News & Events

Find below a list of recent events regarding HIFI-ELEMENTS. For an overview of project publications, please visit our Results section.


HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
11 January 2021

Our final newsletter has been released. After 39 months of successful project time, HiFi-ELEMENTS would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest and loyalty. We are happy that since our first newsletter in October 2018 we were able to continuously present our project results to a constantly growing number of people from all branches.


Our new partner project: iModBatt
25 September 2020

We are happy to present our new partner project: iModBatt. The aim of iModBatt is to design and manufacture, with the minimum environmental impact, a high energy density modular Battery Pack, which is flexible enough to be used in automotive and small stationary applications. This Battery Pack will be suitable for industrial automated assembly with an easy disassembly design, to make possible the shift from primary applications to secondary ones, and to facilitate the Battery Pack recyclability or parts replacement if necessary. Read more...


Joint Network Event
16 September 2020

HIFI-ELEMENTS, OBELICS and DEMOBASE were pleased to enable a broad exchange of knowledge on the (production-line of) electric vehicles of the future in their Joint Network Event. 120 participants attended various demonstrations, presentations and videos, involving speakers from several European countries in this very successful, fully virtual venue.


HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
30 June 2020

There is some important information on our contributions to the 41st Vienna Motor Symposium and the Transport Research Arena (TRA2020), along with a report about our progress regarding EleMA: A Reference Simulation Model Architecture and Interface Standard for Modeling and Testing of Electric Vehicles. We would also like to remind you of the joint final event taking place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. Read more...


HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
10 June 2020

Our sixth newsletter has been released. On behalf of all participating project partners, we are pleased to invite you to the joint final event of three research and innovation projects: HIFI-ELEMENTS, OBELICS and Demobase. The event will take place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. Please claim your place until 8 July 2020! Read more...


HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
17 February 2020

Our fifth newsletter has been released. We are pleased to provide you with an overview of our latest results. This newsletter will focus on two recently published deliverables. The first contribution will address a “Simulation Framework as xMOD Simulation Extension” while the second section will put the emphasis on establishing a “Connection of the Project Test and Simulation Framework with Data Management Tool”. Read more...

Technical Cluster Workshop
Brussels, Belgium - 12 February 2020

There was a Clustering Event supported by Project Officer Monica Giannini and the Head of Horizon 2020 Department at INEA, Alan Haigh. Key subjects such as Battery, BMS, and Co-simulation were addressed, enabling a broad exchange between Horizon 2020 projects Obelics, Demobase, and HIFI-ELEMENTS.


HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
9 December 2019

Our fourth newsletter has been released. After more than two project years, we would like to present a summary of the progress we have made. The emphasis is put on our new procedure to calibrate battery models and models of electric machines. Read more...

General Assembly
Turin, Italy - 30-31 October 2019

The General Assembly took place at Iveco in Turin, Italy. Important topics such as component development, simulation management, objectives and requirements were discussed during this meeting. Participating partners presented their recent breakthroughs and agreed upon future actions.

Horizon 2020 Workshop
San Sebastián, Spain - 18 October 2019

The European projects iModBatt and GHOST organised a workshop in San Sebastián to present the results achieved so far. HIFI-ELEMENTS is happy to have participated in this workshop. This enabled us to make our contribution and to initiate a thorough exchange with professionals from several European countries. Read more...

Tag des System Engineering
Munich, Germany - 6 October 2019

The annual TdSE Conference was hosted in Munich, Germany. This event aims to address all interested individuals, along with professionals and decision-makers from German-speaking countries. HIFI-ELEMENTS was able to take the opportunity and present recent project outcomes. The emphasis was put on the exchange with a broad audience, supporting a sustainable technical development. Read more...


Mid Term Review Meeting
Brussels, Belgium - 5 June 2019

The official Mid Term Review Meeting took place at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium on 5 June 2019. A successful and constructive meeting addressed the achievements of HIFI-ELEMENTS.

