PageTitleHtmlPrograms & Partners SubTitleHtml TextCenterCITYLOG The CITYLOG project is coordinated by Fiat Research Centre and co-funded by the European Commission as a Sustainable Surface Transport initiative. The programme’s aim is to increase the sustainability and efficiency of urban delivery through an adaptive and integrated mission management and innovative vehicle solutions. The innovative approach of CITYLOG will decrease and optimise the number of delivery trucks in urban areas, while bringing an increased quality of service. CITY MOVE City Move is a co-operative venture coordinated by Fiat Research Centre. Its aim is to develop an innovative freight vehicle solution that is adaptable for the diverse needs of European cities. The project is co-funded by the European Commission as a Sustainable Surface Transport initiative and involves the leading European freight vehicle manufacturers as well as other key stakeholders.The outcome of this initiative will provide solutions in the form of freight transport vehicles that are secure, flexible, reliable, clean and CO2 energy efficient. City Move acts as a bridge between the freight vehicle industry, the transport research community, city planning authorities and local business communities, involving all concerned stakeholders from the outset of the project to develop these new freight vehicle options. MoreContentHtml HYBRID COMMERCIAL VEHICLE Integrated and evaluated directly on test vehicles. The most relevant and original aspect of the project is represented by its holistic approach to on-board energy management, which considers the tractor, semi-trailer, driver and the mission as a whole. The CONVENIENT Consortium comprises three major European truck manufacturers, ten Tier 1/2 suppliers, and a network of nine research centres and Universities, representing European excellence in the field of long distance transport Research & Development. OPTIMORE The Three different RE concepts will be developed and demonstrated to serve the niches from city vehicles, medium-sized passenger cars up to light commercial vehicles. OptiMoRE project takes on the challenge to develop and optimise the concept of the fully-integrated, range-extended, electric light duty vehicle OptiMoRE focuses on the following major elements: • Definition of real-world driving conditions (driving cycles and comfort requirements) as a baseline for further optimisation and EV assessment. • Optimisation of components and the entire RE system regarding emission, fuel consumption, cost, weight and exhaust gas after-treatment. • Modular setup of an EV concept to fulfil a wide range of customer expectations. • Advanced control strategies as a key for cost reduction and system optimisation. • Functional and Electrical safety analysis and concept development to define necessary measures to fulfil and implement the ISO 26262 standard. • Development and optimisation of three technology demonstrator vehicles covering EV aspects for delivery trucks to all-purpose vehicles and city cars. CONVENIENT The goal of the CONVENIENT (COmplete Vehicle Energy-saving Technologies for Heavy-Trucks) project is to achieve a 30% reduction in fuel consumption for long-distance freight transport vehicles. The project hopes to achieve this by developing an innovative, heavy-truck archetype featuring a suite of innovative energy-saving technologies and solutions. Improved efficiency and enhanced integration of components (currently designed independently) will be developed, integrated and evaluated directly on test vehicles. The most relevant and original aspect of the project is represented by its holistic approach to on-board energy management, which considers the tractor, semi-trailer, driver and the mission as a whole. The CONVENIENT Consortium comprises three major European truck manufacturers, ten Tier 1/2 suppliers, and a network of nine research centres and Universities, representing European excellence in the field of long distance transport Research & Development. VECTOR 2015 Iveco is the project leader of the Vector 2015, which is funded nationally by the Italian government and counts a total of 20 partners. Vector is an Italian acronym standing for the optimisation of eco-compatible multi-role vehicles for the urban transport of goods. The project aim is to develop new concepts and related prototypes for urban delivery trucks by using state-of-the-art technologies to guarantee market success and profitability. The innovative solutions realised through this project will be equipped to cope with the challenging needs of future urban transport which requires secure, flexible, reliable, clean, fuel-efficient and safe transportation means of goods and urban services. This