systems dynamics, hydraulic and

pneumatic systems, flight controls, and

electrical systems.

LMS Test.Lab offers an extensive product • InMar - Intelligent Materials for Active Noise

Location head office: Leuven, Belgium

portfolio for noise & vibration testing and Reduction;

Number of employees: 850

engineering, including solutions for structural, • PEGASUS - SmartLM and SIMDAT (Data Grids

Turnover before tax: 111,3 M €

rotating machinery and acoustic analysis, for Simulation Based Processes);


environmental qualification testing, test data • FRIENDCOPTER, VIVACE, SEFA and MAAXIMUS;

processing, reporting and data sharing. The LMS • SIMVIA2, MYMOSA, AETHER, SMART

Virtual.Lab software suite enables the STRUCTURES, (Marie Curie);

simulation and multi-attribute optimization of • FLITE and FLITE2 (aircraft flutter and GVT

mechanical systems in terms of structural testing),(EUREKA);

integrity, noise and vibration, durability, system • EUROSYSLIB and MODELISAR (simulation

dynamics, ride and handling and safety. LMS based design and testing for automotive

Virtual.Lab is based on CAA V5, the open systems modeling and embedded software

middleware for PLM from Dassault Systemes. generation),(ITEA);


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LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim is a complete 1D

simulation suite for physical modeling and

analysis of multi-domain intelligent systems.

This comprises an extensive set of application

• Strong portfolio of regional and national level

projects and collaborative programs for

Transport, Aerospace and ICT related research

(IWT Vlaanderen, Flanders DRIVE, Mov’eo,




Organisation type: R&D organisation

Contact person: Ms Gabrielle Cross

Phone number contact person: + 44 24 76 355 127

Email contact person:

Location head office: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Number of employees: 450+

Turnover before tax: 40 M €



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Globally, MIRA is recognised as a leading

independent automotive research, product

engineering, and testing; consultancy and

certification organisation.

Staffed with leading technical experts and

programme managers, operating as a not for

profit research organisation, innovation and

creativity is at the very heart of MIRA’s culture.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) plays an

increasingly important role in reducing

congestion, lowering vehicle emissions and

improving road safety - MIRA is at the forefront

of developments in ITS technology and is home

to the only ITS specific proving ground in


MIRA have the capacity; technology and people

to support what is fundamentally a free-flow

environment that submits to being creative,

innovative and focused on the short, medium

and long term goals of the company’s strategy

of a Smarter; Safer and Greener attitude towards

transportation and the need to be transported.

MIRA’s involvement within EU research stems

back to FP4. Below is a summary of just some of

the previous research projects we have been

contributed to:

• Advanced Telematics for enhancing the safety

and comfort of motorcycle riders (SAFERIDER);

• Train Interior Passive Safety for Europe

• Vehicle-to-vulnerable road user cooperative

communication and sensing technologies to

improve transport safety (WATCHOVER);

• Co-operative systems for road safety “Smart

vehicles on smart roads (SAFESPOT);

• Electronic architecture and systems

engineering for integrated safety systems


• Guidelines for electromagnetic compatibility

modelling for automotive requirements


• Road and Air Safety Engineering (RAISE);

• Sensors and system Architecture for

Vulnerable road Users protection (SAVE-U);

• Improvement of Rollover Safety for Passenger

Vehicles (ROLLOVER);

• Pooling Knowledge to Promote Rail Safety


• Proposed Reduction of car crash Injuries

through improved SMart restraint

development technologies (PRISM);

• Side Impact Dummy Biomechanics and

Experimental Research (SIBER);

• Passive safety for Tramways for Europe







OTAM Innovative solutions

Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr S. Volkan Bayraktar

Phone number contact person: +90 212 276 16 12

Email contact person:

Location head office: Istanbul, Turkey

Number of employees: 44 (20 academic, 24 white & blue collar)

Turnover before tax: 2.2 M €



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OTAM was established as a research and

development center in September 2004 and

providing product tests – analysis (part, system

and vehicle level), engineering solutions, project

management and strategic consulting to the

automotive industry and its suppliers in

cooperation with the Istanbul Technical University.

OTAM Automotive Laboratory contains equipment

that can undertake research and measurements

related with the improvement of vehicle

performance, minimization of exhaust emission

and fuel consumption, as well as noise and chassisbody

deformation-tension analyses, system and

vehicle level durability analyzing and testing.

R&D and Testing Equipments ın ITU – OTAM


• Acoustics Laboratory : Acoustics laboratory was

designed to perform the noise measurement of

light commercial and passenger vehicles. The

system includes semi-anechoic chamber and a

chassis dynamometer which simulates all kind of

road conditions.

