EMERALD (Energy Management and Recharging for Efficient Electric Car Driving)
Objective: Efficient energy management for electric car driving
COSMOTE participated in the European research project EMERALD (http://www.fp7-emerald.com/), aimed at achieving efficient energy management for "green" Fully Electric Vehicles (FEVs) and their seamless integration into the transport and power grid infrastructure.
The project developed an innovative system with advanced functionalities capable of predicting energy consumption and providing personalized feedback to the driver while on the move. The system takes into account the FEV auxiliaries, driver profiling, as well as traffic, charging and weather-related data. Furthermore, it allows data transfer from the vehicles to the central platform via the power grid during charging. Finally, the system allows for efficient energy fleet management.
COSMOTE was responsible for defining the technical specifications for safe and effective communication of the FEVs with the system's central platform and with each other, and also took part in defining the use cases, in system evaluation and in developing applications and tools for smart mobile devices. The company also significantly help disseminate and capitalize on the project results and also investigated new business models.
EMERALD built on the findings of the ECOGEM1 research project, which developed an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) to assist FEV drivers regarding environmentally friendly route planning, nearest recharging points, vehicle autonomy, etc. For its participation in the ECOGEM and EMERALD research projects, COSMOTE was awarded at Ethos Sustainability Awards 2014 (http://ethos-sustainabilityforum.gr/el/) with the "Long-Term Cooperation and CSR Engagement Award".
The EMERALD project involved 12 bodies from 4 countries (Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland), including the NTUA (ICCS), Greek PPC, car manufacturers (SOLARIS, Comarth), software development companies (Softeco, HI iberia, Telvent), etc. It was partly funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program (FP7) and ran for three years (07/2013 – 06/2016).
For more information see the project factsheet.
1ECOGEM – Cooperative Advanced driver Assistance System for Green Cars
For more information see the project leaflet.