Electric Vehicle Simulation and Animation

Range anxiety is a chief concern for all electric vehicles (EVs). Range anxiety summarizes the fear of being stranded in an electric vehicle due to insufficient battery. Therefore, we need a way to simulate and animate use and charging of battery for electric vehicles to assure users of the range of EVs. The application we designed can provide simulation and animation of EVs energy use and charging based on the physical characteristics of specific vehicles, terrain information, and driving route information. The application can accurately predict the range, energy use, and energy costs of these vehicles. Simulation can provide comparison of different models of EVs in terms of energy use, cost, and range. Moreover, our simulation can assist deployment of charging stations. Animation offers an overall picture of what is occurring while driving and charging an electronic vehicle on Google Earth and Google Map.


Issue Date:
2010-03
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/207275
Total Pages:
6




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