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Transport
(14 projects)

  A structural methodology for the ship pre-design process
  New software makes pre-contractual ship design more flexible and responsive and improves European competitiveness with Far East shipyards.
   
  An advanced high resolution X-ray inspection system
  A new X-ray system can be used to inspect whole 12-foot-long containers or airport luggage and can detect radioactive materials, explosives or arms.
   
  Full speed ahead for hands-off transmission
  A new transmission controls the drive system centrally without the intervention of the user, providing improved comfort and safety, continuous variable speed and superior efficiency.
   
  Gasoline direct injection for the European automotive industry
  A newly patented gasoline direct injection (GADI) system reduces fuel consumption and polluting emissions, boosting European competitiveness against Japan and the US.
   
  High-efficiency, low-emission, compressed natural gas cars
  Dedicated processes and equipment for environmentally sound, natural gas-fuelled passenger cars, include design software, a new natural gas injection system and a special catalyst.
   
  High-precision shave-grinding for high-efficiency low-noise automobile gears
  New low-speed shave-grinding machine tools and supporting software mean increased competitiveness for European producers of hard finished gears. The environment also benefits.
   
  High-tech slab tracks improve performance and reduce environmental impact
  European research improves the design of slab tracks with reduced ground vibration and noise as well as lower maintenance costs for the rail transport industry.
   
  Hull monitoring improves ship safety
  A new integrated computer-aided stress monitoring system allows real-time operational hull stress assessment and management, both at sea and during cargo loading.
   
  Improved lead-acid batteries for electric vehicles
  European cities can breathe easier as better, maintenance-free, recyclable lead-acid batteries mean improved range and acceleration for public and private electric vehicles.
   
  Improvements in quality control and performance of retread tyres
  New non-destructive testing (NDT) for detecting rust and broken cords, water-based cement and a new wear resistance ranking method all contribute to the quality of retread tyres.
   
  Improving rail safety standards through crash fail-safe train structures.
  An in-depth review of rail accidents and computer-simulated impact effects are used to determine materials specifications for the construction of safer rail cars.
   
  New testing methods and techniques for the prediction of corrosion in aluminium structures
  A new monitoring system which can be installed in aircraft predicts corrosion in aluminium structures, allowing intelligent selection of materials and improved aircraft design.
   
  Rationalised motorcycle front train design
  Motorcycle front train performance under extreme riding conditions can be evaluated rapidly, with less risk and at a lower cost using models and a new test bench.
   
  Reliability of high-power semiconductors for railway applications
  New accelerated long-term reliability tests for high-power semiconductor components significantly reduce calculation time compared with standard finite element model.
   
   
 

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