SE2A: Nanoelectronics for Safe, Fuel Efficient and Environment Friendly Automotive Solutions

Acronym: SE2A Your browser may not support display of this image.
Title: Nanoelectronics for Safe, Fuel Efficient and Environment Friendly Automotive Solutions  
Status: Active  
Funding Organization: EU-ENIAC-2008-1
NCSR D Role: Partner
Leader in Charge:

Dr. A.G. Nassiopoulou

Start Date: 01/01/2009
Duration: 36 months
Project Website:

The societal need for a transport infrastructure based upon the availability of safe, fuel-efficient and environmental-friendly cars is clearly recognized by the European citizens and the European Commission. The fulfilment of this ambition is not to be taken for granted, as it requires the development of a host of automotive technologies, systems, software and tools.

The target parameters defined in the ENIAC Strategic Research Agenda for 2011 are:

  • Reduction of the annual socio-economic cost caused by road accidents
  • Improvement of fuel consumption efficiency
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions.

 The goals of this ENIAC SE2A project are in line with these target parameters by

  • making it possible to reduce the socio-economic costs by 1-2% annually
  • enhancing reliability and lifetime predictability to a level of zero ppm and 95% accuracy by the end of 2011
  • contributing to the realisation of improving the fuel efficiency by another 5-10% by the end of 2011, by developing 5-10 types of sensors.
  • developing 5-10 types of sensors, enabling the achievement of CO2 reduction targets

The SE2A project consists of a set of coherent activities around certain key themes, each of which is linked with the main goals and is divided in the following work packages:

WP1 Sensor and system specifications

In this WP sensors and (sub)-systems are specified, which contribute to the overall project goals. Besides, dedicated demonstrators and prototypes will be selected to verify functionality and benefits with regard to fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 footprint and enhanced safety.

WP2 System architecture and technology

This WP addresses dedicated sensors and actuators, other relevant devices, incl. power and HV, packaging and assembly technology and heterogeneous system integration, incl. nanoelectronics based SiP and SoC subsystems. To a lesser extent possible architectures and concepts are studied and evaluated.

WP3 Design for reliability, test and yield in order to comply with the high demands and severe requirements of the automotive industry.

The objective of this WP is to develop knowledge, tools and methods for integral Design for eXcellence framework to ensure the competitive position of European automotive industry targeting to higher robustness & reliability and longer lifetime of electronic devices. Application of DfX framework must help to achieve leadership in a safe launch of newly developed devices and sustainable zero-defect manufacturing. This WP comprises the generic technology conditions to enable enhanced reliability, test and yield.

WP4 Demonstrators (verification, prototyping)

The objective of this WP is to integrate the results of the different working packages into the project carrier(s) or demonstrators, to verify the functionality of the sensors and systems and to demonstrate the result and the impact in terms of the project goals.

The project will be executed by a consortium incorporating European industrial, institutional and academic players in the field of R&D and innovation for automotive applications. It has 21 partners, located in 7 European countries. As such, it constitutes a new team with the best qualifications for the job.