In addition to the traditional dissemination activities, the five demonstration sites will count with devoted showcases supported at national level. Thus, at least 5 papers submitted, 6 conference presentations, 3 collaboration agreements with relevant networks, 3 open showcases will be developed during the project. For instance, Saragossa city will promote INCIT-EV results taking advantage of the Spanish Mobility City project, established as national reference in Spain and whose promoters are supporting INCIT-EV within its Advisory Board. It is also relevant to emphasize that international and EU-wide stakeholders with key implications in the EV deployment as ENTSO-e or TOYOTA among others, have expressed their support to INCIT-EV and will take also part in its Advisory Board.
One of the cornerstones of INCIT-EV and the basis for all the solutions developed within the project is an enhanced understanding of the EV users’ expectations and needs. INCIT-EV will combine different traditional (literature review, public data analysis, surveys, participatory techniques) and more innovative techniques to produce new insights on users’ perceptions and factors of influence. One of the most relevant innovations will be the application for the first time in the field of e-mobility of neuroscience techniques combined with bio-signals to identify users’ unconscious preferences for charging options. In particular, a mobile sensor equipment will be used to measure the emotions of the users engaged in the different UC of the project and subsequently infer their unarticulated needs. All these new insights on EV users’ behaviour will enable a better characterisation of the different user groups and will feed into the two main pillars of the project: the 10 innovative charging solutions; and the INCIT-EV platform.
INCIT-EV will design, developed and demonstrate a set of charging solutions to respond to EV user’s needs in 7 representative use cases with high replicability potential across Europe. These charging solutions will consist of several components (e.g. RES, ESS, smart charging algorithms or micro-grids).
The INCIT-EV ICT platform will cover two main needs. First of all, a DSS will be orientated to support Mobility planners and Policy makers on the development of ad-hoc action plans to boost the penetration of electric vehicles in their area through the deployment of user-centric charging infrastructure. Secondly, a set of applications, including parking reservation, payment and smart charging, will be focused on the improvement of EV drivers experience, providing them with relevant information and services related to the electric mobility.
The INCIT-EV ICT platform will be interoperable with all end-users and technologies. Its architecture is split in 3 layers: (1) Bottom layer, including the cyber-physical and third parties systems interconnection for managing and control operations; (2) Middleware, including edge and cloud computing for data collection and platform orchestration (3) Upper layer, as a market place framework where the DSS and the EV users APPs are hosted and delivered to the field. The following diagram represents the INCIT-EV ICT platform architecture: