MOBILITY 2.0 results
The Mobility2.0 project has been completed in February, 2015. The project results offer municipalities an important toolset for promoting sustainable urban electro-mobility:
- EV commuting assistant application, supporting EV drivers with the process of optimized journey planning, recharging spot reservation, and multi-modal navigation. The multi-modal journey planner makes use of real-time data sources traffic information, recharging spot status, and public transportation. It calculates optimal journey plans according to the following criteria: finding fastest commuting journeys, multi-modal use of public transportation, ensuring that EVs with low battery can find and reserve recharging spots. The following video introduces our e-mobility support application:
- Dynamic electricity pricing for recharging EVs, making a price connection between the goal of even utilisation of available recharging spots and drivers’ journey planning. The following screenshot shows a listing of commuting journey recommendations, where lower electricity pricing incentivizes the use of less frequented resources. The EV driver receives just an incentive, not a constraint, and may choose the route according to his/her time vs. price preferences.
- EV recharging spot deployment planning tool. Using the expected number of EVs and commuting origin/destination data as input parameters, our simulation tool can assist in the planning the amount of needed EV recharging spots, as well as their deployment location. The following figure shows an example of a quality-of-service estimation for a given set of input parameters.
MOBILITY 2.0 overview
Mobility2.0 is a FP7 project that has developed and tested an in-vehicle commuting assistant for FEV mobility, enabling 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.