Today, climate change has become a reality and all efforts are focused on the mitigation of human actions on the environment. In addition, the automotive industry has to face new challenges in a market that is increasing their competitiveness, and has to deal with high energy prices.
These threats require rethinking production processes to increase efficiency. Therefore, the project EuroEnergest directed by Enertika is created in order to achieve this goal. This project is funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme.
The project aims to reduce by at least 10% energy consumption of air conditioning systems and manufacturing processes in the automotive industry by developing an Intelligent Energy Management System (IEMS). The IEMS enables interaction between charges, power generation equipment and the environment and operating conditions to optimize energy consumption.
This R&D project has the ambitious challenge of implementing a prototype in a sector as demanding as automotive (SEAT, near Barcelona - Spain), allowing the transfer of technology developed in other markets and the return on public investment.
The consortium partners teaming with Enertika and SEAT are UPC (ES), Brunel University (UK), Comfort Engineering Consulting (HU) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI).
The contribution of the inLab in this project has been to develop the frontend part of this application. Specifically, we have developed the frontend configuration input parameter optimization and part of the IEMS optimized display data on the web.