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Completed Projects

AUTO21 funded 152 projects within the following six key research themes:
  • Health, Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Societal Issues and the Future Automobile
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Powertrains, Fuels and Emissions
  • Design Processes
  • Intelligent Systems and Sensors

Each project explored issues ranging from consumer education in the use of safety devices, to new or improved processes for design, materials and manufacturing and advanced fuel research.

Completed Projects

  • Advanced Automobile Seat Design
  • Advanced Casting of Light Materials
  • Advanced Chill Technology for Powertrain Components
  • Advanced High-Strength Steel Microstructures for Low and High-Rate Applications
  • Advanced Manufacturing, Assembly and Inspection
  • Advanced Tribology For Products and Processes
  • An Integrated Smart Active Safety System for Vehicles
  • Anti Social Behaviour & the Automobile
  • Automobile-Linked Crime In Canada
  • Automotive Glass Exciter Technologies for Subwoofer Applications
  • Automotive Industry-Government Relations in the 21st Century
  • Battery Storage and Optimization of Plug-in Hybrid
  • Biodiesel Fuel for Sustainable Mobility
  • Biofuels for Advanced Engine Technologies
  • Business/Economic Analysis of Canada's Auto Industry
  • Canadian Automobile Research Simulation (CARS)
  • Canadian Labour Market Regulation, Relations and Innovation
  • CENSED Network
  • Cephalo-Ocular Behaviour and Visual Search Patterns of Drivers
  • Chemical Hydrogen Storage Process Development
  • Chemically Enhanced Formability of Automotive Aluminum Alloys
  • Childhood Automobile Safety
  • Collaborative Design Tools for Multidisciplinary Design
  • Collaborative Driving Systems
  • Combustion of Low-Emission Automotive-Tailored Natural Gas (CLEAN GAS)
  • Combustion Systems for Alternative Fuels
  • Composite Acoustic Materials for Noise and Vibration Control
  • Computational Tools for Magnesium Die Casting
  • Computer Aided Design of Catalytic Converters
  • Construction of Integrated Navigation Information Infrastructure
  • Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium Alloys
  • Crash Investigations — Outcomes for Vehicle Design
  • Design for Rapid Manufacture
  • Development of Best Design Practices and Design Methodologies
  • Diesel Engine Performance with Hydrogen Enrichment
  • Driver Alcohol Detection Technology
  • Dynamic Collaborative Driving
  • Electrical Power Management and Safety Systems
  • Electronic Controls for VVT and HCCI Combustion
  • Energy Harvesting in Automobiles
  • Energy Storage in Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Enhanced Child Safety In Automobiles
  • Enhancing Vehicular Mobility In Older Adults
  • Evaluating the On-road Performance of Older Drivers
  • Evolution of Life Cycle Assessments
  • Fine-Celled Foam Structures for Automotive TPO Components
  • Fatal Child Injuries in Real World Crashes
  • Foam Processes for Automotive Parts
  • HCCI Combustion Using Intelligent Control
  • High Efficiency Machining Processes
  • High Performance Automotive Components Manufactured by Powder Metallurgy
  • High-Strength Lightweight Cast Powertrain Components
  • Hybrid Active Safety Systems and Grid Interfacing
  • Hybrid Biocomposites for Automotive Applications
  • Hydroforming of Advanced High Strength Steels
  • Hydrogen Safety and Infrastructure for Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
  • Identification and Reduction of Fatigue at Work
  • Improved Product Transformation of Advanced High Strength Steels
  • In-Vehicle Acoustics for Aging and Hearing Impaired
  • Industrial Health and Safety in the Auto Industry
  • Inertial Sensor Cluster for Adaptive Path Prediction
  • Infrastructure for Wide Market Adoption of PHEV
  • Injury Prevention in the Auto Industry
  • Injury Prevention through Adaptive Seat Design
  • Innovations for Children's Safety in Vehicles
  • Integrated HCCI Combustion and Emission Control
  • Integrated Navigation and Communications Systems Development
  • Intelligent Sensing and Control for Factory Automation
  • Interior Noise Environment of Future Automobiles
