September 2022 - AVEC 2022 conference presentation slides
The 15th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC), has just ended. The presentation by University of Surrey (UoS) titled "Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Preview-Based Traction Control" can be watched here, and the presentation slides can be downloaded here.
The presentation discusses an active safety controller - Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) preview-based traction control. It includes a video of the Multi-Moby vehicle tested on a low friction road surface.
August 2022 - Multi-Moby at AVEC 2022 conference
University of Surrey (UoS) will be at the 15th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC), virtually presenting a paper titled "Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Preview-Based Traction Control" on 14th September, 3.30pm (JST, UTC+9).
The paper discusses an active safety controller - Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) preview-based traction control. It involves testing of the Multi-Moby vehicle on a low friction road surface and assessing the controller's performance.
The AVEC 2022 conference (12 - 15 September) was to be held in Japan but is now a virtual event due to the COVID situation there.
More details on the conference can be found here.
June 2022 - Multi-Moby in NeMMo 2022 congress
Join us at the NeMMo 2022 congress in Nantes, France, 6-7 July 2022!
Multi-Moby partner I-FEVS will be be involved in a session, presenting "Steel Tubular space frame for battery pack integration for small Passengers, Urban Delivery Vehicles an Pick Ups. Approach to the microfactory concept and solutions".
For further details and registration, see here.
May 2022 - Introducing the Multi-Moby vehicles
Watch a video introducing the vehicles here, which includes crash tests of the vehicle.
The next steps will be to install and test active safety features (developed in the Multi-Moby project) on the vehicles.
March 2022 - Powercapacitor batteries have arrived
Altreonic (ALT) has now reached the milestone of delivering a powercapacitor battery pack in the Multi-Moby project.
The powercapacitor battery cell is a hybrid supercapacitor-battery in a single cell. It offers a high power density, hence a fast-charging capability in combination with many other advantages like safety (no-fire risk), simplicity and robustness (no battery management system required, no active cooling or heating needed), a high depth-of-discharge (96%) and a long cycle life (20000 cycles).
For more details, see here.
March 2022 - Multi-Moby in the Second i-HeCoBatt webinar
Multi-Moby will be presenting in the "Second i-HeCoBatt Webinar on Innovation and Industrialisation Challenges for Next-Generation EV Components" on 3 March online.
We will show the latest results on pre-emptive vehicle safety controllers, as well as the results from the Multi-moby vehicle crash tests.
February 2022 - Accepted SAE Technical Paper
A joint paper by members of the E-VOLVE cluster, titled "Towards brand-independent architectures, components and systems for next generation electrified vehicles optimised for the infrastructure" has been accepted in "SAE Technical Papers".
January 2022 - Multi-Moby vehicles structurally complete
Three of the Multi-Moby vehicles are now structurally complete. In the photo on the right, the vehicles from left to right are: 1) pick-up, 2) van, 3) passenger vehicle. The next steps are software installation on the vehicles, and subsequently on-road testing.
January 2022 - Multi-Moby in the H2020RTR21 event
Multi-Moby will be presenting in the H2020RTR21 conference on 29 March in Brussels.
The H2020RTR21 conference aims at gathering selected H2020 funded projects on road transport areas, to give the attendees an overall picture of the achievements of EU funded R&I, and to identify the next steps needed to reach the overall EU transport policy objectives.
December 2021 - Accepted journal paper
A paper by University of Surrey, titled "Predictive anti-jerk and traction control for V2X connected electric vehicles with central motor and open differential" has been accepted in "IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology", which is a quartile 1 journal for automotive engineering.
The paper discusses pre-emptive vehicle controllers based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC), which can increase passenger comfort and reduce wheel slip when the vehicle encounters a low friction patch on the road.
Download here (open-access)
November 2021 - EGVI Project Portfolio
The EGVI Project Portfolio 2018 - 2020 has been published. Multi-Moby is proud to be part of the EGVI (European Green Cars and Green Vehicles Initiative) partnership.
November 2021 - General assembly
The Multi-Moby general assembly was held on 9-10 November 2021, in I-FEVS, Turin, Italy. This was our first face-to-face meeting since the coronavirus pandemic.
October 2021 - Battery Builder (battery load simulator) is available
Altreonic-Kurt.energy's (ALT) has developed a Battery Builder, which is a battery load simulator for configuring a battery pack before it is actually built. With a load profile and a selected reference battery as input, the Battery Builder can produce the battery load over the given profile and deduct calendar lifetime parameters taking into account the actual load, the temperature profile, and how the battery will be used.
Kurt.energy has released the Battery Builder as an online beta version that registered developers can use to submit their own load profiles. The simulator is accessed through a standard browser.
For more details, see here.
October 2021 - Vehicle testing
The Multi-Moby vehicle testing has started in I-FEVS. This includes testing the vehicle on a rolling bench, as well as a test track as seen in the photo to the right.
September 2021 - E-VOLVE
The Multi-Moby project is now part of the Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value and Efficiency (E-VOLVE) cluster, which involves eight projects from the GV-01 Horizon 2020 for joint dissemination, exploitation and standardization activities.
July 2021 - Pre-emptive vehicle stability
A pre-emptive stability control function has been successfully tested on the ZEBRA vehicle by University of Surrey. This involves pre-emptive braking based on nonlinear model predictive control when the speed is too high for an upcoming road curvature.
December 2020 - Project kick-off
The Multi-Moby kick-off meeting took place on 15-16 December 2020. Due to coronavirus pandemic, it was conducted online with a teleconference.