• Vehicle Exhaust Emission Test Room: Vehicle

Exhaust Emission Chamber, the exhaust

emission tests for automobiles and light

commercial vehicles can be performed in

environments of -7 °C temperature as per Euro V


• Engine Test Room: Engine Testing Stand is

compatible with related European Regulations

and Directives on Exhaust Emissions; Exhaust

Gases, particulates, fume etc. Heavy Duty Diesel

Engines can be tested.

• Hydropulse : Hydropulse System (Schenck) is

programmable vehicle/system fatigue test and

road simulating equipment that all kind of forces

and vibrations could be applied.

• Shed Test Cell : Shed is the hydrocarbon

evaporative emission test cell. This cell aims to

perform the test procedures in EURO I-II-III and

Carb standards and to carry out the related R&D




Poznan University of Technology

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Jerzy Merkisz

Phone number contact person: +48 (61) 665 2207

Email contact person:

Location head office: Poznan, Poland

Number of employees: 2171



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Poznan University of Technology is a state, ninefaculty

university, educating almost twenty

thousand students at twenty four majors. The

university scientific personnel are composed of

over a 1200 scientists and lecturers. Since 1995, as

the only Polish university of technology, it has

been member of Conference of European Schools

for Advanced Engineering Education and Research

(CESER). Moreover, it runs postgraduate studies

within different faculties. The University is an

international and well known educational,

scientific and research partner that provides the

state of art technical knowledge at various topics

being placed in the following faculties:

• Working Machines and Transportation;

• Mechanical Engineering and Management;

• Architecture and Physical Planning;

• Civil and Environmental Engineering;

• Computing Science and Management;

• Electrical Engineering,

• Electronics and Telecommunications;

• Technical Physics;

• Chemical Technology.

In the automotive sphere the University is focused

on an improvement of design, operation and

environmental properties of vehicles and internal

combustion engines.

These activities include:

• Assessment and optimization of combustion and

injection processes in internal combustion

engines (also by optical methods);

• Development and testing of environment

friendly fuels: alternative, reformulated,

oxygenated and bio-fuels;

• Evaluation and optimization of exhaust

aftertreatment systems;

• Numerical simulations and experimental

research in the area of car dynamics and

automotive control systems;

• Development and testing of devices for fuel

consumption/carbon dioxide and other harmful

exhaust emissions reduction.

• Copernicus;

• COST 530;











Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Mr Tom Robinson / Mr Nick Owen

Phone number contact person: +44 1273 794357 / +44 1273 794314

Email contact person: /

Location head office: Shoreham, United Kingdom

Number of employees: 1800

Turnover before tax: 250 M €



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Ricardo is a leading provider of technology,

product innovation, engineering solutions and

strategic consulting to the world’s automotive

industries. Combining business, product and

process strategy with fundamental technical

research and the implementation of large-scale

new product development programmes. Ricardo

is able to take on the greatest challenges in the

industry including business strategy and

restructuring, process re-engineering, vehicle,

engine, transmission and driveline design,

engineering, testing and system integration.

Ricardo has 12 offices globally with the head

office and engine engineering technical center

based in Shoreham-by-Sea, southern England,

transmissions, driveline and vehicle engineering

in the Midlands-UK, contraol; and electronics in

Cambridge-UK and various engineering centres

in Detroit, Chicago, Germany and China.

• Roads2HyCom: Studying technical and socioeconomic

aspects of the role of Fuel Cells and

Hydrogen in a sustainable energy economy;

• HiCeps: Researching low cost Diesel-Hybrid


• EAGAR: Mapping the competitiveness of

European automotive research against

international benchmarks;

• HIPS: Low emission truck engines;

• SARTRE: Vehicle platooning;

• LESCCV: Combustion simulation;

• SALVE: Hybrid vehicle safety.

Ricardo is also active in projects supported

by the UK Government and the US DoE

on Advanced Combustion, Biofuels, Li-Ion

Batteries, Novel Energy Storage, Plug-in Hybrids

and Engine Downsizing, and support the ERTRAC

Working Group on Energy & Environment.

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Organisation type: R&D center

Contact person: Ms Anna Nilsson-Ehle

Phone number contact person: +46 31 772 36 55

Email contact person:

Location head office: Göteborg, Sweden

Number of employees: 190

Turnover before tax: 2 M €



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SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at

Chalmers, is a joint research unit where 22

partners from the Swedish automotive industry,

academia and authorities cooperate to make a

centre of excellence within the field of vehicle

and traffic safety.

SAFER’s vision is to enable Sweden to reach

world-leading competitiveness, by using the

multi-disciplinary scientific competence

available within the centre. SAFER will also

provide new countermeasures to considerably

reduce both the number of traffic accidents and

the number of fatalities and serious injuries.

