The LIFE CRAL goals will be achieved through a systematic and structured approach focused on the following milestones:
- Accurate selection of the materials and fine design of the Pilot-SSM line according to the results of trial tests performed on a small scale laboratory casting machine;
- Installation, start up, fine tuning and final validation of the Pilot-SSM line through the production and testing of demonstrative 1:1 scale automotive braking system components;
- System integration of the novel components in vehicles followed by on-road tests (at least 1000 km).
- Comprehensive evaluation of the environmental impact of the CRAL process via life-cycle assessment methods in order to meet EC Policies.