Electric Vehicles (EVs) are being introduced in the market, but batteries reduced energy storage capacity and the lack of a high density charging infrastructure limit their autonomy range. In order to overcome this limitation, we propose developing a new solution enabling drivers to drive longer distances. This will be achieved by integrating some components of the cooperative transport infrastructure (charging system, public transport system and the vehicle), and by increasing driving autonomy through energy consumption reduction obtained with the improvement of driving efficiency. In this work we show how to create a cooperative system in a mobile device to integrate public transportation real time information in an EV. Integration of EVs with public transport system allows extension of driving autonomy beyond the storing capacity of vehicle’s batteries. Supplying information on availability, schedule and price of public transport allows the driver to plan the journey using EV and public transportation in a complementary way, using functions as car parking booking (and charging) and ticket buying. This information is integrated in a mobile device providing the driver with a collaborative holistic approach of different public transportation infrastructure sources, that can be combined with real traffic information, parking places and charging slots and current driver position, to support the driver decision making process. FEDER Funds - Operational Programme for Competitiveness Factors (COMPETE) PTDC/EEA-EEL/104569/2008 and the project MITPT/ EDAM-SMS/0030/2008. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) - PTDC/EEA-EEL/104569/2008, MITPT/EDAM-SMS/0030/2008.

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Published on 01/01/2012

Volume 2012, 2012
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