SAFER is comprised of its partners: Autoliv,

Chalmers University of Technology, Epsilon,

Folksam, Imego, Lindholmen Science Park,

Region Västra Götaland, Saab Automobile, Saab

Electronic Defence Systems, Scandinavian

Automotive Suppliers, Scania, Sicomp, SP

Technical Research Institute of Sweden,

Swedish Transport Administration, Telia Sonera,

TÖI Institute of Transport Economics, University

of Gothenburg, Viktoria Institute, VINNOVA,

Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Group, VTI Swedish

National Road and Transport Research Institute.

The following are either SAFER JRU EU-projects

or associated EU-projects:

• euroFOT;

• FOT-Net;

• FOT-Net2;






• DaCoTA;

• Interactive;



Chalmers University of Technology and SAFER

have signed the European Road Safety Charter.




Organisation type: Centre hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Contact person: Mr Magnus Langseth

Phone number contact person: +47 73 59 47 82

Email contact person:

Location head office: Department of Structural Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Number of employees: 20

Turnover before tax: 3,4 M € annually over 8 years



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The Norwegian Research Council has defined

SIMLab at the Department of Structural

Engineering, at Norwegian University of Science

and Technology (NTNU), in cooperation with the

Department of Materials Technology, NTNU and

SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, as a Centre for

Research-based Innovation (CRI) for the period

2007-2014. The objective of the CRI scheme is

to strengthen Norwegian research groups that

work in close collaboration with partners from

industry and public enterprises in order to

support long-term research that promotes

innovation and value creation.

The main objective of the Centre is to develop a

technology platform for safe and cost effective

structures in aluminium, high-strength steels

and polymers through advances in the research

areas materials, solution techniques and

structures. These research areas are coupled

with a Demonstrator activity in order to ensure

the transfer of technology into innovation. The

ability of lightweight structures to withstand

loads from collisions and explosions is a key

issue in the Centre.

The research profile of the Centre is characterized

by a combination of a fundamental approach to

mathematical modelling of aluminium (sheets,

extrusions and castings), steels and polymers,

material testing at various loading conditions

and implementation of material models suited for

large scale structural analyses. Our research

methodology is based on a strong coupling

between tests on materials and components/

structures in the laboratory, material modelling

and numerical simulation of structural response.

Extensive experimental facilities for dynamic

testing of materials, components and structural

subsystems are available in our laboratory.

The industrial partners in the Centre are Hydro

Aluminium, Audi AG, Renault, Statoil, SSAB

Swedish Steel, the Norwegian Public Roads

Administration and the Norwegian Defence

Estates Agency.




Organisation type: R&D institute

Contact person: Mr Jan Jacobson

Phone number contact person: +46 10 516 56 97

Email contact person:

Location head office: Borås, Sweden

Number of employees: 1030

Turnover before tax: 115 M €



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SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is

Sweden’s largest technical research institute.

The mission is to contribute to growth and

competitiveness of industry as well as safety,

conservation of resources and a good

environment in society. SP does this through

applied research and a wide range of services in

technical evaluation and metrology. SP is

Sweden’s largest multi-service development and

testing resource for automotive manufacturers

and their suppliers. Automotive technology for

cars, trucks, buses and contractors´machinery is

developed in order to achieve safe and

sustainable transport. Technologies of the

future are active safety systems, lightweight

designs, electric vehicles, communication and

alternative fuels.

SP has been appointed to perform tests and

inspections on behalf of public authorities and

is known as technical service. SP assists the

industry in its capacity of Notified Body for

several European directives.

SP participates continuously in about 30 EU

projects, in cooperation with partners from our

extensive international network. Among recent

European and national vehicle research

involvement is:

• DECOS - Dependable Embedded Components

and Systems (within the IST programme);

• Member of the Swedish national vehicle

safety research centre SAFER;

• Participation in the Swedish national

automotive initiative Test Site Sweden;

• Managing a 2-year project financed by the

Swedish and Norwegian National Road

Administrations, with the aim to review and

improve the fire safety in buses on a

European level;

• eVALUE - Testing and Evaluation for ICTbased

Safety Systems (FP7);

• EuroFOT - Field Operational Tests (FP7);

• MOGENTES - Model-based Generation of Tests

for Dependable Embedded Systems (FP7);

• SARTRE - Safe Road Trains for the

Environment (FP7);

• ActiveTest – Dissemination of performance

testing methods for ICT-based safety

functions in vehicles (FP7);

• ELVA – architectures for electric vehicles, EMC


• SMARTbatt - batteries for electric vehicles,

safety (FP7);

• Karyon – architectures for safety-critical

control of vehicles (FP7).




