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Project Coordinator

October 2019

EU Project Workshop in San Sebastian (Spain)

The key results of the OPTEMUS project have been presented by Ibai Ulacia Garmendia (Mondragon) at the EU Project Workshop on October 18th in San Sebastian (Spain). Further, OPTEMUS was also present in the poster session.

July 2019

Final General Assembly and Review Meeting in Turin

The Final General Assembly and Review Meeting of OPTEMUS has been successfully conducted on June 16th and 17th at CRF in Turin, presenting the key results of the project including the demonstrator vehicle (Fiat 500e) to project officer David Guedj.

June 2019

Open Innovation workshops in 3 different EU locations (Bergen, Rotterdam and Rome)

As part of WP1 activities, Bax & Company has performed this June 2019 the organisation and facilitation of Open Innovation workshops in 3 different EU locations (Bergen, Rotterdam and Rome) reflecting the diversity of EU ecosystem, in terms of weather conditions and current deployment of electromobility.

During the workshops we have been able to engage with […]

May 2019

Graz Symposium Virtual Vehicle 2019

Gero Mimberg (RWTH Aachen) has led the round table session „Design Optimization of Li-Ion-Battery Modules for use as Thermal Storage” at the Graz Symposium Virtual Vehicle 2019 (Austria).

September 2018

3D Cabin Model incl. Virtual Comfort Dummy finalized

The 3D cabin model including the virtual comfort dummy was finalized by ESI. It enables detailed investigations of the temperature and velocity field as well as the comfort sensation in the cabin for different use cases. The following video gives insights how the results can be examined on a tablet:

OPTEMUS_ESI Group Thermal Comfort V02_HD

June 2018

General Assembly and Review Meeting in Paris

The OPTEMUS General Assembly and Review Meeting 2018 was successfully conducted on 6. and 7. of June at IFPEN in Paris.

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.

February 2018

Thermal Management for EV and HEV Conference (Berlin)

The presentation “Increasing the Electric Drive Range of EVs and PHEVs through New Concepts of Thermal Conditioning for ePT Systems and Cabin” was shown by Walter Ferraris (CRF) at the Thermal Management for EV and HEV Conference, which was held on 13-15 February 2018 in Berlin.

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 […]