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Transportation and mobility
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Part of CEA Tech’s R&D focuses on the driverless car—an advance that will help make transportation more widely available, convenient, and energy efficient. CEA Tech’s institutes are working on the software, sensors, and other communicating objects that will equip tomorrow’s vehicles and transportation infrastructures
One of CEA Tech’s major research areas is the electric vehicle, with the goal of zero emissions in urban areas. Range is one of the main hurdles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, and CEA Tech is developing improved batteries and battery management systems (BMS) to extend vehicle range.
Reducing the thickness of the silicon wafers used to manufacture photovoltaic cells is one of the solutions researchers are investigating to lower production costs—but only if it doesn’t weaken the wafers.
Parametric design optimization can improve heat-exchanger performance. A tool suitable for use in industrial environments was developed to address the multi-scale and multi-physics aspects of heat-exchanger design.
A study of the impacts of various pollutants present in hydrogen on fuel cell performance and lifespans was completed, and the results will aid in the development of international standards.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed an ultra-lightweight module specifically for the Stratobus project with Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F), once again demonstrating its capacity to develop personalized modules to meet manufacturers’ unique needs.
A power transformer with satisfactory thermal performance was produced using powder injection molding (PIM) and a printed-circuit-type industrial assembly. This advance will pave the way to smaller power supply components suitable for a variety of mobile devices.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.