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Work plan

The project MOBINCITY will be divided into nine different work packages. The proposed structure is based on the different interactions that will be developed within the project, as showed in the following figure. It is important to highlight the close interconnection among the different activities to be carried out within the project:

MOBINCITY work plan

WP1. Definition of requirements and system design

WP2. Interaction of FEV with transportation infrastructures

The main objective of this WP is to define the interaction of the Full-Electric Vehicle (FEV) with the transport infrastructure using information about the environment of the vehicle at real-time. The specific objectives are:

  1. To develop a Smart Transport Middleware (STM) able to collect information from external sources with influence in the operation of the FEV, including traffic information, weather and road conditions, unforeseen events, etc.
  2. To interoperate with other alternative transport modes compatible with driver needs
  3. To develop a Proactive Intelligent Information System based on algorithms for improving the traffic flow by learning and exploiting traffic data.

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WP3. Interaction of FEV with energy infrastructure

The main objective of WP3 is to define, design and develop systems, methodologies and tools for the effective with the charging infrastructure (power network, charging stations, Charging Station Control Centers (CSCC), end-user information services related to EV charging and other actors involved in the power network operation and energy supply) and will be focused on integration of FEV users needs in control strategies of charging infrastructure. In addition, the functionalities of ICT infrastructure will be enhanced with capability to support the FEV user’s needs also during the process of trip planning. The specific objectives are:

  1. To develop the functional scheme of the FEV interaction with the energy grid
  2. To define the main parameters of the power systems influencing the charging strategies
  3. To develop an integrated system able to analyze and process the information
  4. To implement different SW solutions within the charging infrastructure needed to support the FEV user in
  5. optimal trip planning
  6. To implement different methods and algorithms in order to respect in maximal possible extent the FEV user needs while minimizing the impact of FEV charging on the energy grid.

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WP4. Communication Systems

The main objective of this WP is to define all communication systems involved and define the more suitable for new communication processes. The main specific objectives are the following:

  1. To analyse the defined requirements.
  2. To define and design reliable communication systems and interfaces for the different information sources.

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WP5. Adaptative strategies for trip planning, charging and driving

The main objective of WP5 is to develop the algorithms that will define the most efficient and flexible strategies for the trip, taking into account all smart city environmental variables, the interaction with the user and his preferences and also the internal efficiency processes of the FEV. The main specific objectives are:

  1. To develop the algorithms that will define an efficient trip.
  2. Interaction with the FEV’s driver.
  3. Integration of other adaptive strategies for efficiency.

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WP6. System integration and validation

The main objective of this Working Package is to materialize and integrate all the systems and tools developed in previous WPs into a compact system. The main specific objectives are:

  1. Integration of all the developed systems in a compact unit.
  2. Validation of the system in pilot facilities.
  3. Integration of the system to a real FEV

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WP7. Field tests

The main objective of this WP will be the demonstration at small-scale of the developed systems testing as well the interactions among all agents involved. The specific objectives are:

  1. To install the prototype in a real electric vehicle with all functionalities
  2. To test the interaction of FEV with transport infrastructure (Pilot 1 to be performed in Ljubljana or Rome)
  3. To test the interaction of FEV with energy grid (Pilot 2 to be performed in Rome)
  4. To analyse the outcomes and driver’s experiences from pilots 1 and 2

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WP8. Dissemination and Exploitation

The overall objective of this workpackage is to disseminate an exploit the results and outcomes developed under the project so that the impact of the MOBINCITY Project is maximised. The specific objectives are the following:

Impact Assessment

  1. Achieve a maximum impact of all working packages and the whole project
  2. Guarantee the successful accomplishment of all defined project milestones
  3. Ensure the European impact of the project initiative

Dissemination

  1. To prepare the overall strategy for the dissemination of the project results and its implementation.
  2. Internal and external dissemination through project website.
  3. To raise awareness of the MOBINCITY Project in the scientific community and interested stakeholders.
  4. To identify the specific and partial, as well as overall project results, aiming at their future exploitation.
  5. To get a clear understanding of possible primary and secondary markets for partial as well as overall project results, and develop a plan for the exploitation of the project results.
  6. To transfer the knowledge and experience obtained in the project to other European stakeholders in EV market.

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WP9. Project Management

The objectives of this WP are the following:

  1. To ensure an appropriate management and coordination of the project and its activities
  2. To ensure the proper communication and collaboration between all project partners.
  3. To manage and monitor the project progress in order to respect time and resource constraints and communicate fluidly this progress to the project members, the end users and the European Commission Officers.

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MOBINCITY - Smart mobility in smart city

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314328.