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From the NGC Urban Modular Vehicle Basic to the autonomous driving Cargomover: the modular body for the future urban electric vehicle

Münster, Marco and Schäffer, Michael and Sturm, Ralf and Friedrich, Horst and Kopp, Gundolf (2017) From the NGC Urban Modular Vehicle Basic to the autonomous driving Cargomover: the modular body for the future urban electric vehicle. In: Strategies in Car Body Engineering, pp. 33-47. Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG, Hanover/ Germany. Strategien des Karosseriebaus 2017, 22.-23. März 2017, Bad Nauheim.

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Abstract

With the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Next Generation Car (NGC) Metaproject, the concepts and technologies, tools and methods for selected vehicles are developed in a networked research infrastructure. In the various disciplines of vehicle concepts, vehicle structure, drive train, energy and thermal management, vehicle intelligence and mechatronic chassis, the three vehicle concepts of the NGC are presented virtually and partially as demonstrators in various technological areas. The Urban Modular Vehicle (UMV) addresses an urban intelligent electric vehicle with a modular body in white. The Interurban Vehicle (IUV) is distinguished by its long range, comfortable interior and a CFRP body, and the Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV) is a lightweight fuel cell vehicle with an aluminium sandwich vehicle body of the L7e class. Flexibility in production will be especially required in the future if the production volume of highly automated electric vehicles during market launch continues to be low. The submitted contribution therefore presents the strategy of the modular platform concept for the vehicle body variants of the UMV. The UMV specifically illustrates the ability to move from conventional self-driven road vehicles to completely autonomous vehicles. The NGC UMV offers this flexibility via an intelligent, modular platform concept in the vehicle body structure, in the power train and in the different levels of automation. The analysed and presented variants of the UMV are: - UMV Basic, 2 + 2 seats, length 3.6 m - UMV Long, 2 + 2 seats, length 4 m with a larger boot - UMV 2 + Cargo, a small delivery vehicle - the fully autonomous UMV Peoplemover with 2 + 2 seats - UMV Cargomover, a fully automated delivery vehicle.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113202/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:From the NGC Urban Modular Vehicle Basic to the autonomous driving Cargomover: the modular body for the future urban electric vehicle
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Münster, MarcoMarco.Muenster (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schäffer, MichaelMichael.Schaeffer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sturm, RalfRalf.Sturm (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, HorstHorst.Friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, GundolfGundolf.Kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Strategies in Car Body Engineering
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 33-47
Editors:
EditorsEmail
UNSPECIFIEDVincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG
Publisher:Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG, Hanover/ Germany
Status:Published
Keywords:NGC, Urban, UMV, modular body in White, Compact Car, Peoplemover, Cargomover, Floorcrash, Crashmodule, Crash, Batterybox, Electric Vehicle, autonomous driving
Event Title:Strategien des Karosseriebaus 2017
Event Location:Bad Nauheim
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.-23. März 2017
Organizer:Automotive Circle
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGC Fahrzeugstruktur (old), V - NGC Fahrzeugkonzepte (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Vehicle Architectures and Lightweight Design Concepts
Deposited By: Münster, Marco
Deposited On:16 Nov 2017 18:05
Last Modified:16 Nov 2017 18:05

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