ECoMobility – Connected E-Mobility
Reducing CO2 emissions and efficient using fossil resources are the main goals of future mobility. Contrary to this, the demand of individual mobility is growing. One solution for this conflict is an increased utilization of electric mobility. Due to the challenges posed by electric vehicles boundary conditions (low range and just partially developed charging infrastructure) this can only be achieved by intelligent connection with other mobility vehicles, infrastructure and road users themselves.
The project ECoMobility deals with requirements, problems and innovative solutions for the integration of different mobility providers (e.g. private vehicles, commercial fleets, e-bikes and public transport). Beside the professorship of Management Accounting and Control also the professorships of Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Industrial Engineering and Innovation Management, Power Engineering and High Voltage Technology, Communications Engineering as well as Circuit and System Design are involved in the interdisciplinary research group. The project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the European Union and the Free State of Saxony (project manager S√§chsische AufbauBank).
The objective of the project is to establish an internally connected mobility offer consisting of electric vehicles, pedelecs and public transport. Focusing on the development, connection and evaluation of innovative solutions ECoMobility is divided into the three interdependent emphases Human Factors, ECological and EConomic:
Besides investigations of user adapted incentives for groups of people with different mobility styles, innovative solutions for providing power to charging points and for the effective use of the traffic area will be developed.
Additionally, connected mobility concepts must be operated economically. The Professorship of Management Accounting and Control is especially in charge of ensuring the economic efficiency of innovative connected mobility concepts from the point of view of all involved market actors as well as developing viable business models for realizing the complete system. In this context, based on the Life Cycle Costing, an appropriate instrument will be advanced in such a manner that it is suitable for a long-term economic evaluation of connected mobility concepts. Furthermore, a specific electric mobility Target Costing concept will be developed, which enables determining target prices and target costs of goods and services from the user's perspective and providing advices for its shaping. After evaluating the research results of the project ECoMobility, finally concrete recommendations for the economical creation of innovative service performance and realization concepts and connected mobility elements will be derived.
Link to the web page of the project: http://www.eco-mobility.info/