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OpEneR

Project ID: 285526
Funded under

Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery based on system network

From 2011-05-01 to 2014-07-31, closed project | OpEneR Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 7 686 658

EU contribution:

EUR 4 400 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-2011-ICT-GCSee other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Optimal energy consumption and recovery for electric vehicles

A central goal of OpEneR is the investigation of an innovative and highly efficient overall energy manager that uses information from underlying subsystems to generate optimal driving and operation strategies. The strategies will vary from time optimised up to range maximised. An advanced and intuitive HMI display will encourage and support the driver to control an electric vehicle for optimal en-ergy efficiency, in a comfortable and safe way. Significantly improved vehicle range estima-tions will be computed, with the use of 3D digital map information. Furthermore, opti-mised vehicle deceleration profiles for best energy recuperation and safety will be investi-gated. An enhanced simulation tool chain will be built-up to allow both the virtual develop-ment and the validation of new OpEneR Tech-nologies, with respect to energy efficiency, enhanced HMI concepts and safety. Radar sensors and video cameras will be used to monitor vehicle surroundings, define smooth driving strategies, plan driving corridors, sup-port lane keeping, and to detect road signs and objects.

Objective

Today's Fully Electric Vehicles (FEV) have limited driving ranges. Customer surveys prove an adequately long and dependable driving range is more important than the cost of ownership. Therefore considerable efforts are being made to meet this challenge, e.g. higher capacity batteries and powertrain efficiencies.The OpEneR project (Optimal Energy consumption and Recovery) addresses this fundamental FEV weakness. OpEneR aims to unlock the FEV market by increasing the driving range, not by enhancing battery technologies, but by the development of an intelligent energy management and recovery system, integrating existing subsystems with on-board and off-board sensors. The objective is a new energy manager coordinating control strategies to maximise real world energy saving. The system provides advanced driver support based on a networked architecture comprising battery management, e machine, regenerative braking, satellite navigation, dashboard displays, whilst integration of the vehicle stability controller and environmental sensing care also for safety issues.OpEneR considers the dynamic boundary conditions for electric braking, i.e. traction limits, system temperatures, battery charge. The driver is assisted to maximise energy recovery, avoiding unnecessary disc braking. Driver support includes estimated braking distance, recuperation capability visualization and braking tips based on traffic flow / navigation data and predictive cooperative information, car-to-car (c2c) and car-to-infrastructure (c2i). This requires a new integrated approach where all available information is used to generate safe and efficient predictions.Currently little data is exchanged between the diverse subsystems and no overall HMI concept exists. OpEneR addresses these issues to maximise efficiency and recuperation to significantly extend FEV range.The final project goal is to demonstrate the benefits of OpEneR strategies with 2 fully operational FEV tested in real world conditions.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Kosmas Knoedler, (Technical Coordinator)
Tel.: +49 7062 911 2044
Fax: +49 711 811 518 4887
E-mail

Coordinator

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 231 446


Robert-Bosch-Strasse 200
31139 Hildesheim
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sandra Lehmann
Tel.: +49 5121 49 5594
Fax: +49 711 811 505 5594
E-mail

Participants

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 809 419


HANS-LIST-PLATZ 1
8020 GRAZ
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alexander Holleis
Tel.: +43 316 787 2920
Fax: +43 316 787 770
E-mail
ROBERT BOSCH CAR MULTIMEDIA GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 435 792


ROBERT BOSCH STR 200
31139 Hildesheim
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Andrea Triller
Tel.: +49 5121 49 3069
Fax: +49 711 811 505 3069
E-mail
STIFTUNG FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AM KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUR TECHNOLOGIE
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 727 314


HAID UND NEU STRASSE 10-14
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jürgen Feiner
Tel.: +49 721 9654 913
Fax: +49 721 9654 909
E-mail
FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 537 293


POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL A GRANXA 249
36400 PORRINO PONTEVEDRA
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Ana Paul
Tel.: +34 986 900 300
Fax: +34 986 900 301
E-mail
PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES S.A.
France

EU contribution: EUR 658 736


Route de Gizy
78140 VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Frédéric Gas
Tel.: +33 156473774
Fax: +33 16145 4699
E-mail

Subjects

Energy Saving
Record Number: 99281 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11