Special week for FAAR in Skolkovo

Last month was not quite ordinary for FAAR, but do you know why? No ? So let me explain you !

Lately, FAAR was in Russia, more precisely in Skolkovo, Moscow. There, FAAR & Skolkovo foundation together signed a Collaboration Agreement intending to develop an Innovation Open Lab within the Tech Ecosystem. First step for the Lab would be to launch a technological project of Smart Mobility Services welcoming local partners and startups. This infrastructure should start operating around the beginning of October. 

During the Startup Village event which took place from May 31st to June 1st, the participants received exclusive information, the opportunity to be the first to discover the concept of the laboratory and to discuss about technological trends.

The goal of such a partnership ? Collaborative Innovation

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Just to remind, FAAR is an Electronic equipment supplier, expert in embedded control and power electronic systems. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization created at the initiative of the Russian President in September 2010. Together we consider that Russia is a ground for of technological & business development, a huge playground for experimentations and also an incredible gold mine for engineering resources, who’s competencies are famous all over the world.

FAAR expects of this partnership the opportunity to develop and apply products & services transforming the myth of robot vehicles from science-fiction into concrete solutions for safer, sustainable and autonomous mobility.

As FAAR’s motto is « DRIVE Innovation to the Market », so our main goal is not only making experimentations and technical feasibility Proof of Concept projects, but bring solutions and adapt them regarding Russian’s market & needs.

We are very grateful to Skolkovo for their friendly welcome and logistic help and are happy to continue this exciting adventure to the new usage of Smart Mobility.

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Randolph Toom gives compelling interview at #AVS – Autonomous Vehicle Symposium

Summer has come to an end but the excitement from having been part of the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium hasn’t faded yet. FAAR is still reaping the benefits of meeting so many important #AutonomousMobility actors, and we’re delighted that we’ve been given another chance to share with you a little more about what we do.

Indeed, on behalf of FAAR, our Innovation Director – Randolph Toom, was interviewed by the organizers of the AVS and proudly represented our offering. He explained how we support this growing revolution in smart mobility by making it easier for companies around the world to bring the fruit of their idea to a POC and then to serial market solutions.

Randolph gives a detailed summary of our long-term vision and describes the off-the-shelf and bespoke electronic control & power solutions we provide, as well as our open innovation platform, Self-e-Car, aimed to implement the technological bricks of companies in order to experiment and showcase them in real conditions.

You can watch the interview by playing the video below, or by following this link. Enjoy.

We are at AUTONOMY event

The advent of #SmartMobility is well on its way, and the increase of events organized around this revolution is proof. One of the most interesting festival of the sort is getting very close, it is a summit at which FAAR Industry will be represented by Randolph TOOM, our Director of Innovation. Indeed, the aptly named Autonomy convention taking place in Paris on the 19th, 20th and 21st of October is inviting Randolph to speak at the Electric Road Round Table along with Nicolas De Crémiers (Head of Marketing at Navya) and Thomas Chrétien (Electric Vehicles Director at Nissan West Europe).

This conference will see the three experts talk about the future of electric vehicles, Randolph will debate on the autonomous counterpart & the embedded electronic solutions. The whole panel will deal with the upcoming V2G technology that will see them both connected to the grid.

Come take part in this discussion about EVs, AEVs and V2G, it will be held on Oct 19th, at 10am at the Grande Halle of la Vilette, Paris. 

Hope to see you there!

Let’s meet at #AVS in Stuttgart & talk about robotizing & automation of vehicles

FAAR Industry is delighted to take part in one of the most important events in the field of autonomous mobility: the Autonomous Vehicle Symposium of Stuttgart. The convention will bring us together with the world’s leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development.

And there’s no better way to kick-start an event of this magnitude than meeting up for a tech show! We would like to exchange with you about Collaborative Autonomous Vehicle Development Process.

We believe you will be part of that select crowd so a tech show wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t all take the opportunity to mix and mingle afterwards. Please join us for a debate and cocktail on this exciting first day of the convention (June 20th at 6pm) #AV5010. Ample information and free tickets can be found at this location.

But wait! There’s more! FAAR Industry and – its subsidiary & partner – Pronergy will be attending two other world renowned events in the field of mobility: the Bourget Paris Air Show as well as the ITS European Congress of Strasbourg. You can quench your thirst for details on our appearance at these three unique events if you follow this little link. 

Let’s meet together next week.

Who to improve the efficiency and autonomy of the electric vehicles ?

Cross-Drive is an answer to this question.

What is it ? A freshly released patent by FAAR Industry that offers the improved efficiency and driving range for electric vehicles at low speeds.

Cross drive 1The concept by FAAR Industry is based on two small electric motors connected by a planetary gearset to run each motor individually at optimized RPM at both low-speed and high vehicle speeds. Control strategies of the RPM-Torque field allow staying longer in the optimum efficiency range.

Our solution is particularly suitable for urban vehicles with frequent stop-and-go driving at low speeds (buses, refuse trucks, delivery vans, postal services). Cross dirve 2

Advantages of the innovation Cross-Drive:

  • significant increase of driving range for the same battery capacity,
  • strong impact on the need for cooling,
  • immediate ROI vs. a larger battery for the same driving range,
  • compact, easy to package, using components from automotive industry.

Next step: we are looking for industrial partners for on-vehicle prototyping and to apply the concept on a fleet of urban delivery trucks (mail, garbage collection, delivery etc.).

Please contact us at contact@faar-industry.com for more information or a demonstration.

You can also read about Cross Drive in RAVI newsletter here.

And stay tuned, we are preparing a video to better explain the concept.