ENGYS is delighted to confirm its participation in the project UPSCALE. The UPSCALE consortium has obtained a €4 million grant from the European Commission for the implementation of artificial intelligence in the development process of electric vehicles.
The project is to be carried out by a consortium of 11 companies and European entities of the automotive, software, engineering and research sectors. Applus IDIADA Automotive Technology, a company dedicated to automotive engineering, testing and homologation, is the project coordinator. The UPSCALE project (Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial intelligence for Electrified vehicles) will take place over the next three and a half years within the Horizon2020 R+D incentives program of the European Union. The consortium is comprised of: Algorithmica Technologies GmbH (Germany), Applus IDIADA (Spain), Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA (Italy), École Nationale Supérieure d’arts et métiers (France), ENGYS Ltd. (United Kingdom), ESI Group (France), F-Iniciativas (Spain), Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria), Volkswagen AG (Germany), Volvo Personvagnar AB (Sweden), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
The project is intended, on one hand, to reduce the development time of such vehicles and, on the other hand, to upgrade their specific features. Specifically, the project will enable 20% reduction of the development time for electric vehicles by applying new artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to aerodynamic and crash simulation. The European Union, by funding the UPCALE project through the Horizon 2020 grant, is seeking to foster electrical vehicle development in Europe and promoting the compliance of new laws and emissions standards.
The UPSCALE project kick-off meeting was held at the F.Iniciativas headquarters in Barcelona, bringing together representatives of the project partners.