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SPECTRA: Smart Personal Emission Free Transport in the City

National Project

he main objective of the project is to achieve an improvement in urban mobility by reducing congestion and the impact on the environment with the construction of a model that incorporates a wide range of technologies.

The objective of the project is to investigate how the personal vehicle connected to the infrastructures is highly efficient, thanks to the technologies and new materials used, contributing to a more ecological mobility in the city of the future, with the following purposes:

  • Research in technological areas that allow for the improvement of urban mobility in various fields:
    • Personal use vehicles more adapted to the reality and functionality of a city, and more efficient
    • Efficient recharging infrastructure
    • Vehicle – City Connectivity as a support for improved mobility
  • Analyse the possibilities that ICT can offer integrated with citizens, infrastructure and urban vehicles to provide solutions to real problems of city residents
  • To strengthen the national value chain in the field of automotive, associated electrical infrastructure and connectivity solutions that allow:
    • Acquire differential capacities and technologies, with high added value, that allow to improve its international positioning
    • Improve your competitiveness for highly demanding markets

The consortium includes 8 companies and 10 research bodies, including the Applied Electronics and Artificial Intelligence research group of ITCL – Castilla y León Institute of Technology

Ref. Convocatoria Programa Estratégico CIEN: IDI-20150667 (Sofitec)

Ref. Convocatoria Programa Estratégico CIEN: IDI-20150666 (Fagor)

Ref. Convocatoria Programa Estratégico CIEN: IDI-2015066 (Ayesa)

The role that ITCL plays within the large consortium is to create together with AYESA the design of Intelligent Algorithms as a support in the design of solutions to real problems and to create standardized interfaces for consumption and operation in the city of the future for application in connected vehicles.

Together with Sofitec it will be in charge of the development of ultra-light bodies for urban micro vehicles, optimizing the performance of urban personal transport micro vehicles. ITCL collaborates in the activities of multi-criteria analysis together with the Polytechnic University of Madrid. To do this it will carry out a study of different types of self-supporting bodywork in composite materials for electric micro vehicles and associated production processes.

ITCL will work with FAGOR in the development of the energy optimization algorithm, based on driving, for the new electronic systems of the vehicle. In the part of Smart Communication 2.0 in the electric vehicle, it will develop integrated communication systems in the vehicle and select the most appropriate protocols for the application for V2V communications and its integration into the smart city. A Smartphone application will be created for the management of these communications by the user.

On the other hand, it will be in charge of the recognition of charging patterns in the intelligent low voltage electric installations for the recharging of electric vehicles under the IEC 60364 regulations and the IEC 61890-2 standard for the communication between the charging pole and the vehicle based on wireless or induction technology.

The project is funded by the CDTI’s CIEN strategic programme call

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