Start date: May 1, 2019
End date: November 30, 2021
The VAIVEC project is aimed to develop technologies that lead to the design of a highly versatile industrial electric vehicle in its applications. This can be applied to industrial vehicles, ranging from an AGV (automated guided vehicle) that can transport loads up to 200 kg, to forklift tractors carrying loads up to 25 tons. This project will allow these vehicles to have high-energy efficiency, reduced carbon footprint, and be interconnected to an industry 4.0 environment.
Zizu is the company coordinating this project, where, in addition to NAITEC, BeePlanet, Anteral, Inycom, Truck & Wheel and Geoactivo also participate.
NAITEC is in charge of various tasks within this project:
- Development of an electronic system that is embedded onto the vehicle, which can detect obstacles and act accordingly. Thus, it incorporates LIDAR technology (capable of 3D object recognition) and radars. Its management is carried out in real time in the vehicle’s embedded system.
- Development of a virtual model that simulates the vehicle’s energy consumption, aiming to make it as efficient and intelligent as possible.
- Test bench to simulate the propulsion system: engine, transmission and batteries, corroborating the thermal management strategy calculated in the virtual model.
- Development of a dynamic vehicle analysis model, which analyses and simulates the vehicle behaviour during its service and in view of the different scenarios it may be encounter.
Project financed by the Government of Navarre in its request for tender for strategic R&D projects 2019 – 2021.