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EVA Project

OPTIMIZATION OF REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC AND CONNECTED  AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

The emerging technologies of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are both foreseen to undergo a dramatic growth in the near future. Many local administrations are currently fostering innovation by addressing technical challenges towards EVs massive deployment, particularly regarding the charging infrastructure and the grid (diffusion and standardization of charging plugs and communication protocols and upgrade of the electrical system to meet the increased power demand). However, by failing to account for the disruptive impact that the diffusion of CAVs might have in a very near future, they risk to largely invest in EV-based fast obsolescing territorial infrastructures and to later lack the capability to address the possibly radically different needs created by a wide diffusion of CAVs.
To support urban and regional institutions to steer the transition towards ECAVs, EVA research project aims at exploring innovative territorial infrastructures capable of effectively supporting these emerging technologies in road mobility.

Expected project outcomes

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Contextual future mobility scenarios

Future scenarios of connected and autonomous cars, particularly under the sharing economy framework, will be co-create in Bolzano and Ticino regions.

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Simulation of the grid network for the future mobility

Simulate the energy needs of the diffusion of electric mobility, in the private or shared framework, in the local grids.

 

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Otimization of charging infrastructures

Strategies to optimize the EVs charging stations infrastructures by passing investment in fast obsolescing ones.

 

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Tools to support regional transition

Produce guidelines to support the regional institutions in the transition towards an autonomous mobility and identification of new business models.

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