Co-operative ITS Systems for Enhanced Electric Vehicle Mobility

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 28/02/2015
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
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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.

In this context, the FEV-specific guidance aspect includes 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. While the at least partial modal shift will result in very significant energy savings – in direct proportion to the reduced driving mileage – it can be achieved seamlessly only via an integrated co-operative process, which enables efficiency gains without sacrificing the FEV driver’s comfort. The project will focus on the specification and standardisation of the messaging interface for the co-operative commuting assistant, and shall validate this co-operative application end-to-end at two test sites. In addition, the generic technology aspects of integrating FEVs into transport infrastructure will be developed by enabling plugged-in FEVs to act as 5.9 GHz road-side units, maintaining infrastructure connectivity via the V2G interface.