Organisation type: R&D company

Contact person: Ms Leire Vadillo

Phone number contact person: +34 661 175 139

Email contact person:

Location head office: Derio, Spain

Number of employees: 1350

Turnover before tax: 95 M €



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One of the most important traits of the

Tecnalia Automotive unit is its deep-rooted

specialisation, allowing us to tailor our

collaborations with companies on the basis of

our wide-ranging knowledge of their needs, the

available technologies, their applications and

the conditions needed to ensure that they are

implanted efficiently.

The following are some of the other

characteristics of TECNALIA:

• Multi-technology offer. The interlinked

technologies used by TECNALIA-Automoción

allow us to offer more comprehensive


• product conception, manufacture, testing,

company management, etc;

• The technological specialisation of our

Sectorial Units (Aerospace, Foundry, Energy

and The Environment, etc.) complement the

comprehensive service offered by TECNALIA-

Automoción as regards technology, knowhow

and R+D+i services.














Organisation type: R&D institute

Contact person: Mr Leo Kusters

Phone number contact person: +31 88 86 65 747

Email contact person:

Location head office: Delft, The Netherlands

Number of employees: 4600

Turnover before tax: 570 M €



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TNO, which stands for Netherlands Organization

for Applied Scientific Research, is the largest

research organisation in the Netherlands and is

active in many fields of science and technology.

TNO is fully independent and delivers its

research and consultancy services to a multitude

of customers from industry, government and

national and international non-governmental


TNO is committed to a reliable, clean, safe and

smart mobility system and helps its clients with

the development and application of sustainable

and economically viable, new advanced

technologies in the area of power trains, vehicle

intelligence and active and passive safety.

TNO fields of expertise are: combustion engines

and hybrid power trains, exhaust emissions, CO2

emission, noise emission from power trains,

tyre-road noise, outdoor sound propagation,

material technology, human factors, traffic

modelling and management, mobility and


Furthermore, TNO is accredited to perform

vehicle and vehicle component approvals and

has excellent crash testing and power train

testing facilities. TNO offers also a unique

hardware in the loop test facility to efficiently

develop and test intelligent vehicles.

TNO is an active partner in many European

projects and contributes to standardisation and

regulations in automotive technology.




• Biogas max;

• CityMobil;



• e-Impact;

• Harmonoise;

• Humanist;


• PreDrive-C2X;

• Prevent;

• SafeSpot;




VUB – Vrije Univ ersiteit Brussel

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Joeri Van Mierlo

Phone number contact person: +32 2 629 28 04

Email contact person:

Location head office: Brussels, Belgium

Number of employees:

Turnover before tax:

over 2000



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The VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, is a full

(Dutch-language) university located in Brussels

Capital Region. It. In its Faculty of Engineering,

the VUB department of Electrical Engineering

(ETEC), has a internationally recognised

tradition of R&D on electric, hybrid and fuel cell

vehicles. The VUB has a 35-year experience in

this field making it the premier electric vehicle

research facility in Belgium. ETEC has a test

infrastructure available for development and

design of components and vehicle powertrains

and is active in standardisation in the field of

electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The

department has an extended network of

academic, industrial and local authority

contacts. ETEC works closely together with the

international scientific associations AVERE

(, CITELEC ( and

EPE ( ETEC is part of

MOBI - Mobility and automotive technology

research group. MOBI is a multidisciplinary team

(departments ETEC, MOSI-T, MECH and IWT-EhB)

combining the expertise in the field of:

• Electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle


• Environmental assessment of vehicle


• Renewable energy and Biofuels;

• Sustainable mobility;

• Transport and logistics;

• Intermodal transport;

• Traffic safety.


• EVD-Post;


• FLEETS–Energy;
















• EU Port Financing;

• SafeDrive;

• SuperLIB;






University of Firenze

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Marco Pierini

Phone number contact person: +39 055 4796 477

Email contact person:

Location head office: Firenze, Italy

Number of employees: 3993

Turnover before tax: 68 M €



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The Department of Mechanics and Industrial

Technology (DMTI) of the University of Firenze

is active in the sector of applied automotive

research and mobility. The research staff has a

strong European vocation stated by the

continuous involvement in EC projects.

Research is organized in the following areas:

• Road Safety: research is mainly focused on

Powered Two-Wheelers, where UNIFI is

currently involved in several research projects

funded by the EC. Topics include vehicle,

personal protective equipment as well as

human factors, with a cross cutting approach

from primary to secondary safety.

• NVH: activities include both basic research

work and consultacy to OEMs, and Tier 1

suppliers. The activities are tailored to

industrial demands and comprise the chassis,

trimmed body, acoustics components and


• Nanotechnologies: research is developed with

a multidisciplinary approach by a team

composed of engineers and chemists. The

focus of the laboratory is on nanoparticles

and nanocoatings fabrication, with a strong

interest on new functional materials and on

innovative deposition techniques of

nanostructured thin films.

