Workshop on novel approaches to energy management and eco-driving

Date: 14 November 2018

Time: 11:00 – 17:00                                                                                                                        

Venue: University of Southampton                                                    

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Scope of workshop: Novel approaches to energy management and eco-driving” aims at bringing together and encourages collaboration between communities and researchers interested in:

Novel, multidisciplinary approaches to fuel saving and emissions reduction of future connected vehicles including energy management control strategies, driver modelling, traffic modelling, user interface design, and beyond.

Both academic and industrial participants from several related fields, such as automotive engineering, traffic modelling, human factors, and control engineering are encouraged to attend. The workshop is organised by several members of the G-Active (Green Adaptive Control for Future Interconnected Vehicles) project (EPSRC grant no. EP/N022262/1), which is a multidisciplinary research project targeting fuel saving and emissions reduction involving researchers from the University of Southampton, Imperial College London and UCL. The workshop will include presentations by current project members as well as external speakers from BMW Group, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Ford Motor Company.

Workshop Program at a Glance:

Time Title Presenter
11:00-11:30 Registration, Tea and Coffee
11.30-11.40 Welcome Prof. Neville Stanton
University of Southampton
11:40-12:00 Overview of the G-Active project

Prof. Roberto Lot

University of Southampton


12:00-12:20 Traffic prediction modelling

Dr Bani Anvari

University College London

12:20-12:40 Overview of hybrid energy management and vehicle speed optimisation

Dr Simos Evangelou

Imperial College London

12:40-13:00 Predictive energy management for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on optimal control – an industry perspective

Johannes Bürger

BMW Group

13:15-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:20 Novel heuristic approaches to energy management of parallel hybrids

Dr Xuefang Li

Imperial College London

14:20-14:40 Driver modelling and optimisation of vehicle speed in a driving simulator

Dr James Fleming

University of Southampton

14:40-15:00 Ecological driver assistance system with driver-in-the-loop Dr Xingda Yan
University of Southampton
15:00-15:20 Eco-driving assistance system in the simulator: A little help can go a long way

Dr Craig Allison

University of Southampton

15:20-15:40 Technology advancements in the EV space and opportunities for funding

Ryan Fisher

Knowledge Transfer Network

15:40-16:00 Visualisation is critical to human-centred design innovation

Brian Rutter

University of Bath / Ford Motor Company (formerly)

16:00-17:00 Tea & Coffee, Networking  
16:00-17:00 Visit to Southampton University Driving Simulator (registration required)  

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. Roberto Lot, University of Southampton, UK
  • Dr Simos Evangelou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr Bani Anvari, University College London, UK
  • Dr James Fleming, University of Southampton, UK