Technical challenges to eCo-FEV come from several areas such as charging modes, traffic situation, overall energy consumption and choice of motor vehicles. For mass market introduction of FEVs, the challenges have to be accepted and seen as a motivation to push and to combine the advantages of electric mobility, different infrastructures and telematics services.
Autonomy, co-modality, integration — these three catchwords sum up the foundation of eCo-FEVs platform architecture. The most important technical objective eCo-FEV aims at is the connection of systems and their sub components like the in-vehicle system, infrastructure system and EV backend system. FEV users have to benefit from recent developments in e-mobility technology. Therefore, systems and applications have to be combined in an interactive and reliable network.
Cooperative electric mobility architecture
Many aspects have to be taken into account when thinking about an integrative IT architecture for FEVs. So, use cases play a crucial role in defining eCo-FEV´s platform architecture. Various levels of battery charge, road traffic situations and potential FEV failures will be considered.
In addition, attention will be paid to existing specifications from previous projects as well as from standardisation activities. To measure the interaction of all related technical sub systems, applications and interfaces, the proposed eCo-FEV architecture will be extensively tested and evaluated.
Advanced telematics services
In eCo-FEV, telematics services play a major part in establishing a reliable connection between vehicle, backend and infrastructures. A dynamic selection of the access network will consider predefined criteria such as communication needs and network availability. At the centre of eCo-FEV´s communication approach is the research on mobile AAA-systems that are necessary not only in the case of reservation and actual charge transactions, but also for the acquisition of routing data and V2X-communication. In the future, reliable AAA-systems will play a significant role concerning the highly innovative charge while driving (CWD).