There are various types of hybrid commercial vehicles with different power sources and sinks. Between these components there has to be a power distribution network.

 

Problem

The main challenge in devising an energy management system that can be used for various commercial vehicles is the smart definition of the interfaces -- between a central unit for controlling the power conversion and distribution and the energy components in the vehicle (sources and sinks).

 

Goal

The Energy Management system that will be demonstrated with a real vehicle minimizes operating costs while driving.

  Approach

  • Design of a vehicle model with different power sources and sinks
  • Validation of the vehicle model based on measurements with a real vehicle
  • Implementation of energy management in a simulation
  • Generalization of the results obtained