GTT announces that its digital intelligence affiliate, OSE Engineering, is involved in the HyMot consortium, alongside Alpine Racing, Bosch France, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Forvia, IFP Energies nouvelles, Renault and TotalEnergies.
The HyMot project, supported by ADEME as part of the Programme d’investissements d’avenir (PIA), aims to intensify research on the development of a hydrogen engine for lightweight utility vehicles.
Within the consortium, OSE Engineering will bring its expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning to each key stage of the project:
- Upstream, with the characterization of users and uses of lightweight utility vehicles;
- During development, with the simulation of a virtual fleet of vehicles corresponding to real journeys over the entire theoretical life of a lightweight utility vehicles;
- Finally, with the realization of a synthesis of the polluting emissions and the calculation of the Total Cost of Ownership of the vehicle, in order to evaluate the environmental and economic potential of the solution.
The HyMot project aims to show that a virtual solution is possible and sustainable for fleets of lightweight utility vehicles making long daily trips with heavy payloads. In this perspective, the technological solution developed by the consortium will have to demonstrate the virtual elimination of polluting emissions and go beyond the strictest regulations in terms of polluting emissions.
HyMot’s ambition is to offer an alternative to low-carbon mobility, in addition to battery electric vehicles and vehicles equipped with a fuel cell, while having a near-zero emission level allowing access to Low Emission Zones.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said: “We are delighted that our digital intelligence affiliate OSE Engineering is part of the HyMot project. Alongside our ongoing developments in hydrogen production, storage and transportation, this new project highlights the breadth of the GTT Group’s hydrogen roadmap.”
Nicolas Bordet, Managing director and co-founder of OSE Engineering, said: “We are pleased to bring our expertise and experience in digital intelligence to this leading industrial project which involves major industrial players. The design of a new generation of hydrogen engine will render the decarbonisation of professional mobility more affordable.”