E-mobility software

DEPOT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC BUSES

Depot and charging management for the public transport companies and e-bus fleets

New challenges due to the use of electric buses

  • Charging infrastructure in the depot
  • Limited battery range
  • Influencing factors: track profile, distance  between stops, traffic lights, traffic flow, heating/ air conditioning, outdoor temperature,…
  • Limited connected power at the depot
  • Transmission of data from the vehicle

Tasks in the diesel bus depot are „just” these:

  • Refuelling is separated from  parking
  • Only a few fuel pumps

Tasks in the electro-bus depot must be solved:

  • Charging and parking at one place 
  • Electrical area grid needs supervision 
  • Power peak shaving saves costs
  • Intelligent planning of (charging) operation

Our system consist of two main parts:

  1. Vehicle monitoring and control
  2. Dynamic load and charging management

Vehicle monitoring and control:

  • Continuous check of battery capacity
  • Consideration in block planning
  • Optimal placement of vehicles in the depot (SOC-dependent) – adapted to the existing charging infrastructure and the planned trips
  • Best possible use of available charging station
  • Minimal preconditioning before or after the start of blocks (just-in-time)

    Dynamic load and charging management:

    • Forecast of total daily energy requirement
    • Consideration of vehicle data and outside temperatures
    • Comparison with existing energy supply
    • Inclusion of supply, company
    • buildings and workshops
    • Development of a charging infrastructure strategyElectricity supply taking into account the currently available  power grid capacities and the conditions of the energy market

      Depot management and smart charging: