Safe and Efficient Electrical Vehicle

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 31/08/2013
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Website: www.efuture-eu.org/

The idea of intelligent vehicles that cope with safety requirements and adapt their energy needs is a long-term strategy. eFuture wants to prepare the next generation of electric vehicle by creating a platform which minimises its energy needs while dynamically balancing safety and energy efficiency needs. Special interest is drawn to the influence of this strategy on the driver by acceptance investigations.

Optimising each component separately is not enough, an overall concept which looks at the interactions between the components is mandatory. The strategies to control the actuators will be integrated for safety issues, comfort driving and energy efficiency. ADAS functions will be re-worked and decision units will manage the transition between modes for safety and energy optimisation which also requires a strategy set for the priorities in terms of energy needs during requests collision.