Electrical powertrain HEalth Monitoring for Increased Safety of FEVs

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 28/02/2015
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Website: http://www.hemis-eu.org/

The advent of Fully Electric Vehicle (FEV) in mass production presents new challenges to automotive manufacturers due to the immaturity of the new building blocks, which can reduce their safety and reliability. Among these blocks is the electric powertrain (electric traction motor and power electronics motor control). HEMIS project has two objectives. The first one is to design a Prognostic Health Monitoring System able to provide a failsafe state regarding the electric powertrain and the emitted electromagnetic field. It will also predict the remaining useful life of the equipment, thus enabling enhanced maintenance and reduction of costs. The second objective is to assess electromagnetic compatibility issues and the impact of electromagnetic fields (including low frequency emissions) on human health. Based on this research, electric cars manufacturers will be provided with design and testing guidelines regarding the emitted electromagnetic fields. Testing guidelines are also expected to be incorporated as a part of emissions standards.