project has the added benefit of improving the international competitiveness of the Italian companies involved. LIVE LIGHT VEHICLE FOR ECOCOMPATIBILE MOBILITY The objective of the LIght VEhicle for eco-compatibile mobility (LIVE) project is to develop highly innovative light commercial vehicles for the transport of people. This will be achieved by developing and integrating innovative technologies, new systems and components which will enhance driver and passenger wellbeing and make the journey more comfortable and safe while reducing environmental impact by taking future regulations and standards into account. The principal product and expertise development lines of this project are: 1. Energy accumulation systems for hybrid powertrains with low environmental impact Main partners: Iveco, CRF, Archimede Energia, Sydera H.T., Enea 2. Innovative chassis architecture to improve ergonomics and passenger comfort Main partners: Iveco, CRF, GGG Elettromeccanica, Danisi Engineering, Brembo, The University of Messina) 3. Vehicle interiors with high perceived quality Main partners: Iveco, CRF, Adler, Johnson Controls, Inteco, Proplast, Turin Polytechnic University ECOAUTOBUS Iveco serves as project leader to the Ecoautobus project which involves 30 partners. The objective of this initiative is to develop a 12-metre bus with hybrid propulsion for low environmental impact for urban public transport. The flexible vehicle architecture of this bus will be able to accommodate both the current conventional propulsion system and the new diesel-electric hybrid powertrain which will be developed during the course of the project. The project will also re-design the roof module by introducing highly-efficient photovoltaic panels together with low-resistance, recyclable tyres to further add to the ecological nature of this new vehicle. Project activities include: 1. The analysis and introduction of active systems to provide information to passengers andprovide assistance to the driver during difficult manoeuvres 2. Design of vehicle interiors in terms of ergonomics of the driver position • Particular attention will be paid to the comfort of passengers with a specific focus on the needs of children, the elderly and people with impaired mobility. Innovative solutions will be introduced such as materials and textiles as well as advanced systems for improved thermal comfort and air quality. 3. Enabling communication between the vehicle and the infrastructure particularly for telediagnosis 4. Improving the comfort of the driver and passengers with noise reduction solutions 5. Enabling rapid and safe re-departure of the vehicle with regard to the opening and closing of doors 6. Optimising the design of the vehicle structure with a lightweight space-frame that reduces the overall weight of the vehicle by one tonne using numerical simulation and advanced manufacturing technologies such as hydroforming. PIE VERDE Realised in collaboration with the region of Piedmont (Italy), the Pie Verde project stands for the promotion of a hybrid electric vehicle platform along with ecologically-sustainable distribution networks. The aim of the project is to study, design and develop components and architectures for light commercial vehicles with reduced environmental impact. The project seeks to facilitate the work of logistics operators as they make the transition to hybrid electric vehicles by offering comfortable, environmentally-friendly and safe vehicles for “smart logistics in a smart city.” The outcome of Pie Verde hopes to see a cost-effective vehicle which reduces fuel consumption and operating costs. Focus is placed on the evolution of Iveco’s all-electric vehicle – the Iveco Daily Electric – to the “Plug-in Hybrid” version of the Daily vehicle. Simulation tools will evaluate the impact of the hybrid electric vehicle for urban logistics and support services that will enable an optimisation of emissions. ECOCHAMPS Context / Specific challengeThe competitiveness of European road vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers is based on technological leadership, particularly on system optimisation and affordability, especially with respect to powertrains. The challenge is to gain a leading position in hybrid powertrain technology. The technology will a significantly reduce CO2 emissions from road transport and have a positive effect on air quality.Objectives.The overall objective of the ECOCHAMPS project is to develop the knowhow, intellectual property rights and technical capabilities to adequately and cost-effectively achieve efficient, compact, low weight and robust hybrid powertrains for light and heavy duty road vehicles. These powertrains will have increased functionality, improved