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Annex IV - Integrated Surface Technology for Friction Reduction in Engines
Within the moving parts of an engine, frictional losses consume significant amount of the input energy, depending on engine design. While some frictional resistance is needed for the operation, the parasitic energy losses can be reduced to increase fuel efficiency. The Annex focuses on research activities to develop surface textures, coatings, and ultralow viscosity lubricants to reduce friction and enhance durability.
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Annex VIII - Development of Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery
The objective of the Annex is to develop standard test methods and precision data for the accurate measurement of thermoelectric materials and devices enabling the development of more effective thermoelectric materials.
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Annex IX - Model-based Design of Tribological Coating Systems
The objective is to integrate modeling and coating testing to guide the development of next generation of advanced coatings for energy efficiency and durability in engines.
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Annex X - Multi-Material Vehicle Lightweight Structures, Materials Joining Technology
The objective of this Annex is to develop joining methods of various lightweight materials to enable the assembly of an optimum light weight vehicle with high energy efficiency
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Annex XI - Automotive Glazing
The objective of this Annex is to substitute glass in vehicles with polycarbonate to maintain optical transparency to reduce weight and use coatings to increase reflectivity for thermal management.

Annex XII - Tailored Engineering Surfaces
The objective of this Annex is to design and fabricate multiscale, multifunctional surfaces to allow friction reduction, heat transfer control, drag reduction, self-adjusting surface properties, etc.