ALLIANCE - AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE
Duration (months): 36
Start of project: 1/1/2017
End of project: 31/12/2019
Budget: € 8 million
Cofinanced by: EU
Coordinator: DAIMLER
Number of Partners: 18
Description of the project:

ALLIANCE deals with the development of novel advanced materials (steel, aluminium, hybrid) and production technologies, aiming at an average 25% weight reduction over 100k units/year, at costs of <3 €/kg, and reaching a 6% GWP reduction. The project will work on 8 different demonstrators of real vehicle models, 6 of which will be physically tested, aiming at market application by OEMs within 6 years from project end (in 2025). A transferability and scalability methodology will also be developed for results replication across other vehicle components and models in other segments. Additionally, the project will develop a mass-optimizer software tool and a multi-parameter design optimisation methodology and process, aiming at an accelerated pre-assessment of technologies over existing designs in a holistic framework.