By applying artificial intelligence (AI) to predictive maintenance of electric-powered buses we can significantly prolong their lifetime. Halmstad University and Volvo Group have received SEK 15 million from Vinnova for the collaborate research project EVE (Extending life of Vehicles within the Electromobility era). The project’s goal is to facilitate the development of electromobility services and the transition to fossil free roads.
Electromobility (e-mobility), which is a general term for all electric-powered vehicles, is a large part of the ongoing shift towards sustainable transportation of goods and people. Assistant Professor Sepideh Pashami is the project leader of EVE at Halmstad University:
“Electromobility will lead to a change in how we see and use vehicles. Electrification of transport is happening right now. However, it is hindered by high costs and lack of customer confidence, as well as the limited experience that OEMs have in this area. New solutions based on analysing data and artificial intelligence allow for close monitoring of assets and fast reaction times, which are critical factors for wide acceptance of electromobility”, says Sepideh Pashami.
Marco Spiga is a Senior Consultant at Volvo Group and the Volvo Pilot for EVE:
“Improving our knowledge about the electric-asset utilisation is not an optional organisational luxury, it is a necessity if we want to excel and take a leading position within electromobility. Partnership is the key enabler to success, so creating an eco-system together with other organisations is vital. Halmstad University has so far been a reliable partner and we are building our collaboration on transparency and trust”, says Marco Spiga.
Credit: “Halmstad University starts a new collaborative research project with Volvo Group for more efficient electromobility”, Sepideh Pashami.