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In the first quarter of 2013 the research project Elvire, which was funded within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, was successfully finished.
The project objective was the development and testing of driver supporting solutions to eliminate the electric vehicle drivers’ concerns related to the driving range due to the low storage capacity and the limited network of battery charging stations. The focus was on providing new and innovative communication concepts and solutions for electric vehicles, to create an optimal interaction of e-vehicle information and driver’s requirements with external service providers and energy infrastructure to ensure reliable mobility for electric vehicles in terms of range and energy supply.
Role of ATB in this project was, in close cooperation with VW, to define concepts, communication interfaces and services and to implement an online access to vehicle-specific data (charging levels, energy demand, charging times, location, etc.), to allow the creation of a new dimension of high quality services based on real time information.
The final project event took place in Amsterdam and was coupled with a dissemination workshop where the results issued by the project were presented and demonstrated.
More information is available at the Elvire Homepage.