EDAG researchers are researching on the inductive charging techniques of taxis. The study is conducted together with Hanover University of Applied Sciences, Sumida Components & Modules, and TU Braunschweig where EDAG is working on taxi stand projects running on inductive charging coils. Small battery capacities are enabled to suffice in the future.
The project is focused on charging electric taxis. The main concept is to use the standing times of taxi as charging time. Charging columns and cables are eliminated which allowed batteries with smaller capacities to be used.
The team of EDAG is developing the project for power electronics where the switching of Sumida’s charging coils on the roadside is enabled. The experts are also going to integrate receiver coils into vehicles as a prototype.
Receiver coils are mainly preferred for dual-function configuration as coils are easy and fabrication is inexpensive which can also be overlaid on top of each other where they need for switching circuitry is eliminated. (sciencedirect.com)
The integration of the coils in the roadway is being researched by the Technical University of Braunschweig where it is being tested at the field of HsH and the Hanover University of Applied Sciences is using a suitable charging positioning assistant to implement it. Two supplementary function modules are being developed at the HsH for power electronics with a charge controller and a communication module. The implementation is mainly aimed at the taxi stand where the gained knowledge is used for inductive charging coils at Hanover central station. The project is in cooperation with Hallo Taxi 3811 where it is presented publicly. Lane Charge project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with an estimation of 3.7 million euros.