An innovative, comprehensive concept for energy efficient electric mobility - EO smart connecting car

Timo Birnschein, Frank Kirchner, Benjamin Girault, Mehmed Yüksel, Janosch Machowinski

In: 2012 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition (EnergyCon). IEEE International Energy Conference & Exhibition (EnergyCon-2012) Towards User-Centric Smart Systems September 9 Florence Italy Seiten 1028-1033 IEEE Explore 9/2012.


Within this paper, an innovative mobility concept is laid out, discussed, and demonstrated using the prototype car EO smart connecting car. The design concepts of a shrinkable as well as dockable car with the ability to move its four wheels freely and independently is described as well as the ability to dock with modules and other cars to form road trains. Furthermore, the software framework controlling the car and all its systems is depicted. Last but not least, the autonomous behavior the car will offer is discussed and future work will be projected.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence