eCo-Fev’s final event a success
Nearly 50 representatives of industry, academia and authorities joined the eCo-FEV final event on May 22nd, 2015 in Grenoble, France which was efficiently carried out in a single day. eCo-FEV successfully demonstrated the supply of ICT services to a real user under real conditions and on public domain. In the morning, speeches and presentations during a conference informed about the eCo-FEV achievements. Starting by noon, driving demonstrations provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the eCo-FEV systems. In parallel, the technical review was held during the afternoon hours. During the entire day the event was complemented by an exhibition which consisted of posters displaying the major results from all work packages.
The demonstration was carried out at a site named “Smart Park and Ride” located at the entry of Grenoble. Participants there could experience co-modal trip planning by the eCo-FEV back end. A control centre was installed and participants started a real trip by electric car to demonstrate how the systems work. The trip was affected by two traffic events: a closed road and congestion. As a result, the eCo-FEV back end re-planned the trip two times, booked a charging station for the vehicle and proposed a new multimodal route by express bus line. Furthermore, eCo-FEV systems supplied dynamic bus timetables. At the end of the demonstration, participants could travel back to Grenoble by express bus line which can take a dedicated shared lane to bypass congestion.
eCo-FEV’s integration with different infrastructure systems proved full functionality and enabled to include battery autonomy, dynamic traffic information and different charging possibilities. Consequently, the eCo-FEV final event was a great success. All participants highly appreciated to experience the systems first hand, the event setting and the networking opportunities.