IDIADA, as a global partner to the automotive industry, provides complete solutions for automotive development projects worldwide. IDIADA’s Technical Centre is located 70 km south of Barcelona (Spain), having subsidiaries and branch offices in several European, American and Asian countries with a total work force of more than 2,000 employees worldwide in 26 countries. The core services IDIADA provides are: Engineering, Proving Ground and Homologation. Main fields of engineering activity are power train, emissions, noise & vibration, vehicle dynamics, electronics & communications, fatigue & durability and active and passive safety. The core services of IDIADA are:
1) Vehicle Test and Engineering where the main fields of activity are: Design Engineering (CAS / CAD / CAE); Passive Safety; Active Safety; Powertrain & Emissions; NVH development and validation (Noise, Vibration and Harshness); Fatigue & Durability; and Electric system and Electronics development and validation
2) Homologation: Applus IDIADA is an accredited technical service designated by several European approval authorities and also recognised or accredited by other national authorities around the world.
3) Proving Ground: IDIADA’s proving ground is recognized as one of the best facilities in the world, and is renowned for the quality of its customer service. As a multi-user facility, safety and confidentiality are of the highest priority.
IDIADA is member of the EARPA (European Automotive Research Partners Association) Executive Board, ERTICO (Europe’s Intelligent Transportation System organization) and research board representative in the EGVIA (European Green Vehicle Initiative Association) board.
IDIADA’s task in ACHILES is to perform vehicle level testing in order to provide an independent validation to the developed tools. In the frame of a multiplatform application of the selected architecture, it is clearly key to have a testing partner, acting with independence with respect to component or vehicle suppliers. IDIADA acts as engineering provider in the project consortium, providing necessary expertise to support the development and vehicle integration of all different systems developed on the new prototype vehicle.