Groundbreaking vehicle, state of art technology, innovative systems

Focused on the development of innovative vehicles and assessing the future of urban transportation, TUCER targets to build a bespoke prototype electric motorcycle with integrated innovative systems and exceptional aesthetics.

The idea behind this project was based on market analysis and study of state of art technologies, targeting the development of a high tech transportation vehicle.

It is also directly linked to the experience and knowledge of our team members in the development of zero emission vehicles, for more than 10 years, which in cooperation with major professionals and technical partners, aims to form the needed technical support.

In the proposed project, the technical specifications of the motorcycle are already set and now has moved on to the design of the main components and the innovative systems that will be integrated. The development time is expected to last 15 months, until the public and media presentation of the prototype (November 2018).

Our major target is to unveil this vehicle and the innovative technologies installed, at an International Motorcycle Show, as to achieve the highest possible publicity for us and our partners.

Ideas, Targets, Innovation

Daedalus is a new electric three wheel motorcycle (two wheels front, one rear), that will stand out for each design, ground breaking technologies and specifications, compared to current products. The innovative solutions that will be developed are expected to set a new standard for this type of vehicles.

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Unique design, performance and zero emissions

High quality manufacturing, performance and design towards a bespoke vehicle, paired with high efficiency electric motor and battery pack for extended range.

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Autonomous ready platform

Using our experience on the development of unmanned vehicles, Daedalus is a new innovative platform for the integration of autonomous driving systems (named as “Autonomous Ready”). It will include pre installed control systems for acceleration, braking and steering, and a powerful AI computer which can be connected to numerous sensors (Camera, Lidar, Radar etc.), allowing the direct integration and testing of autonomous navigation technologies.

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Extended safety

The use of three wheels, a new innovative suspension system and state of the art braking systems, will target extended stability and grip on various road conditions.

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Advanced handling and driving

Advanced steering and handlebar systems will be used to offer exceptional driving and handling experience.

OUR TEAM

Management

Dr. Tsourveloudis Nikolaos

Dr. Tsourveloudis Nikolaos

Scientific Director
Professor of Production Engineering & Management

Expertise: Production Technologies, Modeling and Control of Production Systems, Intelligent Robotic Systems, Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Vehicles.

Dr. Spanoudakis Polychronis

Dr. Spanoudakis Polychronis

Project Manager
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineer

Expertise : Mechanical Design, Product development and optimization, Transmission design, Energy management systems.

Department of Mechanical Systems

Markoulakis Giorgos

Markoulakis Giorgos

Electronic engineer
Electronic engineer
Koumartzakis Georgios

Koumartzakis Georgios

MSc. Automotive Engineering, University of Leeds, MEng. PEM, TU of Crete
MSc. Automotive Engineering, University of Leeds, MEng. PEM, TU of Crete
Papadokokolakis Eftychis

Papadokokolakis Eftychis

Undergraduate PEM
Undergraduate PEM
Moschopoulos Gerasimos

Moschopoulos Gerasimos

Undergraduate PEM
Undergraduate PEM
Stefanoulis Thodoris

Stefanoulis Thodoris

Undergraduate PEM
Undergraduate PEM

PEM: Production Engineering and Management

Department of Electronic Systems

Dimitris Efstathiou

Dimitris Efstathiou

MSc PEM, ANCO Maritime company, Director of R&D department. nestO engineering company, Founder-Technical Director.
MSc PEM

ANCO Maritime company, Director of R&D department. nestO engineering company, Founder-Technical Director.

Sarandinoudis Nikolaos

Sarandinoudis Nikolaos

Undergraduate ECE
Undergraduate ECE
Tzortzis Giannis

Tzortzis Giannis

Postgraduate ECE Internship (Apple Inc., California).
Postgraduate ECE Internship (Apple Inc., California).

ECE : Electrical and Computer Engineering

External Advisors

Dr. Salonitis Konstantinos

Dr. Salonitis Konstantinos

Reader - School Of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University. Manufacturing Systems and Management Programme Director.

Expertise: Additive manufacturing, Lean manufacturing, Energy efficiency.

Dr. Doitsidis Lefteris

Dr. Doitsidis Lefteris

Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete.

Expertise: Design of novel control systems, Autonomous operation and navigation of unmanned vehicles, Cooperative control and optimization.

Afentakis Nikos

Afentakis Nikos

PEM- Researcher - Illustrator.

Expertise: Marketing, graphic design, media development.

Become our Partner

Cooperate with us towards future innovations

Know-how

You have the opportunity to link with one of the best academic insitutions in Greece and a highly motivated research team, with new ideas, vision and expertise in various fields of technology.

Innovation and evolution

Extend to a development field synonymous with one of the most sought after future technological applications, ensuring your involvement in the development of innovative systems and their application to a high end vehicle.

Human resources

You become partners of a team that is in constant and active contact with the international scientific community and industry, with an experienced workforce and you support the training of new highly specialized engineers.

Established capabilities and international visibility

You gain the confidence of high level research and development, given our international recognition in a variety of fields. At the same time, you ensure international visibility and promotion of your products in a dynamic global marketplace.

TUC Eco Racing Team

Technical University of Crete Eco Racing Team is a research team developing zero emission vehicles since 2007.It is ranked among the top 4 teams in Europe regarding low energy consumption and won six international awards.

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Urban vehicle