Our project – Objectives

ACHILES will develop and enhance new parts and functionalities in a new E/E system architecture by developing and further integrating four technological concepts. Each of these four concepts are a technological paradigm shift and breakthrough on its own.

  1. A new wheel concept design will be equipped with full by-wire braking, including a new friction brake concept
  2. A centralized computer platform that will host the e-drive functionalities and reduce the number of ECUs and networks while fulfilling safety & security requirements. It will also support centralized domain controllers required to implement high automation and autonomy concepts, a key requirement for smart mobility.
  3. An out of phase control that will allow to intentionally operate the electric motor inefficiently to dissipate the excess of braking energy in case of fully charged batteries.
  4. A new torque vectoring algorithm that will significantly improve the vehicle dynamics.

As a result, the total cost of ownership will be reduced while the driving range as well as the autonomy will increase autonomy.

ACHILES is part of the E-VOLVE cluster.