New methodologies for designing and applying high-strength steels in the automotive and other industries

2023-10-26T13:53:48+02:00June 29th, 2023|Automotive, Metallic and Ceramic Materials, Press Notes|

The Eurecat Manresa technology centre has today showcased innovative testing methodologies for the design and optimal application of high-performance metallic materials which are of particular interest in the automotive, transport and other industries and have been developed as part of the European ToughSteel, Crystal and MiPre projects. Solutions have been unveiled to assess and determine critical properties in this [...]

European consortium to invest €4 million in developing safer, lighter and greener vehicle structures

2023-01-26T16:11:51+01:00January 25th, 2023|Automotive, Metallic and Ceramic Materials, Press Notes|

The European Flexcrash project, funded with €4 million by the European Union under its Horizon Europe programme, is to develop flexible and hybrid manufacturing technology using high-strength green aluminium alloys to produce adaptive crash-tolerant vehicle structures. The project addresses the main challenges facing the automotive industry including compliance with greenhouse gas emission regulations and [...]

New system enabling human-robot collaboration in industry rolled out

2023-05-18T14:24:07+02:00October 19th, 2022|Automotive, Autonomous and professional robotics, Metallic and Ceramic Materials, Press Notes|

Barcelona has today hosted the closing event in the European Sharework project, coordinated by the Eurecat technology centre, which has rolled out a new smart system for safe and ergonomic collaboration between robots and workers in industrial manufacturing processes by tapping artificial intelligence and process data analysis. The project has developed flexible software made up [...]

New cybersecurity toolbox designed to protect automated and connected mobility systems

2022-09-21T07:14:08+02:00September 15th, 2022|Automotive, Big Data, Press Notes, Smart Management Systems|

The European SELFY project is to develop a self-assessment and self-protection toolbox to enhance the security and resilience of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM) systems against potential cyber-attacks and malicious actions. This is at a time when around 50 million connected and automated cars are expected to be on the road in Europe [...]

BATTECH leads two strategic projects to innovate in electric vehicle batteries with budgets coming to over €23 million

2023-05-18T14:34:44+02:00September 9th, 2022|Automotive, Canvi Climàtic, Press Notes, Sustainability|

BATTECH, the preeminent battery R&D and innovation centre in southern Europe, is leading two strategic electric mobility projects to develop batteries for electric vehicles which are lighter, more sustainable and free of critical materials such as cobalt. The projects’ combined budgets stand at over €23 million. One of them is the MARBEL European consortium, [...]

Creating lighter, more sustainable electric vehicle batteries free from critical materials such as cobalt

2022-10-17T14:38:01+02:00June 29th, 2022|Automotive, Press Notes, Sustainability|

BATTECH, southern Europe’s leading centre in battery R&D, is taking part in the Battery Show Europe fair, held this week in Stuttgart, where it will present the latest innovations in the field of e-mobility, with projects aimed at developing batteries for electric vehicles that are lighter, more sustainable and free from critical materials such [...]

A predictive maintenance model makes it possible to anticipate errors in the functioning of public transport access doors and ramps

2022-10-17T15:33:01+02:00March 29th, 2022|Automotive, Press Notes, Smart Management Systems|

Starting today, at the Advanced Factories fair, the Eurecat technology centre is exhibiting a system created in collaboration with Masats in the area of predictive maintenance. This system incorporates artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics to anticipate errors in the operation of public transport vehicle access systems, with doors and ramps, developed by the company. The [...]

Electrification, shared mobility, connectivity, autonomous driving and constant updating are the top five automotive megatrends

2022-04-16T00:02:25+02:00January 24th, 2022|Automotive, Press Notes, Sustainability|

Engine electrification, shared mobility, connectivity, autonomous driving and constant software updates are the five top megatrends which are shaping technological innovation in the automotive industry, where 40 percent of new car production is expected to be electric or hybrid by 2030. Electric vehicles “are a major trend in the industry although there are also a [...]

Testing an alternative source of critical raw materials for aluminium alloys for electric vehicles

2022-04-17T23:10:04+02:00November 25th, 2021|Automotive, Metallic and Ceramic Materials, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre is coordinating the Salema project which draws on a circular economy model using waste and scrap as an alternative source of critical raw materials while also replacing them with aluminium alloy components for electric vehicles. The project is to run four industrial pilot schemes to validate new aluminium alloys with five demonstrations of [...]

Eurecat leads €11.7-million European project to build more sustainable and efficient batteries

2022-04-20T15:33:03+02:00October 15th, 2021|Automotive, Press Notes, Sustainability|

The Eurecat technology centre is coordinating the European Marbel project equipped with an €11,703,385 budget. It is developing an innovative and competitive lightweight battery with a longer useful life, improved efficiency, higher energy density and shorter charging times to fast-track mass market uptake of electric vehicles. Marbel is to design, develop and demonstrate a new compact, modular, [...]

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