3Ccar Intends to Enhance Reliability and Robustness in Highly-Automated Vehicles

September 17, 2019 Alix Paultre

3Ccar brought together 48 partners from 14 different countries to work on innovative highly-integrated semiconductor-based solutions. Infineon Technologies manages and coordinates the project. The 3Ccar project kicked off in 2015 and ran for 41 months. The 11 German partners have now presented their research results in a final report.

The partners’ overriding goal was to reduce complexity, while at the same time enhancing the reliability of electric and automated vehicles. To this end, 3Ccar developed a new system approach that reorganizes vehicle architecture into what are known as vehicle domains. These domains enable functional and task-oriented coordination. It reduces complexity despite growing requirements, significantly simplifying the development of autonomous electric vehicles.

Working together with the Fraunhofer Institutes IISB and IPA, 3Ccar developed a modular and flexible concept for future batteries to be used in electric and hybrid vehicles. The sensors and electronic components are integrated with the battery cell network instead of at battery pack level.

With help from Infineon, Daimler, Fraunhofer IISB, and Lange Aviation, 3Ccar developed a new safety shut-off for discharging fuel cells. Compared to rival products available today, this shut-off is more compact and can be reused.

Learn more at 3ccar.eu.

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