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.
- A new wheel concept design will be equipped with full by-wire braking, including a new friction brake concept
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.