ELVITEN will holistically tackle all issues impeding the wide market deployment of EL-Vs, by proposing replicable usage schemes to boost ownership or sharing of all categories of EL-Vs by systematic and occasional urban travellers and by light delivery companies.
Existing charge points in the ELVITEN Demonstration Cities, including private ones, will be integrated into a Brokering and Booking service and EL-V charging possibilities will be integrated into the biggest eRoaming platform in the market, to enable EL-V users to charge independently from charge point operators. Sharing services will be set up and supporting policies and incentives will be put in place. ICT tools will be deployed, including a Brokering and a Booking service for EL-Vs and charge points, an EL-V fleet monitoring tool and Eco-Drive app, a Serious Game and an Incentive Management Smart Card.
One-year-long demonstrations with 383 equipped EL-Vs of all categories in Genoa, Rome, Bari, Malaga, Berlin and Trikala, will allow the collection of a big data bank of trip data and users' experiences and opinions after the trips.
The analysis will shed light on the real driving and charging patterns of EL-Vs, on reported problems encountered and on the users’ opinions and perceptions. A Cost-Benefit Analysis will evaluate the potential market uptake of EL-Vs. Sustainable business models will be proposed for sharing, rental, parking or charge services for EL-Vs and for the deployed ICT tools. Guidelines to EL-V manufacturers and to Planning Authorities will be prepared and agreements will be signed with another 50 Follower Cities so that they transfer to their own regions the ELVITEN usage schemes.
Plan4RES is a collaborative research and innovation project which aims at developing an end-to-end planning tool to successfully increase the share of renewable energy into the European Energy system without compromising on system reliability. The targeted platform will account for the Pan-European interconnected electricity system, potential synergies with other energy systems, emerging technologies and flexibility resources, providing a fully integrated modelling environment.
Moving away from a monolithic approach will enable to overcome mathematical and computational challenges. The objective is to strive towards a system where a multiplicity of models, properly organized in a functional hierarchy, synergistically contribute to the analysis of such complex systems.
Targeting all main stakeholders of the power system, from generation to retail through grid operators, this innovative modelling platform will deliver a full system planning capability while considering a large set of future uncertainties, thus acting as a decision-making tool for future investments. Allocation of multi-energy resources, system flexibility, assets portfolio assessment, advanced ancillary services or impact assessment of regulation are among the key features that the tool will deliver.
Three case studies will provide the necessary validation of the platform, showing the adequacy and relevance of the developed modelling framework, especially key advances included in Plan4Res (multi-energy integration, investment planning under uncertainties, TSO/DSO flexibility Cost integration…) and database. Those studies, performed on a European scale, will also demonstrate the efficiency of the modelling and solving of the tool. Moreover, the case studies will demonstrate the benefit of using tailored versions of Plan4Res for various stakeholders: multi-technology provider, TSO, utility or energy provider.
The vision of NeMo is to create a Hyper-Network of new and existing tools, models and services which will provide seamless interoperability of electromobility services, creating an open, distributed and widely accepted ecosystem for electromobility. NeMo aims at bringing the successful interoperability paradigm of seamless roaming (as in mobile telecommunications) into the domain of electromobility services, paving the way for a Pan-European eRoaming framework
The ambition of AEOLIX is to increase end-to-end visibility in the supply chain, across multiple modes and actors, enabling each logistics actor to manage, (re-)plan and synchronise facilities in the supply chain through a flexible cloud-based collaborative ecosystem in a trusted business environment. A main goal is to achieve high environmental, economic and social impacts.
The goal of optiTruck is to bring together the most advanced technologies from powertrain control and intelligent transport systems in order to achieve a global optimum for consumption of fuel (at least 20% reduction) as well as other energy sources and consumables while achieving Euro VI emission standards for heavy duty road haulage (40t).
The main objective of SUCCES is to reduce the negative impacts of freight distribution in city urban areas and to reduce its costs. In order to do so, the project focuses on to what extent and how the Supply Chain Management and Construction Consolidation Centres (CCCs) concepts could bring about tested and replicable solutions (adequate collaborative frameworks and, as result, sustainable business models) to address problems in the construction supply chains, focusing on distribution networks, construction sites and reverse logistics. SUCCESS addresses the feasibility of optimising and integrating the supply chain (for example introducing supplier’s cooperation schemes, contractors’ integration arrangements, introducing optimization tools, etc.).
