A first novel architecture of a complete ERS has been presented as part of the project “Research & Innovation Platform for Electric Roads”. When the architecture gains acceptance it can be used to identify critical interfaces which needs to be standardized and thereby improve interoperability. The architecture is also critical in order to define analyse a business ecosystem and to avoid misunderstandings when discussing ERS across borders.
The report ”Overview of ERS concepts and complementary technologies” from the Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems (CollERS) is published. The purpose of this report is twofold: ensure common ground for collaboration, and provide a state-of-the-art description for stakeholders and other interested readers.
The main contributors to the report are Martin Gustavsson and Conny Börjesson at RISE; Florian Hacker and Sven Kühnel at Öko-Institut; Hinrich Helms, Julius Jöhrens and Julius Rücker at ifeu; and Magnus Lindgren at the Swedish Transport Administration.
Electric Road Systems (ERS) are being demonstrated on public roads in Sweden, but how to make the step to large scale operation? How will the business ecosystem work and how can interfaces be standardized? These and other questions will be explored within a project executed by a “Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads”, which has been granted funding of 19 MSEK in total from the Swedish Program for Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation (FFI) and the Swedish Transport Administration. An industry contribution of 8 MSEK gives a total investment of 27 MSEK during a period ending in 2019.