EMERALD

Energy ManagEment and RechArging for efficient eLectric car Driving

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Funded in the context of the European Green Vehicles PPP Initiative (www.egvi.eu) the EMERALD project addresses energy use optimization and the seamless integration of the FEV into the transport and energy infrastructure, by delivering clear advances over the state-of-the-art. The goal is to assist the FEV in becoming a successful commercial product.

To achieve this, the EMERALD project will innovate a range of advanced functionalities and solutions targeted for efficient vehicle energy management as well as for effective integration with the grid, with cooperative transport infrastructures and with fleet management and planning systems.

These novel functionalities are:

  • Energy-driven management of FEV auxiliaries
  • Energy-efficient long-range route planning and optimization
  • Performance-centric machine learning for consumption prediction
  • Driver profiling data collection
  • Vehicle-to-grid traffic and consumption data synchronization
  • User-centric charge and discharge management
  • Enhanced power demand prediction and power flow management support
  • Cooperative FEV fleet management
  • FEV-oriented driver training

EMERALD represents an extraordinary opportunity to introduce new concepts and innovate new technologies to:

  • Forward the existing state-of-the-art
  • Reinforce Europe’s world-leading position in electric road transportation, cooperative traffic and fleet management, and FEVs’ integration with the power grid
  • Move European economy towards a greener, knowledge-based, technology-powered, and information-driven digital economy

EMERALD project is part-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program, Cooperation ICT, Grant Agreement No. 314151. The project started on 1st October 2012 and will run for 45 months.

EMERALD addresses the improvement of the energy efficiency of fully electric vehicles (FEVs) through ICT means. To this end, EMERALD will deliver clear and specific advances over the state-of-the-art (SoA), focusing on energy use optimization and on the seamless integration of the FEV into the transport and energy infrastructure. The goal is to assist the FEV in becoming a successful commercial product.

EMERALD will pursue the following S&T objectives:

  • Design and Development of an Integrated In-vehicle Energy Management and Advanced Driver Assistance System (IIEM-ADAS)
  • Design and Development of a Central Platform for Data Integration and Interface with External Systems (Power Utilities, Recharging Infrastructure, Traffic Information Providers)
  • Design and Development of an Enhanced Power Demand Prediction and Power Flow Support Management System
  • Design and Development of a FEV-oriented Traffic and Power Flow Simulation Platform
  • Energy-aware Real-size Driving Simulator for FEV Driver Training and Impact Assessment
  • Validation and evaluation of developed solutions through extensive simulation and field trials

The figure below provides a summary view of the target conceptual architecture envisaged in EMERALD, highlighting the kind of information flows and services considered for the interactions between EMERALD vehicles and the surrounding traffic environment and ITS infrastructure.

Softeco Sismat Srl (IT)

Telvent ARCE Sistemas SA - Schneider Electric (ES)

Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (ES)

HI-iberia Ingenieria Y Proyectos SL (ES)

Instytut Transportu Samochodowego (PL)

Institute of Communication And Computer Systems (GR)

Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications (GR)

Comune di Lucca (IT)

Lucense SCpA (IT)

Public Power Corporation SA (GR)

Comarth Engineering SL (ES)

Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. (PL)

To achieve its goals, the EMERALD project will innovate a range of advanced functionalities and solutions targeted for efficient vehicle energy management as well as for effective integration with the grid, with cooperative transport infrastructures and with fleet management and planning systems.

The figure below provides a graphical view of the main challenges and innovation domains targeted in the project as well as of their interrelations.

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Marco Boero


Marco Gorini

Know how - Mobility

Synopsis

EC Programme
FP7

Grant agreement
N° 314151

Start date
October 2012 (July 2013)

Duration
45 months

Coordinator
Softeco Sismat

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