The challenge to define architectures and interfacing standards for a European electric mobility service infrastructure

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Our European project Electric Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) combines highly innovative technology and new business models to create the conditions for large scale adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV). We can achieve this by enabling the sharing of EVs, thus optimizing their utilization and reducing cost. This combination will make EVs a functional and cost equivalent to Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEV) by replacing individual ownership of vehicles with shared EVs, which are utilized on-demand as a service. “Sharing” will become the underlying principle of enterprise mobility. In addition, we connect EV sharing services to other eco-friendly modes of mobility. Finally, we are working toward finding easily accessible and user-friendly solutions.

In order to collaborate efficiently in an eMaaS ecosystem, architectures and interfacing standards are needed. Systems Engineering and Multidisciplinary Design (SEMD) offers a suite of tools and techniques to support this development. Our presentation will discuss several SEMD approaches that support the development of an eMaaS architecture, for example:

♦ A3-architecture – understanding systems of current partners in place from a functional, physical, context and quantification viewpoint
♦ User stories – envisaging how different actors would like to interact with the systems
♦ Use Cases – envisaging in which scenario’s MaaS services are being deployed
Functional Decompositions – Identifying and allocating functions that are required in the system
♦ Development Roadmaps – Business Cases mapped to functional decompositions
♦ Development of Operational Concepts – As developed for the Transport Operator and MaaS Provider API (TOMP API)
Period24 Sept 2020
Event title3rd System Architecting Conference 2020
Event typeConference
Conference number3
LocationEindhoven, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational