IMPERIUM - Implementation of powertrain control for economic and clean real driving emission and fuel consumption

Scope:
Fuel economy is a key aspect to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency of freight traffic, thus increasing truck competitiveness. The main objective of the IMPERIUM project is to achieve fuel consumption reduction of up to 20% (diesel and urea) whilst keeping the vehicle within the legal limits for pollutant emissions. The IMPERIUM consortium consist of major European actors and is able to provide a 100% European value chain for the development of future powertrain control strategies for trucks.

Objectives:
IMPERIUM's main innovations and targeted key results are: 
Objective 1: Development of a methodology and simulation environment for assessing the performance of HD trucks in real-driving conditions
Objective 2: Development of Dynamic eHorizon system for Heavy Duty trucks
Objective 3: Three advanced fuel efficient Heavy Duty Demonstrators, each integrating eHorizon and providing different approaches of Vehicle Control Units and powertrain configurationsLong haulage heavy duty application – DAF with focus on predictive powertrain supervisor, predictive engine control and predictive waste heat recovery 
Long haulage heavy duty application – IVECO with focus on energy management supervisor, engine control, micro-hybrid and smart auxiliaries 
Long haulage heavy duty application – VOLVO with focus on integrated powertrain control and model-based engine control with mission adaptation
Objective 4: Analysis and validation of the project outcomes by means of in-vehicle fuel consumption and emissions measurements integrated into the proposed simulation environment

Partner organizations

  • Ricardo UK (Private, United Kingdom)
  • Wabco (Private, Belgium)
  • Czech Technical University in Prague (Academic, Czech Republic)
  • Iveco S.p.A. (Private, Italy)
  • Continental Automotive Gmbh (Private, Germany)
  • Honeywell Prague Laboratory (Research Institute, Czech Republic)
  • DAF Trucks NV (Private, Netherlands)
  • Bosch (Private, Germany)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Academic, Italy)
  • FPT Motorenforschung AG (Private, Switzerland)
  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
  • Polytechnic University of Turin (Academic, Italy)
  • AVL (Private, Austria)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Academic, Netherlands)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Academic, Germany)
  • FEV (Private, Germany)
Start date 01/09/2016
End date The project is closed: 31/08/2019

Published: Thu 03 Sep 2020.