• Ecodesign: main research activities regard

the design and management of End of Life of

Vehicles (ELV), including electrical and

electronic devices, according to the EU

2000/53/EC, WEEE and RoHS directives.

• APSN – Advanced Passive Safety Network;

• APROSYS – Advanced Protection Systems;

• PISa – Powered Two Wheelers Integrated


• MYMOSA – Motorcycle and Motorcyclist Safety;

• SAFERIDER – Advanced telematics for

enhancing the safety and comfort of

motorcycle riders;

• 2BESAFE – 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety;

• SMART RRS – Innovative concepts for smart

road restraint systems to provide greater

safety for vulnerable road users;

• eSUM – European Safer Urban Motorcycling;

• VECOM – Vehicle concept modelling;

• MID-MOD – Mid-frequency vibro-acoustic

modelling tools – Innovative CAE

methodologies to strengthen European




University of Ljubljana

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Milos Sturm

Phone number contact person: +386 4171 6831

Email contact person:

Location head office: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Number of employees: 320



Pa r t n e r s G u i d e


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Research work at the Faculty of Engineering is

running in several fields, like electrical energy

supply and distribution, electric machines

and power electronics, electronics and microelectronics,

biocybernetics, measurement systems,

automation, robotics and telecommunications,

respectively. There is a strong commitment to

research work in the field of automotive

applications, also in close cooperation with

Slovenian companies.


Activities in the field of renewable energy

utilization for hydrogen production and storage

were focused investigating of various methods

for additional hydrogen purification that is

required for metal-hydride (MH) tanks storage.

Vehicle hybridization

The core vehicle hybridization research activity

is the synthesis of an integrated startergenerator

with torque booster (ISGTB) and an

internal combustion engine (ICE) at various

engine displacement ranges. ICE characteristics

define the origin for the design of most

appropriate electrical machines and power

electronic converters.

Electric machine control and diagnostics

Sophisticated electrical machines require an

adequate control approach therefore activities

for development and implementation of

innovative predictive torque control of AC and

DC drives are running intensively.

Internal combustion engines

Together with our close research partners from

Slovenia, among which are some significant

European automotive suppliers, we expanded

our core research activities to internal

combustion engines, with particular focus on

diesel engines and their compliance to latest

environment standards.

Industry support

A strong connection to different research

institutions and production companies in

Slovenia and broader world were established

also through our research activities and

involvement in different national and

international research projects (e.g. under

European 6FP and 7FP, etc) as well as through

our active membership in different

organizations (EARPA, ERTRAC – via our

research partners, etc).

Beside educational mission our priority focus is

spreading the scientific knowledge directly to

innovative products and production processes.


University of Southampton

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Neville Stanton

Phone number contact person: + 44 2380 599 065

Email contact person:

Location head office: Southampton, United Kingdom

Number of employees: 25-30 staff and 25+ research students



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The Transportation Research Group (TRG) is one

of four divisions of the School of Civil

Engineering and the Environment at the

University of Southampton.

Research is focused on the design and

deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in

the aviation, rail and road sectors, with a

particular emphasis on Human:Machine

Interactions and socio-technical aspects of

driver behaviour. TRG actively collaborates with

other Schools in the University including

Engineering Sciences, Electronics and Computer

Science, Geography, the Institute of Sound and

Vibration Research, Management, Maths and

Social Sciences.

TRG facilities include the Instrumented Vehicle,

advanced immersive driving simulators and a

transport data laboratory. A particular area of

expertise is that of intelligent transport systems

(ITS) and how they may shape, and be shaped

by, socio-economic and socio-technical factors.

TRG hosts the UK-China ITS Centre. Although all

modes of transport are covered a particular

focus is on road operations.

TRG also holds several grants from the European

Commission, from Government and Industry.

• GUARD (EC 6th framework) and POINTER (EC

7th Framework) projects that are evaluating

measures to promote sustainable transport,

including the deployment of ITS, as part of

the Civitas initiative;

• COOPERS (EC 6th framework) and CITYMOBIL

(EC 6th framework) projects that are

examining future technologies such as cooperative

vehicle/highway systems and

personal rapid transit;

• PROMIT (EC 6th framework) and

SMARTFREIGHT (EC 7th framework) projects

that are examining deployment of ITS in

freight transport;

• ALICIA (EC 7th framework) that is examining

future glass cockpit design in aircraft;

• NEARCTIS (EC 7th framework) which is a

network of excellence examining the use of

information technologies in advanced traffic


• NICHES+ (EC 7th framework) for the

promotion of sustainable transport solutions.

