Hy-Nets project brought to completion
Hy-Nets project supported by the state of NRW, Germany, brought to completion
Smart tool chains save energy and therefore cut down on emissions. This is the result of the research project ‘Hy-Nets – Efficient Hybrid Propulsion using Vehicular Communication’. The research project was launched in mid-2016 by dSPACE, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, RWTH Aachen University, and the University of Paderborn. It was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The tool chain created in the course of the project showed that the predictive control algorithms developed by RWTH Aachen University can achieve energy savings of up to 32 percent. It also reduces standstill times at traffic lights. Data from vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication and from the cloud was used for energy-efficient journeys with as few traffic light stops as possible. The test drives were carried out on a virtual track through the city of Paderborn. dSPACE was the consortium leader for the research project.
The aim of the project was to bundle several vehicle technology topics that had previously been considered independently of each other to open up new efficiency potentials in the development of hybrid vehicles. The city of Paderborn and the engineering office Geiger & Hamburgier (IGH) supported the project as associated partners.