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Sound shaping for safety in the next generation of electric vehicles

Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
SS4S
Funding entity
AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
Funding entity code
EIN2020-112372
Amount
15.000,00 €
Start date
2020-11-01
End date
2022-10-31
Abstract
There is an undeniable trade-off in new electric and hybrid vehicles regarding its sound quality. Comfort and sound brand perception compete with safety
related issues, because their current quietness and low detectability endanger vulnerable road users. This new scenario requires the traditional strategy
of noise reduction to be reconsidered and re-shaped into a more refined strategy based on the improvement of noise quality, annoyance reduction and
improved vehicle recognition. This is the reason why its development for the next generation of vehicles requires international cooperation of multiple
disciplines in electrical and mechanical engineering. Even fields of emerging importance such as sound quality, NVH, advanced automatic control, multiphysics
modelling, vehicle integration and functional safety have to be taken into account, which require specific disciplinary know-how combined with
multi-disciplinary co-design and multi-domain optimization.
In this context, SS4S (Sound shaping for safety in the next generation of electric vehicles) will create a unique interdisciplinary network of leading OEMs,
automotive industries, automotive research companies and top European universities to successfully write research and training oriented proposals to
address the major sound quality challenges of the next generation of vehicles. The result of this project will be the presentation of a MSCA proposal
under Horizon Europe (2021-27).
From previous collaborations, potential partners are Ferrari, Maserati or Volvo (as OEMs), Brose, Kolektor (as Tier1 suppliers), AVL, IDIADA, Siemens
Software or Virtual Vehicle (as research centers), EARPA (as automotive association) and INSA-Lyon, KU Leuven or University of Ljubljana (as
universities), with IDIADA (Spain) and KU Leuven (Belgium) being the key partners. UPC has previously collaborated with these partners positively and
the definitive consortium will be finally decided once the new calls of Horizon Europe specify the recommended number of PhD candidates.
The SS4S proposal will ensure a highly-experienced consortium in the sound quality of light-weight e-drives areas, encompassing sound and vibration
analysis of light-weight automotive e-drives including the human perception, NVH analysis and control strategies for auxiliary e-drives, and the
integration and complete vehicle level evaluation of sound quality related to e-drives.
From a human resources point of view, the future recruited researchers, following structured PhD programmes in top European universities, will receive
latest training not only in the above technical domains but also, they will expose to entrepreneurs skills (from business schools like ESADE), training
activities and secondments in order to build up the future leaders. ESRs will be able to provide specific solutions to the European industry and society,
this being a cornerstone in the career of each trained researcher.
Keywords
NVH, acionamientos eléctricos, automatic control, calidad del sonido, control automático, electric drives, electric/hybrid vehicles, modelado de sistemas, multi-physics modelling, passive safety, psico-acústica, psycho-acoustics, seguridad pasiva, sound quality, vehículos eléctricos/híbridos
Scope
Adm. Estat
Plan
PLAN ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA Y DE INNOVACIÓN 2017-2020
Resoluton year
2020
Funcding program
PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE I+D+I ORIENTADA A LOS RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD
Funding call
ACCIONES DE DINAMIZACIÓN EUROPA INVESTIGACIÓN
Grant institution
Agencia Estatal De Investigacion

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