The eCo-FEV project aims at a breakthrough in FEV introduction by proposing a general service platform for integration of FEVs with different infrastructure systems.
Therefore WP 300 defined, developed and integrated the following subsystems: road side system, in-vehicle system and back end. eCo-FEV built an integrated concept to effectively enable both internal and external interaction.
Road side system
The road side unit in eCo-FEV includes communication hardware (e.g. Wi-Fi, UMTS, etc.), application unit hardware and potentially gateways to interface with road side infrastructure or with charging infrastructure. The eCo-FEV RSU is ETSI/ISO standard compliant and it includes a synchronized station to enable proper transaction between the EV and the charging infrastructure.
The charging infrastructure system includes EV supply equipment (EVSE) at road side for EV charging and a backend operator (EVSE operator). It allows services to assist the FEV charging process such as “Authentication, Authorization, Accounting” (AAA) and charging monitoring. Furthermore, this system targets at developing a standardized interface with different charging infrastructures.
An on-board unit is integrated into the FEVs, providing telematics services and charging assistance for FEV users. This system includes proper shielding to avoid possible EMC interference as well as continuous connectivity ensured while the FEV is driving. Moreover, an extension of ISO 15118 (conductive charging) is considered adding the CWD needs (new messages and wireless communication).
eCo-FEV back end
This platform provides data collection and data aggregation functionalities, and it provides FEV services to customers. Hereby it is able to offer flexible data management, standard compliancy and several ways of communication with the EV (e.g. mobile IPv6, Web sockets, SMS, etc.). Last, it enables to elaborate the data on a quasi-real-time approach.