Mobility and public transport are developing rapidly in new directions with a strong focus on zero-emission. Latest technologies on batteries, chargers, climate systems, connectivity and datamining are main drivers for these developments. Current state of the art battery technology is still the main limiting factor for range of vehicles. Besides drive train also other factors like climate system, ambient temperature effect on the battery, road conditions (friction), auxiliaries (pneumatics, steering, etc.) are significant energy consumers. This all limits the practical usable application range for public transport busses and makes it difficult to plan the operation of the busses efficiently and flexibility is limited.
Your challenge is to design an algorithm and tool to plan the optimum charging strategy for the Eindhoven fleet of electric public transport buses considering energy usage, environmental conditions, energy prices, charge time (bus offline), road conditions, etc.
During the hackathon, VDL Group will provide you with the following extra information (ask for it at their stand):
The most complete, tangible and appealing tool assessed on:
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