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University of Strasbourg

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Rémy Willinger

Phone number contact person: +33 3 68 85 29 23

Email contact person:

Location head office: Strasbourg, France

Number of employees: 4600



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The Biomechanics Team at the University of

Strasbourg is one of the four teams composing

the Strasbourg Fluid and Solid Mechanics

Institute (IMFS). This Institute is

simultaneously affiliated to the University of

Strasbourg and to the Centre National de la

Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Our team is

constituted by a pluri-disciplinary management

group of eight persons including specialists in

fluid and solid mechanics (5), ENT (1), legal

medicine (1) and nuclear medicine (1).

Currently about twelve students are working at

this group at different levels including

obviously PhD students. Main activity of this 20

persons research group is head-neck and

abdominal impact biomechanics including

fundamental and applied research.

Head-neck impact biomechanics, leaded us to

original results in collaboration with a number

of European teams. At the University of

Strasbourg we acquired all experimental and

computing facilities needed for dynamic

analysis of mechanical structures i.e. modal

analysis and impact test facilities (head impact

and rear impact), rheology tests equipment as

well as explicit and implicit FE codes.

• FP 5-CHILD (200-2003): Modeling of the

three years old child neck in an automotive


• FP6 - APROSYS (2004-2009);

• SP5-improved model based head injury


• SP3-Pedestrian head impact simulation and

proposal of a new test method;

• SP4-Motorcycle head trauma simulation and

proposal of a new test method;

• FP6-APSN NOE (2004-2008): Active partner

within the network;

• FP6-ITN-Marie Curie MYMOSA (2007-2010):

Motorcyclist head protection;

• FP7-CASPER (2009-20012): WP leader on

child modeling and injury criteria;

• FP7-ADSEAT (2009-2013): FE modeling of

female neck under whiplash.




Vehicle Safety Insti tute - Graz University of Technology

Organisation type: University

Contact person: Mr Hermann Steffan

Phone number contact person: +43 316 873 9400

Email contact person:

Location head office: Graz, Austria

Number of employees: 2031

Turnover before tax: 144 M €

Website: /


Pa r t n e r s G u i d e


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of expertise and


The Vehicle Safety Institute (VSI) at Graz

University of Technology offers research,

development and education in the field of vehicle

safety. The main research areas are related to:

• accident research,

• integrated vehicle safety,

• biomechanics,

• regulations and standardisation,

• testing.

The use of a comprehensive accident data case

library and detailed accident reconstructions are

the basic concepts in accident research. The VSI

operates an own in-depth accident collection.

Virtual methods (finite elements & multi body) are

used as one of the essential tools for development of

new safety systems. Therefore the VSI is equipped

with a simulation department using well known codes

(Pam, LS-Dyna, Madymo, Radioss) on HPC clusters.

Integrated safety research focuses on driver

assistance system validation tools and adaptive

restraint systems.

The validations of simulation models as well as

material parameter studies are performed in the

crash laboratory.

The crash laboratory is equipped with a full-scalecrash

track and test rigs for component testing.

Several dummies and test bodies can be calibrated

according to EN 17025 in the own dummy lab. The

dummy-pool offer dummies, data acquisition

instruments and high speed cameras for sharing.

Road side furniture are tested as registered test lab

according to EN 1317 and EN 12767.

Students are introduced in the basics of vehicle

safety and biomechanics. Advanced courses are

offered to students becoming a safety engineer. For

post graduated a master course can be visited.

Besides the theoretical education also the practical

application in the laboratory and projects is trained.

The Vehicle Safety Institute works also as an

engineering partner in the development of testing

equipments and vehicle safety systems. Different OEMs

and T1 suppliers are research partners of the VSI.

• Aprosys;


• Rollover;

• Riser;

• Prism;

• Whiplash;

• DontStop;

• Vites;

• Veronica;

• Ecbos;

• Aerosafe;



Virtual Vehicle

Organisation type: Research & Test Center

Contact person: Mr Aldo Ofenheimer

Phone number contact person: +43 316 873 9020

Email contact person:

Location head office: Graz, Austria

Number of employees: >170

Turnover before tax: 16 M €



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The VIRTUAL VEHICLE is an international

institution in the field of application-oriented

vehicle development. More than any other

European research institute it unites a variety of

sub-disciplines from the field of vehicle

simulation technologies.

The development of new technologies, methods

and tools for individual CAE disciplines and CAE

integration takes center stage. A multidisciplinary

approach to product development

and coupled simulation are central research

topics. In addition, VIRTUAL VEHICLE features a

variety of test stands and highly sophisticated

new measurement methods in both its own test

center and in cooperation with the Technical

University Graz. This also enables the validation

of simulation processes and “hybrid

verification”, which involves the connection of

simulation and testing for system design.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE functions as a bridge between

university research and advanced industrial

development. The bundled competencies found

at VIRTUAL VEHICLE, together with the coverage

of individual CAE topics and CAE integration,

form a research platform that is unique in the

world of CAE.

