Transition to electric Public Transit systems (e-PT): Infrastructure planning, transit design and operations, and individualized battery management
Despite the skeptics of electrification of private cars, it is widely recognized that the pros of electric public transit systems largely outweigh their cons. In this research, we establish an interdisciplinary consortium consisting of top-tier researchers from infrastructure engineering, electrical engineering, vehicle engineering, and transport management to collectively deal with these unsettled issues by considering an integrated system of systems. We endeavor to develop a complete picture of opportunities and challenges, and a technical pathway of transformation in the foreseeable electrification/connectivity of future transit systems that integrates the emerging vehicular, computing and communication technologies, as well as policies and social perspectives (e.g. drive shame), aiming at improving the energy utilization and users’ wellbeing.
The project is sponsored by AoA Energy Foundation and Swedish Energy Agency for two years from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2022. The total budget for this project is 3.8 million SEK.
- Australian Catholic University (Academic, Australia)
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Chair Professor of Urban Mobility Systems (0%), Architecture and Civil Engineering
Member, Academia Europaea-The Academy of Europe
Xiaobo's research is focused on large, complex and interrelated urban mobility systems in the era of emerging vehicular and communication technologies. More specifically, his research has been...
Associate Professor at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Division of Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems
Jelena Andric is a senior researcher within the research group Road Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management at the Division of VEAS. Jelena received a Ph.D. degree from Chalmers in numerical...
Professor, Electrical engineering
Balázs Kulcsár is with Automatic Control research group. His main research focuses on intelligent transportation systems design, traffic (flow) modeling for control, Linear Parameter Varying systems...
Postdoc, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics, Urban Mobility Systems
Lingshu Zhong is a postdoctoral researcher appointed by the Urban Mobility Systems Group, focusing his research on the interaction of power systems and transportation system.
- Swedish Energy Agency (Public, Sweden)
- Chalmers (Site, Sweden)
- Chalmers (Publisher, Sweden)