The SpringerBriefs series publishes the book “Comprehensive Energy Management. Enhancement of energy efficiency in fully electric vehicles”. It collects articles from the “4th Generation EV” cluster projects and is edited by Daniel Watzenig and Bernhard Brandstaetter from VIF. The main topics of the book are integration of the energy management, thermal management and driveability/dynamics control. The book will be of interest to a wide range of readers: academics and researchers within engineering, graduate students, automotive engineers at OEMs and suppliers, ICT and software engineers, managers, and other decision-makers.


It includes contributions from the iCOMPOSE project by the following chapters: 

  • Semi-Autonomous driving based on optimized speed profile (Sebastiaan van Aalst, Flanders Make) 
  • The Design of Vehicle Speed Profile for Semi-Autonomous Driving (Zdenek Herda, Škoda)
  • Model Based Functional Safety Engineering (Dariusz Szymanski, Flanders Make)
  • Predictive Energy Management on Multi-Core Systems (Stephanie Grubmüller, Virtual Vehicle)
  • Model predictive control of highly efficient Dual Mode Energy Storage systems including DC/DC converter (Ralf Bartholomaeus, Fraunhofer IVI)
  • Holistic Thermal Management Strategies For Electric Vehicles (Matthias Hütter, AVL)

On May 3rd the semi-annual general assembly meeting of the iCOMPOSE project took place at Skoda's in Mlada Boleslav. All partners presented the current status of the workpackages as well as the contributions and next steps. Thanks to all praticipants.

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On the 30th of September 2015, the iCOMPOSE project closed the second project period successfully. The review meeting took place in Lommel (Belgium) at Flander's MAKE's on November 4. All partners presented their contributions done in the second year as well as the next steps. Thanks to all praticipants.

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The iCOMPOSE / Flanders Make Range Rover Evoque at the IAVSD Symposium

in Graz, 19.08.2015

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The European Project iCOMPOSE was presented on August 19 2015 at the IAVSD Symposium in Graz. The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Road and Tracks is the leading international conference bringing together scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest ideas and breakthroughs. More information: www.IAVSD2015.org

Dr. Daniel Watzenig (VIRTUAL VEHICLE) gave a presentation on the iCOMPOSE project and the 4th EV project cluster. Flanders Drive showcased a fully electric Range Rover Evoque demonstrator with 4 individually electrically driven wheels.

The photo shows: Daniel Watzenig (VIF), Wouter De Nijs (Flanders Make), Stephanie Messner (VIF), Koen Rutten (Flanders Make), Dries Hollebekkers (Flanders Make), Matthias Scharrer (VIF)