The required fields of knowledge are covered by

five research areas:

• System Design & Optimisation

• Thermodynamics

• Noise, Vibration, Harshness & Friction

• Mechanics

• Vehicle Electrics/Electronics & Software

Excerpt of EU Projects (current and closed):

• European framework program: e.g.: SPAS,



• Research Fund Coal & Steel: e.g.: REFORM



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EARPA Contact: Ms Muriel Attané

36-38 Rue Joseph II

1000 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +31 888 668 287

AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology Contact: Ms Margit Noll

Donau-City-Straße 1

1220 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 50550 4011

Fax: +43 50550 4000

Applus+ IDIADA Contact: Mr José Manuel Barrios


P.O. Box 20

43710 Santa Olivia - Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 166 000

Fax: +34 977 166 007

APTL Contact: Mr Athanasios Konstandopoulos

6th Km Charilaou-Thermi Rd.,

Thermi-Thessaloniki, 57001, Greece

Phone: +30 2310 498192

Fax: +30 2310 498190

AVL LIST GmbH Contact: Mr Josef Affenzeller

Hans-List-Platz 1

A 8020 Graz, Austria

Phone: +43 316 787 0

Fax: +43 316 787 400

Bertrandt AG Contact: Mr Andreas Auracher

Birkensee 1

71139 Ehningen, Germany

Phone: +49 7034 656 0

Fax: +49 7034 656 4100

CEA Contact: Mr Xavier Apolinarski

Centre de Saclay

91191 Gif sur Yvette, France

Phone: +33 169 082781

Fax: +33 169 081819

CEIT Contact: Ms Sara Solozabal

Paseo de Manuel Lardizabal, Nº 15

20018 Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain

Phone: +34 943 212800

Fax : +34 943 21307

Chalmers University of Technology, Applied Mechanics Contact: Mr Per Lövsund

SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden

Phone: +46 31 772 36 42

CIDAUT Contact: Mr Luis de Prada Martin

Parque Tecnológico de Boecillo

Post Code 47151 Boecillo, Valladolid, Spain

Phone: +34 983 54 80 35

Fax : +34 983 54 80 62




CMT-Motores Térmicos Contact: Mr Francisco Payri

Camino de Vera s/n

46022 Valencia, Spain

Phone: +34 963 877 650

Fax: +34 963 877 659

Czech Technical University in Prague Contact: Mr Jan Macek

Zikova 4,

166 36, Prague 6, Czech Republic

Phone: +420 224 351 111

Fax: +420 224 310 292

ESI Group Contact: Mr. Fouad El Khaldi

99 rue des Solets

94513 Rungis, France

Phone: +33 1 41 73 58 00

Fax: +33 (0)1 46 87 72 02

Eindhoven University of Technology Contact: Mr Maarten Steinbuch

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven

Phone: +31 (040) 2475444

FEV Motorentechnik GmbH Contact: Mr Christoph Bollig

Neuenhofstraße 181

52078 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49 241 568 9324

Fax: +49 241 568 97324

Fraunhofer LBF Contact: Mr Thilo Bein

Bartningstr. 47

64289 Darmstadt, Germany

Phone: +49 241 56 89182

Fax: +49 241 56 897182

Hexagon studio Contact: Ms. Ozlem Demir

Emek Mah. Ordu Cad. No:12

Tübitak MAM Teknoloji Serbest Bölgesi Yeni Teknoloji

Binaları C Blok No. Z 01 Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey

Phone: +90 262 646 33 66

Fax: +90 262 646 33 10

IDMEC – Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica Contact IDMEC-IST: Mr Jorge Ambrosio

Av. Rovisco Pais, 1

1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal Phone: +351 21 841 73 51

IDMEC-FUEP: Mr Antonio Fernandes

Fax: +351 21 841 96 34 Mr Renato Natal Jorge | Phone: +351 21 841 73 51

IFP Energies nouvelles Contact: Ms Brigitte Martin

1 & 4, Avenue de Bois-Préau

92852 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France

Phone: +33 147 52 60 00

Fax: +33 147 52 70 00




Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge Contact: Mr Lutz Eckstein

Steinbachstraße 7

52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49 241 8025 603

Fax: +49 241 8022 147

ISIS Contact: Mr Dirk Lehmhus

Wiener Straße 12

28359 Bremen, Germany

Phone: +49 421 2246 215

Fax: +49 421 2246-300

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Contact: Mr Wim Desmet

Celestijnenlaan 300B

3001 Leuven, Belgium

Phone: +32 16 32 25 27 Contact: Mr Bert Pluymers

Fax: +32 16 32 29 87 Phone: +32 16 32 25 29

LAT - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Contact: Mr Zissis Samaras