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The development of vehicles and vehicle sub-systems is a complex task and requires the pooling of expertise from many different domains of science and technology and tight collaborations between different entities, part of a wide and tiered supply chain. Market forces require a constant reduction of time-to-market. Consumers and legislators require a continuous reduction of cost and energy consumption, coupled with improvements in safety and comfort. These forces require a more efficient development process, and an increased virtualisation is providing a number of tools: modelling and simulation are two of these tools. Today, simulation (“Virtual testing”) has earned its place in the automotive development process as a valuable complement to performing physical tests. Physical tests are time-consuming, costly and often of limited use in the early stages of product development when hardware representative of design intent is not available. Developments in the past 10 years have made simulation a usable methodology. Currently, within the automotive product development cycle virtual and heterogeneous testing is becoming increasingly established through component, module and vehicle-level simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop test-beds, enabled by ever increasing computing power and communications bandwidth available. Though a number of standards in this field have been established (FMI, ASAM XiL API), models are still mostly created in a fragmented manner: using domain-specific tools to create, manage and execute simulations without standardisation of the content of the functional interfaces (FMI does standardise the format) and limited scalability. This fragmentation leads to a lot of redundant effort as models of the same component or system are re-created several times. The HIFI-ELEMENTS project, funded by the Horizon 2020, is addressing this fragmentation through two main mechanisms that include: a) The development, validatation and publication of a recommendation for standardisation of model interfaces for common e-drive components (e-machine, inverter, battery, DC/DC converter, thermal management system) and implementation of compliant versions of existing models. b) The implementation of a seamless workflow linking extended versions of existing tools — a model/data management tool and a co-simulation tool for MiL and HiL environments — augmented with effort-saving automated methods for model parameterisation and test case generation. HIFI-ELEMENTS is proposing solutions that can overcome the current remaining limitations and by the end of the project it will showcase how fragmentation can be reduced and existing tools can be used more efficiently to improve scalability, modularity and real-time use of simulations for system characterisation, optimisation and validation and thus, enable faster introduction of novel e-drive technologies to the market. As the Project Officer on behalf of the European Commission for the HIFI-ELEMENTS project, it is my great pleasure to say that this project is progressing very well, with high quality results and deliverables, and all expectations are met with great success thanks to the great collaboration of this strong consortium.

Dr Marina Kousoulidou
EC Project Officer

HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
4 June 2019

Our third newsletter has been released. After 18 months, half of the total project time has passed and the first project objectives have been accomplished. This newsletter provides a description of the research and development activities towards a standardisation of model interfaces for common e-drive components. Read more...


HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
26 March 2019

Our second newsletter has been released. This edition of our newsletter gives a short overview of the first year’s achievements. Read more...

Steering Committee Meeting
Aachen, Germany - 13 March 2019

The Steering Committee came together at the Ford Research Center in Aachen, Germany. This enabled an extensive discussion about key topics such as objectives, requirements and vehicle topologies. The progress of various Working Packages was presented - focusing on development, dissemination, administration as well as model, data and simulation management.

General Assembly
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom - 18-19 October 2018

The General Assembly took place at Ricardo in Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom. Important topics such as component development, simulation management, objectives and requirements were discussed during this meeting. Participating partners presented the progress of their dedicated Working Packages and future actions were planned.

HIFI-ELEMENTS Project Newsletter
18 October 2018

Our first newsletter has been released. It features various information about achievements within HIFI-ELEMENTS along with upcoming events, presentations and research activities. Read more...

21 August 2018

Our new project flyer has been released. It features various information on HIFI-ELEMENTS and partners involved, including the most important facts regarding project objectives. Read more...

Horizon 2020 Cross-Project Synchronisation Meeting
Paris, France - 26 April 2018

The Horizon 2020 Cross-Project Synchronisation Meeting and Dissemination Event took place in Paris, France at Siemens Industry Software SAS in April 2018. An extensive communication between Horizon 2020 partners HIFI-ELEMENTS and OBELICS has been enabled throughout this meeting, presenting both approaches and recent results of the participants.

Steering Committee Meeting
Paderborn, Germany - 15 March 2018

The Steering Committee met at dSPACE in Paderborn, Germany. An extensive dialogue regarding key topics such as objectives, requirements and vehicle topologies was enabled during this meeting. Participating partners presented the progress of their dedicated Working Packages - focusing on development, dissemination, administration as well as model, data and simulation management.

WP3 - Toolchain Workshop
Trappes, France - March 2018

The WP3 Toolchain Workshop was held in Trappes, France at FEV France in March 2018. FEV presented a Co-simulation program tool to execute and simulate models. dSPACE presented a program tool to organise and to manage tests, models and parameters. After both presentations the interaction and implementation of WP3 toolchain were discussed.

WP3 Kick-off Meeting
Paderborn, Germany - January 2018

The Kick-off Meeting for WP3 took place in Paderborn, Germany at dSPACE in January 2018. Each WP3 partner presented the intentions and procedure of their working part. After each presentation was a discussion to match the particular intentions to the global target of WP3. Furthermore, interface standards, data types and usable program tools were discussed. At the end the further procedure was planned for the whole year. To this, meetings and workshops were determined.

WP1 Partner Meeting
Turin, Italy - December 2017

The first WP1 Partner Meeting was held in Turin, Italy at IVECO in December 2017. The meeting was intended to establish a common understanding of simulation models and agree on an architecture of these models. The architecture will be the base for the promotion of a standardised architecture and an interface standard for simulation models of electric vehicles as well as all system simulations as a part of the HIFI-ELEMENTS project.

General Kick-off Meeting
Aachen, Germany - October 2017

The Kick-off Meeting for HIFI-ELEMENTS successfully took place in Aachen, Germany at FEV Europe GmbH in October 2017. All Work Packages were presented in detail by the partners in charge. The background of HIFI-ELEMENTS, along with technical requirements and processes were addressed. The overall structure and contractual items within the project received special attention.