Efficient Hybrid Propulsion using Vehicular Communication

  • 22. May 2017: Project presentation on the 16th Wirtschaftstag by DENSO

    DENSO, Mr. Yano, Head of European Technical Center and Aachen Engineering Center joined the so-called "Wirtschaftstag". The event, which was linked to the "Japan-Tag" in Duesseldorf had following title: "Innovation durch Kooperation - neue Erfolgsstrategien fur Unternehmen in der digitalisierten und globalisierten Wirtschaft".

    Plenum at the 16th Wirtschaftstag in Dusseldorf

    About 200 persons attended this event. Mr. Yano presented DENSO's R&D activities in Europe, amongst others the HY-NETS project. During the panel discussion Mr. Yano got positive feedback on this activity, which was apparently appreciated by the audience.

  • 28 March 2017: Project meeting in Wegberg

    Project partners at DENSO in Wegberg

    Full project meeting in Wegberg: project parters meet at Denso.

  • 30 November 2016: New article in the dSPACE Magazine: Low Emissions with Hy-Nets

    A new article was published in the 2/2016 issue of the dSPACE Magazine.

  • 8 November 2016: Project meeting in Paderborn

    Full project meeting in Paderborn: project parters and representatives of the city of paderborn meet at dSPACE GmbH.

  • 8 November 2016: Presentation of a master's thesis.

    During the project meeting, Max Tacke presented his master's thesis.

    Integration of geodata into an environment simulation for the testing of predictive and automated driving functions (Einbindung von Geodaten in eine Umfeldsimulation zum Testen von prädiktiven und automatisierten Fahrfunktionen)

    Concerning the rising complexity in the area of driver assistant systems, it is necessary to reproducibly test newly developed functions in a realistic car environment as early as possible. The construction of the geo-specific environment simulation, which is needed for this purpose, is a complex process, during which the integration of geo-data is mostly done by hand by the developers. Due to the complexity of the driver assistant systems, the needed test depth adds to the problem.

    Therefore, as a first step, the software tools, which are needed for an automatized modelling of a simulation environment, were expanded within this Master’s Thesis and in cooperation with the company dSpace. Thereafter, a reference route was defined for relevant geo-specific features, such as road routing with an elevation profile and traffic lights. It was extracted from databases and integrated into the simulation configuration. In a next step, reference measurements for this route were recorded with a demonstrator vehicle. These vehicle and sensor data were integrated into the simulation to depict other road users. Finally, the process to generate the simulation environment was validated, and a predicative and automatized driving function was developed and examined to increase the energy efficiency of the Ego-vehicle. Thus, the execution of realistic tests enables an objective evaluation of predictive and automatized driving functions.

    Supervisors: Markus Eisenbarth M. Sc. and Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Plum, Correctors: Prof. Dr.-Ing Jakob Andert and Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther

  • 21 June 2016: Kick-off press statement released

    Using Vehicle-to-X communication for more efficient hybrid propulsion: project funded by European Union and the state of NRW commences.