Our Project – Objectives

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.

  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 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 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 will significantly improve vehicle dynamics.

Achiles Concept Car

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.