CTAG has announced the launch of the EU-funded Research and Innovation Action (RIA) SALIENT (Novel Concepts for Safer, Lighter, Circular and Smarter Vehicle Structure Design for Enhanced Crashworthiness and Higher Compatibility).
This EU-funded initiative seeks to develop novel, lightweight vehicle structures that are safer, circular and lighter. The project contributes to a new generation of front-end structures (FES) which automatically detect & accommodate to different crash scenarios.
SALIENT is led by the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG, Spain) as general coordinator and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (United Kingdom) as scientific coordinator. The 36-month project will run from September 2022 until August 2025 and focus on proposing and validating light-weight vehicle designs with a safer and more sustainable lifespan and a more adaptive FES design. SALIENT regroups 12 consortium partners across 7 countries (Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Estonia and the United Kingdom).