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

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 30/09/2016
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Website: http://www.i-compose.eu/iCompose/

To improve energy efficiency of fully electric vehicles (FEV), iCOMPOSE proposes a step change in the control software architecture with particular focus on comprehensive energy management. This will lead to extended driving range, with additional benefits of improved safety and comfort. The key objectives are:

  • Integration of the energy management, driveability and vehicle dynamics control into a single supervisory controller with failsafe control functions, using control allocation and model predictive control techniques.
  • Demonstration of the compatibility of the integrated control software with the actual computational power of novel multi-core automotive control units.
  • Integration of cloud-sourced information for the enhanced estimation of the vehicle states within a cooperative vehicle-road infrastructure.

The results will be assessed on highly versatile FEV demonstrators with different drivetrains and energy storage systems comprising of batteries and supercapacitors.