  • Labour & Work in the Auto Industry
  • Laser Transmission Welding - Intercooler Development
  • Laser Welding and Durability of Advanced High Strength Steels
  • Laser Welding of Thermoplastics
  • Lean Burn Combustion for Reducing Emissions
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Emerging Automotive Technologies
  • Life Cycle Environmental Assessment and Policy (LEAP)
  • Lightweight Cast Components and Magnesium Recycling
  • Low Cost-High Density Hydrogen Storage for Automotive Fuel Cells
  • Machinability
  • Magnesium Casting Processes I
  • Magnesium Casting Processes II
  • Magnesium Casting Processes III
  • Magnesium Solidification in the Squeeze Casting (SC) and Environmental UMSA
  • Manufacturing Ergonomics Through Improved Simulation and Modeling
  • Mitigating GDI Particulate Emissions Through Ethanol Blends
  • Motor Drive Technologies for Electric Vehicles
  • MEMS-Based Intelligent Active Safety Systems
  • Microcellular Foams of Recyclable Plastics and Composites
  • Micro Machining of Dies and Moulds
  • Model-Based Damage Diagnosis of Automotive Components
  • Multidisciplinary Optimization of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Batteries
  • Multi-Vehicle Communication and Perception for Safety
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Systems for Inspection in Manufacturing Processes
  • New Generation Steels
  • New Generation Steels II
  • Next Generation Compaction System
  • NVH Design of Magnesium Alloys-Based Front Dashes
  • On-Board Fuel Cell Powered Auxiliary Power Units
  • Optimization of Composite Manufacturing by Resin Injection
  • PEM Fuel Cells and Related Technologies
  • PEM Fuel Cells for Automotive Applications
  • Pollution and Particle Sensors for Environment-Aware Vehicles
  • Polymer Composites
  • Post-consumer Waste for Automotive Applications
  • Powder Metallurgy for High Performance Aluminum and Steel Parts
  • Powder Metallurgy for High-Performance Powertrain Components
  • Power Line Communications for Electric Vehicles
  • Preventing Automobile-linked Crime
  • Processing Technologies of Light Materials Cast Components
  • Productivity And Safety Improvements In The Non-Structural Speed Fastening Process
  • Protection Devices for Side Crashes
  • Public Policy and the Automobile in Canada
  • Recyclable, Lightweight Polymeric Nanocomposites
  • Reducing Occupant Injury in Rear Impacts
  • Reformer Technology for Fuel Cells
  • Regenerative Electromagnetic Suspension Systems
  • Regenerative Braking Systems
  • Reliable and Secure Sensor Networks for Factory Automation
  • Renewable Biofibres and Biomaterials for Interior Parts
  • Renewable, Recyclable and Lightweight Structural Prototype Parts
  • Safe Driving in Older Adults
  • Safe Platform for Evaluating/Enhancing Driver Qualifications
  • Safe Transportation for Seniors
  • Safety Ambulance Driver Monitoring Unit
  • Safety Restraint of Children During Collision
  • Second Generation Biofuels for Sustainable Transportation
  • Self-sustained Active Smart Engine Mount Isolators
  • Sheet & Tube Forming
  • Smart Technologies for Improved Acoustic Environment of Autos
  • Tailor-Welded Blank Manufacturing of Mg Alloy Parts
  • Teen and Novice Driver Network
  • Telemetics over WiFi & WiMax Multihop Networks
  • The Eco-drive Training Project
  • The Effect of Magnesium Granule Microstructure on the Properties of Semi-Solid Formed Test Samples
  • Thermal Coatings
  • Tire Sensor Development and Energy Regenerative Mechanisms
  • Tools, Dies & Moulds
  • Traffic and Road Injury Prevention Program
  • Ultra-Clean BioDiesel Engines
  • Understanding and Preventing Auto-linked Crime in Canada
  • Urethane Foam Science for NVH Acoustics Applications
  • Vehicular Injury in Aboriginal Communities
  • Vehicle Communications and Applications
  • Vehicle Safety for Vulnerable Populations
  • Welding & Joining
  • Welding Processes of Advanced Materials
  • Wireless MEMS-Based Sensor Nodes For Intelligent Automotive Safety, Comfort, And Performance Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Communicative and Adaptive Cars
  • Wrought Magnesium for Automobiles
  • Young Offenders and Vehicle Thefts