performance, comfort and functional safety relative to those in the market in 2013 and emission levels below Euro 6 or Euro VI, respectively, proven under real driving conditions and therefore developed to TRL7. Specifically, in relation to the best in class full hybrid vehicles on the market in 2013, ECOCHAMPS will3: • Improve powertrain efficiency by up to 20% during representative operation, • Reduce powertrain weight and volume by up to 20%, and • Reduce hybrid vehicles costs, targeting a 10% maximum cost premium compared to conventionally propelled vehicles. The specific technical objectives, main innovations and targeted key results of ECOCHAMPS are: 1. To devise a modular pre-standard framework that, for the first time, recommends standards for electric hybrid drivetrain components and auxiliaries for commercial vehicles including mechanical, electrical, and communication interfaces. This so called Modular system and Standardization Framework (MSF) for hybrid commercial vehicle components will provide planning certainty for suppliers, support commercial competition and scalability, resulting in a significant cost reduction for hybrid drivetrain components and vehicles in the mid-term. 2. To develop a set of electric hybrid components to TRL 6 or 7 for hybrid powertrains, realising synergies between the needs of light and heavy duty vehicles, and in conformity with existing, e.g. LV1234, (light duty vehicles) standards or based on the Modular system and Standardization Framework (heavy duty vehicles). The electric hybrid components that have been selected are: a modular Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for 48V, 200 to 400V and 700V; Electric Motor Generators (EMG) suitable for installation in a variety of locations within the powertrain together with EMG Inverters for theses voltage levels; DC/DC Converters; electrohydraulic Power Steering; an electric air compressor. 3. To develop optimized drivelines to TRL7 for selected vehicle classes. These drivelines will be composed of:- LV123 or MSF compatible electric hybrid components, running at 48V and 200-400V for light duty vehicles and 400V or 800V for the heavy duty vehicles. - Advanced powertrain management systems capable of optimally controlling the mechanical, thermal, electric and kinetic energy flows of the hybrid powertrains. - Plug-in charging systems based on the best available technology for battery charging and, specifically for heavy duty trucks, the supply of hotel loads. - An electrically driven rear axle to give higher energy recovery, extended EV mode (not only parking and queuing) and e-AWD capability in a light duty vehicle. - Highly efficient internal combustion engines based upon the best available technology. For example, downsized engines for the LD vehicles and for the HD vehicles. - Effective exhaust gas emission after treatment systems based upon the best available technology. These powertrains will, amongst other functions, target the following features: - Kinetic energy recovery during deceleration and down-hill events in all vehicle classes. - Thermal energy recovery from the exhaust system in both light and heavy duty vehicles. - Electric charging from plug-in connection to the grid in both light and heavy duty vehicles. - Optimal power generation and distribution during driving in all vehicle classes. - Utilizing predictive information for optimized energy management in light and heavy duty vehicles. - Peak shaving utilizing the hybrid system to reduce engine transients. - Compliance with Euro 6 or Euro VI regulations in all vehicle classes. - Ability to go beyond Euro 6 or Euro VI regulation, i.e. significant reduction (> 20%) of harmful exhaust gas emissions for urban zones or ‘Super Low Emissions Vehicles’ standards for LD vehicles. 4. To demonstrate the key innovations in two light duty and three commercial vehicles at TRL 7. The demonstrators will feature the developed hybrid powertrains. Also, selected achievements from other (FP7) projects and/or on-going developments will be implemented in the demonstrators5. Independently supervised tests under real driving conditions will prove the increased powertrain efficiency and that the emission levels are below Euro VI for the heavy duty demonstrators and below Euro 6 for the light duty demonstrators. The demonstration vehicles will be tested and certified (type approval) to enable use and (full) testing on the road, i.e. system prototype demonstration in operational environment (= TRL7). 5. To assess the technology development in terms of its efficiency, cost effectiveness, weight and volume compared to the best in-class full hybrid counterparts on the market in 2013 across the complete range of light and heavy duty vehicles.