Synergies

In the following BattMan related public funded projects are listed:

Project: E3Car (Energy Efficient Electric Car)

Coordinated by: Infineon Technologies
Funding Program: ENIAC
Website: www.e3car.eu
Partners: SINTEF, Philips, ams
 
The E3Car project aims to increase energy efficiency in the mobility of more than 35% compared with the existing technologies. This will have as effect a significant primary energy saving, a relevant rawmaterial saving, and a drastic reduction of CO2 levels up to a true zero emission mobility by enabling the utilization of solar energy for the majority of daily duty. The electrical vehicle technologies are currently facing several challenges amongst which are: limited driving range, high cost and overall limited efficiency. For the most part of these issues, solutions may be found on the level of the subsystems for energy storage/battery technology, power conversion, electric power train, energy management and connection to the power grid. The E3Car project aims at creating a breakthrough in the development of nanoelectronic technologies, devices, miniaturized sub systems for the next generation electric vehicles and accelerates the commercialising of the electric vehicles/cars segment. 

Project: Internet of Energy (IoE)

Coordinated by: Dr. Ovidiu Vermesan, SINTEF, Norway
Funding Program: ARTEMIS JU, (Sub-Programme 7, 3, 6)
 
The IoE project will develop hardware, software and middleware for seamless, secure connectivity and interoperability achieved by connecting the Internet with the energy grids. The application of the IoE will be the infrastructure for the electric mobility.

Project: HTAS

Coordinated by: High Tech Automotive Systems group
Website: www.htas.nl
Partners: Philips and the TU/Eindhoven are part of the group
 
CO2 emission is a prime concern in relation to climate change. However the internal combustion engine running on carbon based fuels is expected to be the main propulsion concept for the next 20 years. The prime solution for the foreseeable future is the reduction of fuel consumption. The focus area ’Efficient Vehicle’ targets a 20% increase of the overall efficiency of diesel powered heavy duty vehicles. Electricity will be an important source of energy in the future for cars and light trucks. The Dutch industry aims to contribute to this development with innovations on system technology and vehicle concept to advance energy efficiency and safety. HTAS currently prepares an additional innovation programme on electric vehicle technology. This will be an existing extension of the HTAS programme.

Project: SuperLion

Coordinated by: Uppsala University
Funding Program: European Commission (FP7)
Partners: Philips Research, TU/Eindhoven
 
SUPERLION is a European FP7 project focused on down-scaling the Lithium-ion battery concept for new micro-technological applications.

Project: DCC+G

Coordinated by: Philips Research
Funding Program: ENIAC
Partners: Philips Research
 
The DC Components and Grids project will examine the energy efficiency improvement achieved with linking PV cells to lighting and heating/ventilation/cooling in buildings with DC power. The possibility of integrating batteries in these systems for load shedding and balancing of the grid is the link to BattMan.

Project: POLLUX

Coordinated by: Fiat Research Centre
Funding Program: ARTEMIS
Partners: ams, SINTEF
 
The objective of Pollux is to develop a distributed real time embedded systems platform for next generation electric vehicles, by using a component and programming-based design methodology. Reference designs and embedded systems architectures for high efficiency innovative mechatronics systems will be addressed with regard to requirements on composability, networking, security, robustness, diagnosis, maintenance, integrated resource management, evolvability and self-organization.

Project: ESTRELIA 

(Energy Storage with lowered cost and improved Safety and reliability for electrical vehicles)

Coordinated by: ams
Funding Program: European Commission (FP7)
Partners: ams
 
High costs together with concerns for driving range, reliability and safety are still the main hindrance for market adaption of full electrical vehicles (FEVs). ESTRELIA aims to provide building blocks with enhanced reliability and safety at lowered costs for smart energy storage for FEVs. ESTRELIA will also develop new safety sensors which are based on silicon based MEMS approaches delivering enhanced safety functions at lowered cost compared to existing solutions. While the gas sensor will allow detection of very low levels of volatile organic compounds as emitted in thermal overruns of battery packs, the new spark detector concept will enable general safety functions by flame detection from all hazardous events in a FEV. Finally the development of new actuators as low cost power antifuse together with the new energy management HW (BMS IC) and SW will enable dynamic reconfigurable topologies for the energy storage unit, thus still enabling the functionality of the FEV despite single failing cells.

Project: ISLES-2014

Funding Program: Dutch Point One
Partners: Philips, TU//Eindhoven, Metatronics
 
The project ISLES 2014 investigates the architecture of a control system for dynamic road lighting. Based on sensor information, the control system detect traffic, cyclists and pedestrians and adjusts the level of illumination accordingly. The ISLES 2014 project investigates suitable sensor systems, communication infrastructure, illumination control algorithms and the effect of illumination on safety perception.