UPSCALE project (Upscaling Product development Simulation Capabilities exploiting Artificial intelligence for Electrified vehicles) will be executed over the next three and a half years within the R+D incentives programme of the European Union, Horizon 2020. The current focus of the project is to apply AI-methods to reduce the development time and increase the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) which are required by the automotive industry to reduce global emission levels, at the same time the project will also boost the competitive position of the automotive industry in Europe.

    The consortium has obtained a €4 million grant from the European Commission in the UPSCALE framework project, in which artificial intelligence will be implemented in the development of electrical vehicles. The project is to be carried out by a consortium of 11 companies and European entities from the automotive, software, engineering and research sectors. Applus IDIADA will play the role of coordinating the consortium.
    The project is intended, on one hand, to reduce the development time of such vehicles and, on the other hand, to upgrade their features. Specifically, the project will enable a 20% saving in electric vehicle development time by using new artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions applied in the aerodynamic and crash simulations. The European Union, by funding the UPCALE project through the Horizon 2020 grant, is seeking to foster the electric vehicle industry in Europe and at the same time promote compliance with the new laws and pollutant emissions standards in the region.
    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement number 824306.

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