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Project Coordinator

April 2018

Presentation of DENSO poster at the TRA 2018

Andrés Caldevilla showed the efforts from DENSO in the OPTEMUS project on the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018 in Vienna with more than 1500 attendants.

EVER Conference 2018 in Monaco

Antonio Sciarretta presented the paper “Thermal Management Optimization of a Heat-Pump-Based HVAC System for Cabin Conditioning in Electric Vehicles” at the Thirteenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER) in Monaco.

January 2018

Publication in the ATZ 2018/01

Alois Steiner (Virtual Vehicle Research Center), Gero Mimberg (RWTH Aachen University), Felix Weidmann (Fraunhofer) and Andrés Caldevilla (DENSO) published an Article with the title “Using a Traction Battery as Thermal Storage” in the german automotive magazine “ATZ”. In there, the advantages of the OPTEMUS technologies compact refrigeration unit (CRU), preconditioning and the battery as thermal […]

September 2017

General Assembly Meeting in Salerno, Italy

The OPTEMUS General Assembly meeting 2017 was successfully conducted on 27. and 28. of September at the University of Salerno in Italy.

August 2017

Springer Book Comprehensive Energy Management

The Springer book “Comprehensive Energy Management – Eco Routing & Velocity Profiles” with contributions from IPFEN and the Virtual Vehicle Research Center (Editors Bernhard Brandstätter and Daniel Watzenig, both Virtual Vehicle Research Center) was published in 2017.

June 2017

IEEE International Conference on Clean Electrical Power in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Giovanni Spagnuolo (UNISA) gave an oral presentation entitled “Experimental Evaluation of a MPPT Technique for Electrical Mobility PV Applications” at the IEEE conference “ICCEP-2017” (IEEE International Conference on Clean Electrical Power) in Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy) (June 27-29). It was focused on the main contributions from UNISA to the OPTEMUS project in terms of design, […]

April 2017

European Electric Vehicle Congress 2017 in Geneva

Andrés Caldevilla (DENSO) held a poster presentation with the title “Efficient preconditioning for EVs” at the conference “EEVC-2017” (European Electric Vehicle Congress) in Geneva (April 14-16), focusing on the main contributions from DENSO to the OPTEMUS project (preconditioning strategy and HMI, as well as a compact water-to-water heat pump system), which enable maximum comfort with […]

EVER Conference 2017 in Monaco

The Twelft International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER) was held between April 11-13 in Monaco. The OPTEMUS team was well represented at the EVER Conference with the following presentations:

Gero Mimberg (IKA, RWTH Aachen): “Battery Concept to Minimize the Climate-Related Reduction of Electric Vehicles Driving Range”
Alois Steiner (Virtual Vehicle Research Center): “Reducing the […]

November 2016

One-day dissemination event “Improving energy efficieny in electric vehicle” in Bologna, Italy

Increasing the range of electric vehicles remains one of the biggest challenges in the automotive industry. So 38 partners from 3 EU-funded projects organised a one-day event to share their insights on the latest trends and technologies to improve energy efficiency in electric vehicles.

One hundred participants got together during this informative day, on November 24, […]

IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2016) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Giovanni De Nunzio (IFP Energies nouvelles) presented a work entitled “A Model-Based Eco-Routing Strategy for Electric Vehicles in Large Urban Networks” at the IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2016) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 4th 2016. A novel eco-routing navigation strategy and energy consumption modeling approach for electric vehicles […]