Key logistics stakeholders from seven European cities/logistics hubs have joined forces to deploy, validate and set-up after project life of five piloted cooperative logistics services combining cooperative mobility services and intelligent cargo with real-life logistical aspects. CO-GISTICS services will increase energy efficiency and equivalent CO2 emissions, bringing additional benefits in road safety and cargo security. To achieve these goals public authorities, fleet operators, freight forwarders, industrial partners and other stakeholders will jointly implement five services: CO2 Footprint Estimation and Monitoring, Multimodal Cargo, Intelligent Truck Parking and Delivery Area Management, Eco-Drive Support, Priority and Speed Advice. These services will be piloted over one year of real life driving.
Energy Production and Distribution (EP&D) networks have rapidly increased their size and complexity. Thus, there is an increasing need of systems supporting the operational, regulatory and design decisions through a highly inter-disciplinary approach, where experts of all the concerned fields contribute to the definition of appropriate mathematical models.
This is particularly challenging because these models require the simultaneous use of many different mathematical optimization tools and the verification by experts of the underlying engineering and financial issues. The COST framework is instrumental for this Action to be able to coordinate the inter-disciplinary efforts of scientists and industrial players at the European level.
ICT services proposed by smartCEM will facilitate vehicle-sharing, public transportation or freight distribution and optimise the performance of EVs, increase public awareness and acceptance, and enhance the confidence of end users towards a new form of mobility: electro-mobility.
The project will prepare, carry-out and coordinate eCall pre-deployment pilots at European level taking into account the the approved standards. The overall project objective for the deployment of the necessary infrastructure in Europe with the aim of making the Pan-European in-vehicle emergency call service eCall a reality.
SAFERIDER aims to enhanced PTW riders' safety by applying ADAS/IVIS on PTWs of all types for the most crucial functionalities and develop efficient and rider-friendly interfaces and interaction elements for riders' comfort and safety.
Relevant applications prioritisation is based on in-depth accident studies, riders needs and wants, as well as benchmarking and ergonomic inspection of existing applications. The selected functionalities will be developed according to a modular and multilayer (perception-decision-action) architecture, allowing multi ADAS/IVIS applications setup and integration. Four ADAS applications are preliminary planned to be developed, namely Speed Alert, Curve Speed Warning, Frontal Collision Warning and Intersection Support; as well as four IVIS applications, namely eCall, Telediagnostic Services, Navigation and Route Guidance, Weather, Traffic and Black Spot Warnings. They are supported holistically by optimal and concise warning concepts and strategies, supported by new haptic elements, an integrated smart helmet and context-related HMI adaptation; integrated upon 3 riding simulator and 8 PTW demonstrators of 3 manufacturers (PIAGGIO, TRIUMPH and YAMAHA) and tested in 6 sites Europe-wide.
The prime objective of AC-DC is to develop a concept, which radically enhances automotive manufacturing in order to achieve the high level of responsiveness required for a 5-day car according to customer specifications, and to validate/demonstrate the novel approach using the characteristic component lightweight chassis as a master.
MMOVE aims to improve the effectiveness of sustainable mobility policies implemented by local authorities in small and medium sized cities in Europe and to improve awareness amongst regional level policy makers of the importance of supporting these policies within regional development frameworks.
euroFOT establishes a comprehensive, technical, and socio/economic assessment programme for evaluating the impact of intelligent vehicle systems on safety, the environment, driver efficiency. The project assesses several technically mature systems using vehicles that include both passenger cars and trucks across Europe.
Isi-PADAS aims to provide innovative methodology to support risk based design and approval of Partially Autonomous Driver Assistance System (PADAS) focusing on elimination and mitigation of dirver errors by an Integrated Driver-Vehicle-Environment modelling approach.
DEVICE project aspires to bridge traditional industrial design programs with ergonomics, usability concepts and user experience approaches with a specific focus on vulnerable generations. It intends to address the need to modernize and develop educational programs with a specific focus on vulnerable generations and ultimately being a milestone towards the modernization of design education.
amePLM will offer a radically new and extensible approach to collaborative engineering, leveraging state-of-the art research on semantics, heuristics and visualization. The knowledge-driven amePLM-platform will drastically accelerate product and production engineering by integrated workflows, capturing and reuse of knowledge and experiences and by facilitating cross-disciplinary knowledge-sharing and collaboration.
The aim of this project is a step-change in railway capacity by reducing delays and improving traffic fluidity. This will be achieved by a partnership between railway industry experts, system integrators, small dynamic knowledge led companies and academic researchers.