In a context of an obliged continuous optimisation of the energy consumption rates in developed societies, embedded systems and solutions can perform a significant role in the transition process towards a Sustainable Urban Life concept in European countries. One of the main and most promising technological areas that are expected to be able to contribute in a most relevant way to that overall target is the one constituted by the electric vehicles.
Develop a vehicle to grid system made up of a grid of smart charging stations.
Define control systems architecture.
Develop information processing between EV and charging stations.
- Define specification of standards for communication, interfaces and information processing.
- Ensure security and identification when using charging stations.
- Test and validate the developed technology and systems.
- Disseminate projects results and ensure scalability for future economic use.
Because of various user scenarios it is necessary to implement a specific architecture not only for the communication between electric vehicles and charging stations but also to the different electricity providers. A geolocation system is the base for a charging station finder. An intelligent data warehouse will handle all data from different data sources. At the top of the system a main dashboard will help to control the system in a very visual way.