For years, the MOBI seminar has been known for its unique way of approaching themes, its exchange of expertise, its fruitful networking and its interesting presentations and people. This year will be no exception. We look forward to welcoming you to our Brussels campus on the 31st of March!
Within the current electric vehicle (EV) evolution and electrification strategy pushing towards more and more green and sustainable transport, there are key technological barriers and challenges, which are frequently changing from stakeholders’ perspectives. A decade ago, surveys pointed out that the three main barriers for the market introduction of electric vehicles (EV) were purchase price, driving range and availability of charging infrastructure. Which developments have made it possible to reach such impressive improvements? Was it only due to mass market production—upscaling the production capacity or also due to technological improvements—or choices of materials and designs? And what is needed to make for improvements in driving range and cost reduction or grid integrations?
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- A Stepwise Approach of Generating Agent-based Simulation Model for BrusselsUsing Ubiquitous Big Data.
- Modeling the behavior of an autonomous shuttle for the evaluation of last-mile solutions
- Assessing the impact of shared autonomous mobility with M3ICA
Demo's of our expert tools
- TCO tool: the user can select default vehicles after which he can immediately compare TCO results between the selected vehicles.
- ORCA: TCO & LCA
- The EV charging hub design tool: a framework that allows to easily calculate optimal numbers of EV chargers and solar installation size for small (a couple of chargers) and large (up to hundreds of chargers) charging hubs.
- Battery prototyping lab
- Battery Test Lab
- Power Electronics Reliability Lab
- DC and AC Microgrid Lab
- Electric Vehicle powertrain Lab
This year the MOBI Seminar theme is ‘Beyond the state of the art in e-mobility'. The day will consist of multiple pitches that tackle the topics such as: autonomous vehicles, next generation propulsion systems, smart charging, solid state batteries, the sustainability of electric vehicles and more. To end the day we proudly show our infrastructure by giving a tour of our different labs
9.30 Welcome, Prof. Joeri Van Mierlo – Head of MOBI
9.40 Setting the scene - Prof. Joeri Van Mierlo – Head of MOBI
It is an exciting period of time, where the transition towards a more sustainable mobility via the introduction of electric vehicles is taking place. What are the benefits and barriers for the e-mobility developments? Driving range, charging infrastructure availability and especially cost are perceived as important barriers for the market take-up of electric vehicles.
9.50 Keynote speaker Jef HUYCK: Impact of EV charging on distribution network
The upcoming electrification of public and private transport will have serious implications for the efficient operation of the distribution grid of the future.The wide-spread and necessary roll-out of the necessary private, public and semi-public charging infrastructure may lead to new challenges with respect to the balancing of the grid and to additional congestion problems. Hence advanced smart-charging and flexibility services will be needed, as well as new investments for reinforcing the distribution grids where necessary. Distribution System operator Fluvius serves approximately 3.5 million access points for electricity and its utility services cover all of the 308 Flemish municipalities, making it Flanders’ largest utility company. It is now in full preparation to come up to the challenges electromobility will present and is developing investment plan for this purpose.
10.20 Next generation propulsion systems for electric vehicles
Dr. Mohamed El Baghdadi- EPOWERS & Prof. Omar Hegazy – Head of EPOWERS
This short presentation will highlight the latest trends in powertrain developments, vehicle systems, expected range and fast charging capabilities. Digitalisation and connectivity as well as new electric drive components will be part of this presentation.
10.30 Smart Functionalities and Intelligent Battery Production
Prof. Maitane Berecibar - Head of BIC
The Battery Innovation Center is involved in battery R&I projects aiming at enhancing battery performance and reliability and at optimising the battery production process. Through the presentation you will learn about the latest research activities in the field and the current SoA.
11.10 Future and Modular DC charging enabling V2X Features
Dr. Thomas Geury – EPOWERS
Trends to new smart technologies to enhance charging capabilities will be presented towards smart green solutions with more energy savings.
11.20 Smart charging and V2G cloud solutions
Dr. Cedric De Cauwer - EVERGi
How to design and operate profitably your electric vehicle parking of the future?
11.30 Supporting the development of sustainable energy communities
Prof. Thierry Coosemans – Head of EVERGi
EVERGi's methodology supports innovators that want to build new, climate neutral communities that share renewable energy locally.
11.40 - The sustainability of electric vehicles and communities
Prof. Maarten Messagie – Head of EVERGi
EVERGi's latest viewpoints on the multi-facets of the life cycle sustainability of electric vehicles and other new climate neutral breakthrough technologies.
- 11.50 Autonomous Vehicles
Prof. Evy Rombaut – E&AV group
In MOBI's EV/AV lab, we investigate the possible business cases of autonomous vehicle services from a broad perspective. At the same time, we assess the impact of replacing private cars with shared autonomous vehicles in the Brussels Capital region in our traffic model.
- 12.00 Where can light play a rol in EV/AV communication and how disruptive could it be?
Jan Coosemans - MERLIN
This presentation gives an overview on how optical communication could play an important role in the transition to more connected and autonomous vehicles.Some applications of V2X will be discussed as well as the benefits of using optical communication inside vehicles.
12.10 The total cost for logistics providers (TCO)
Prof. Lieselot Vanhaverbeke & Stefan Sallinger – E&AV group
The transport sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse (GHG) emissions. One of the main challenges in the transition is today’s purchasing cost of electric trucks that is still more than 3x higher compared to diesel equivalents. We address this by having a look into the total cost (TCO), combined with the environmental impacts. With our comprehensive TCO approach and tool we allow stakeholders to simulate the real impact of the transition.
12.30 Wrap-up – Prof. Thierry Coosemans – Deputy Director MOBI
12.35 Walking lunch
13.30 Lab visits