The objective of ACHILES is to develop Advanced Architectures CHassis/Traction concept for Future ElectrIc vehicLES.
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 their own, but together they will significantly reduce weight, system complexity, and cost while increasing reliability, and user comfort and safety/security.
- A new wheel concept design will be equipped with full by-wire braking, including a new friction brake concept.
- A centralized computer platform 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 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 will significantly improve vehicle dynamics.
As a result of integrating these four concepts into an EV, the total cost of ownership will be reduced while driving range and autonomy will increase.
ACHILES is part of the E-VOLVE Cluster. To find out more about the Cluster visit its website.