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Integrated Control of Multiple-Motor and Multiple-Storage Fully Electric Vehicles

Integrated Control of Multiple-Motor and Multiple-Storage Fully Electric Vehicles

Objective

One of the main factors for energy efficiency enhancement in fully electric vehicles is systems integration. To achieve this, iCOMPOSE proposes a step change in the control software architecture with particular focus on comprehensive energy management. This will lead to energy savings and extended driving range of the fully electric vehicle, with benefits of improved vehicle safety and comfort. The key objectives are:
(1) Integration of the energy management, thermal management, driveability control and vehicle dynamics control into a single supervisory controller, using control allocation and model predictive control techniques between the multiple motors. Also the failsafe control functions will be unified in the supervisory controller.(2) Demonstration of the compatibility of the integrated control software with the actual computational power of novel multi-core automotive control units. This will include specific analyses concerning the increased performance and safety as well as reduced costs of the developed electronic components.(3) Integration of the unified controller with cloud-sourced information for the enhanced estimation and prediction of the vehicle states within a cooperative vehicle-road infrastructure, including semi-autonomous driving. This will allow energy management based on predictive control techniques.
The energy efficiency, safety and comfort benefits of these control techniques and cooperative vehicle-infrastructure interfaces will be assessed on existing, highly versatile FEV demonstrators that range from one to four electric drivetrains, and are equipped with dual mode energy storage systems comprising supercapacitors and battery packs.
Due to an undergone restructuring of their worldwide operations, LOTUS decided to stop further work since 31/10/2014. Models established during Year 1 and data provided by LOTUS can be further used within the project, providing that Lotus continues to have access to the simulation results. LOTUS will loan for free their battery system to Fraunhofer IVI so that the remaining work of LOTUS could be re-allocated to the other partners.
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Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

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Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 714 666

Administrative Contact

Daniel Watzenig (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 294 874

FLANDERS' DRIVE CVBA-SO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 764 000

SKODA AUTO A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 199 443

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 714 101

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 460 572

HUTCHINSON SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 251 370

LOTUS CARS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 010

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 511 964

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608897

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 238 937

  • EU contribution

    € 3 996 000

Coordinated by:

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria