- Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer
- Faculty / Institution:
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Project duration:
- 01.01.2015 to 31.07.2018
- EU contribution:
- 685.000 euros
Planning Tool and Engineering Services for the Electrification of Public Bus Fleets
Munep2 has developed innovative planning software that helps transport operators, planners and authorities transition from diesel to electric bus services, with funding and support from EIT Climate-KIC. Munep2 has developed a comprehensive software system through ebusplan GmbH, the project partner commercialising the software, that simulates the operational and logistical aspects of running a bus service, from mileage and technical specifications to timetabling and route planning. The technology supports planning and decision-making for those implementing electrification strategies. Potential users include municipal offices, urban developers, transport providers, transport operators, traffic managers and vehicle manufacturers. Munep2’s major innovation is the unification of operation planning with optimisation algorithms and technical models. This allows the user to see the effect of choosing different vehicles, infrastructure and operation schemes, and to plan a bespoke electrification strategy. Through detailed simulations that calculate varied scenarios, the user can make informed decisions about charging strategies and infrastructure, fleet size and operational planning.
- P3 Energy & Storage GmbH, Germany
- TU Delft OTB, Netherlands
- Birmingham City Council, United Kingdom
- Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe A.ö.R. (BVG), Germany
- Twynstra-Gudde, Netherlands
This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.