DIAD GROUP took the opportunity of the Ice Series 2015 - International Competition that took place on 21st and 22nd of February in Cervinia (Matterhorn) - to present the running R&D activities on the development of new advanced materials for the automotive sector and the Hippocamp project. The races on ice are a well known bench tests for innovation in the automotive powertrain and chassis, being a critical environment for temperatures shock and stress on the transmission parts. A lot of components are tested and approved in this extreme field, so this is a good environment to promote the Hippocamp innovations. The Citroen DS3 chosen for the tests is a popular car that increase the dissemination efficiency and the idea of future exploitation of the project results on large numbers products. This car will be equipped with a special Hippocamp gearshaft that it is expected to be able to reduce the vibrations in the range 30-200Hz of about 30%, increasing the gearbox life and comfort.
Introduction video about Hippocamp European project, recorded on the 6th month at IK4-Ideko's facilities. This project is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme.