Electric travelling - platform to support the implementation of electromobility in Smart Cities based on ICT applications


2018 - 2020   Ongoing


The project aims at developing and improve to TRL 8 a complex ICT system ETSys to ease the implementation and further development of electromobility (e-mobility) in urban and suburban areas based on two very innovative points:

From a micro perspective, the extension of current routing algorithms and travel planning tools with the focus on e-mobility that will include, among others, the possibility to prioritize areas of e-mobility using a heuristic approach in relation to the road network of the city, daily activity chain optimization algorithm, open for independent ITS input information. These elements will result on ETPlanner being more “electric vehicle user” friendly and in a long term perspective to produce a faster growing in the number of “electric vehicle users” in city.

From a macro perspective, the final integrated ETSys will include current, verified elements extended with new several modules that will allow: the optimal allocation of charging stations related to many parameters, the analysis of emissions in detail and the comparison of scenarios (ETCharge, ETSim, ETReport). It will become a powerful tool to support the resolution of decision-making problems for local authorities (infrastructure managers, public authorities etc.). The implemented functions (among others: BIG DATA to understand daily travel patterns and their day-to-day fluctuations, LCA tool includes electric vehicles, multi-agent simulation and scenario comparison) will provide a guide in the development of a proper strategy in the design and implementation of the charging infrastructure.

The project product will be implemented in three cities (in the Netherlands, Hungary and Poland). Implementation process will include also case study to identify smart e-mobility solutions adapted to specific urban or suburban areas (includes real data about transport network, the different transport means’ schedules and costs, local incentives, etc.).