The electrification of vehicles responds to numerous challenges facing society and economy today.
The introduction of electric vehicles is a benefit for the electrical system integration of renewable energy and smart grid power distribution. Electric vehicles may act injecting or demanding electricity in accordance with the specific needs of the smart grid.
The electrical solution introduces a number of inherent electromobility technologies, such as storage and electric traction or power electronics for control for power management. It also requires technology to improve efficiency of small electrical and lighting to minimize their impact on the battery.
In this sense, the design and architecture of future electric vehicles severely limit their development and undergo remarkable changes in their platforms. The small size of the wheel motors, flexibility in the distribution of the battery or weight distribution, for example, are aspects that will determine new vehicle concepts compared to large and unyielding heat engines, drive systems and deposits Fuel, or such as communication systems in the vehicle and incorporating the whole intelligent software for connecting the vehicle with its environment, for reasons of security and logistical charging (the latter very important due to anxiety range to generate the first generation of electric vehicle).
The trend towards the interconnectivity between electric vehicle and its environment (including other vehicles), no longer in line with current trends (social network connections ...) and the fact that increasingly greater extent, the vehicle is becoming livable.
CIT UPC provides companies and institutions our knowledge and experience in providing Electric Vehicle:
- Traction systems (morphologies reluctance electrical machines and permanent magnet hybrid systems axial flow engines ...).
- Modelling and control of electric motors.
- Design and development of chargers and V2G/V2H systems based on proprietary protocols and standards.
- Definition of specifications for charging stations.
- Design ultrafast charging stations.
- Battery Chargers: Lithium Ion, Ni MH, VRL
- Battery Management Systems.
- New requirements for electric vehicle EMC.
- Connectivity electric vehicle with its environment.
- Design by CFD and CSM components.
- Aeroacoustics and noise generation.
- Analysis of the impact of electric vehicles on power grids.
- Analysis of new business models for electric vehicles.
- To address the need to optimize the resources available in wireless networks TELCO4IOT project has emerged, led by the Research Group on Cellular Communications Networks (GRXCA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
- The project involves the participation of the Center for Innovation in Electronics, Motion Control and Industrial Applications (MCIA) of the UPC. The main aim is to construct a digital twin to monitor, visualise and manage the state of maintenance of hospital equipment.
- The RODIN project, in which the Signal Processing and Communications Group (SPCOM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) participates, seeks to solve two major challenges that hinder the communication and processing of large volumes of data.
- The inLab FIB of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) collaborates with SEAT and the Volkswagen Group Innovation in the Predictive eBoost project.