Co-operative ITS Systems for Enhanced Electric Vehicle Mobility
Mobility2.0 will develop and test an in-vehicle commuting assistant for FEV mobility, resulting in more reliable and energy-efficient electro-mobility. In order to achieve a maximum impact, Mobility2.0 takes an integrated approach of addressing the main bottlenecks of urban FEV mobility: 'range anxiety' related to the limited FEV range, scarcity of parking spaces with public recharging spots, and the congestion of urban roads. Our integrated approach means the application developed by Mobility2.0 will utilise co-operative systems to simultaneously consider these bottlenecks, so that such an optimisation can be achieved which still guarantees reliable transportation for each FEV owner. Mobility2.0 will focus on assisting the daily urban commute, which represents the bulk of urban mobility.
Mobility2.0 outcomes will be the following:
- an FEV-specific multi-modal urban guidance application implemented for prolific smart-phone platforms; this application will include the integrated reservation of a suitable FEV recharging spot, while also prioritising FEVs with low battery levels for the reservation, and making optimal use of the available public transportation along the journey.
- the above application will include the capability to allow municipal/utility control over the temporal and spatial aspects of recharging; the corresponding tools will be dynamic electricity pricing and a map analysis framework
- the project will specify the scalable broadcasting of FEV recharging spot notification over 5.9 GHz networks and MBMS technology
- the project will specify and contribute to standardisation the technology which enables plugged-in FEVs to act as 5.9 GHz road-side units, maintaining infrastructure connectivity via the V2G interface.
- end-to-end validation of the above results at two test sites
Besides FEV manufacturing, FEVs may also be produced by the conversion of traditional vehicles into FEVs. Mobility2.0 shall ensure that its results are applicable to both FEV types.
The 'Mobility2.0' proposal name is meant to express that the co-operative electromobility technology targeted by this project is a next level concept for personal mobility.
In order to compensate for the limited autonomy range, gains in energy efficiency, charging strategies and route optimisation by using of traffic information are needed to turn the FEV into a mass market product. (under ‘Integration of the FEV in the cooperative transport infrastructure ’)
Adaptive strategies, algorithms and operation modes are needed for the charge and discharge management of the FEV’s that balance, predict the range and adapt to the energy needs of the user in respect of the properties of vehicle’s battery and the grid. (under ‘Integration of the FEV in the cooperative transport infrastructure)
Research will also address adaptation and improvement of in-vehicle active safety for FEVs, integrated driver-vehicle infrastructure safety, protection of vulnerable road users, and FEV emergency handling procedures. (under ‘Functional Safety and Durability of the FEV)