541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: +30 2310 99 6014

Fax: +30 31 996 019 /

LMS International Contact: Mr Herman van der Auweraer

Interleuvenlaan 68

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

Phone: +32 16 384200

Fax: +32 16 384350

MIRA Contact: Ms Gabrielle Cross

Watling Street, Nuneaton

Warwickshire CV10 0TU, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 2476 355 127

Fax: +44 2476 355 355

OTAM Contact: Mr Yunus Canli

ITU Ayazaga Campus, Laboratory of Engines and Vehicles

Maslak, Istanbul , 34396, Turkey

Phone: +90 212-276 1612 / +90 212-285 3456

Fax: +90 212-276 1613

Poznan University of Technology Contact: Mr Jerzy Merkisz

Pl. Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie 5

60-965 Poznan, Poland

Phone: +48 61 665 3639

Fax: +48 61 665 3635

Ricardo Contact: Mr Tom Robinson

Shoreham Technical Centre

Shoreham-by-Sea Contact: Mr Nick Owen

West Sussex, BN43 5FG, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 0 1273 794 357 Phone: +44 0 1273 794 314

Fax: +44 0 1273 464 124




SAFER Contact: Ms Anna Nilsson - Ehle

P.O Box 8077

SE-402 78 Göteborg, Sweden

Visiting address: Lindholmspiren 5, Göteborg, Sweden

Phone: +46 31 764 70 00

Fax: +46 31 764 71 88

SIMLAB Contact: Mr Magnus Langseth

Department of Structural Engineering NTNU

NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Phone: +47 73 59 47 82

Fax: +47 934 02 237

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden Contact: Mr Jan Jacobson

Box 857

SE -501 15 Borås, Sweden

Phone: +46 10 516 50 00

Fax: +46 33 13 55 20

Tecnalia Contact: Ms Leire Vadillo

Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia

C/ Geldo, Edificio 700

48160 Derio, Spain

Phone: +34 661 175 139

Fax: +34 94 404 14 45

TNO Contact: Mr Leo Kusters

Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6

2628 VK Delft, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 888 665 747

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Contact: Mr Joeri Van Mierlo

Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Faculty of Engineering

Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium

Phone: +32 2 629 28 04

Fax: +32 2 629 36 20

University of Firenze Contact: Mr Marco Pierini

P.zza S.Marco, 4

50121 Firenze, Italy

Phone: +39 055 4796 477

Fax: +39 055 4796 394

University of Ljubjana Contact: Mr Milos Sturm

Kongresni trg 12

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 241 85 00

Fax: +386 1 241 85 60

University of Southampton Contact: Mr Neville Stanton


Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 2380 599 065

Fax: +44 2380 593 152

University of Strasbourg Contact: Mr Rémy Willinger

Blaise Pascal nr 4

F67000, Strasbourg, France

Phone: +33 3 68 85 29 23

Fax: +33 3 68 65 29 36


Virtual Vehicle Contact: Mr Aldo Ofenheimer

Inffeldgasse 21a

A-8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: +43 316 873 9020

Fax: +43 316 873 9002

Vehicle Safety Institute, Graz University of Technology Contact: Mr Hermann Steffan

Inffeldgasse 11/2, 8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: +43 316 873 9401 /

Fax: +43 316 873 9402

Other Usefull Links:

European Bodies

• European Commission – DG Research and Innovation (RTD)

• European Commission – general address

• European Commission – DG Climate Action (CLIMA)

• European Commission – DG Energy (ENER)

• European Commission – DG Enterprise and Industry (ENTR)

• European Commission – DG Environment (ENV)

• European Commission – DG Information Society and Media (INFSO)

• European Commission – DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE)


• ACEA - European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

• AET - Association for European Transport

• ASECAP - European Association of the tolled Motorways companies

• CLEPA - European Association of Automotive Suppliers

• CONCAWE - Oil companies' European organisation

• EARTO - European Association representing Research and Technology

• ECTRI - European Conference of Transport Research Institutes

• ERTICO European public/private partnership for the implementation of

Intelligent Transport Systems and Services

• ERTRAC - European Road Transport Research Advisory Council

• EUCAR - European Council for Automotive R&D

• eSafety Forum

• ETSC - European Transport Safety Council

• FEHRL - Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories

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• FERSI - Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes

• FIA - Foundation for the Automobile and Society

• FISITA - International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies

• IRF - European Union Road Federation

• POLIS - European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions


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