I2EASE - Intelligence for Efficient, Electrified and Automated Driving by Use of sensors

The reduction of greenhouse gases is one of the central environmental goals of the present age. Apart from the importance of expanding the use of renewable energies, establishing emission-free vehicles is one key to reducing the high CO2 emissions caused by traffic. But the narrow range of electric vehicles affects customer acceptance in a negative way and is a barrier to the technology. Because of the limited number of charging stations and the inadequate charging-infrastructure for electric vehicles, an efficient operation of the vehicles is absolutely indispensable. Automated driving is one option for efficiency improvement, with its ideal operational and driving strategies.

Networking between vehicles and infrastructure supports a prescient holistic optimization of the traffic flow and reduces the energy requirements of the traffic. The project I2EASE designs, implements, and evaluates an energy efficient traffic signal control, based on Car-2-X communication, and considers the requirements of automated driving. During the electronics development of electric vehicles, their range and energy efficiency have to be enhanced and the traffic safety, especially at intersections, has to be improved, thereby also increasing the acceptance of electric vehicles.

Project information:


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Funding period:

01.01.2016 - 30.12.2018


Ralf Philipsen, M.SC.

Teresa Schmidt, M.A.

Project partners:

IKA der RWTH AachenUniv.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein

IRT der RWTH AachenUniv.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel

HCIC der RWTH AachenUniv.-Prof. Dr. phil. Martina Ziefle

ICE der RWTH AachenUniv.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Ascheid, Dr.-Ing. Guido Dartmann

OSRAM GmbH - Dr. Ferdinand Walther

MAT.TRAFFIC GmbH - Dr. Paul Mathias

Ebee Smart Technologies GmbH - Robert Weyrauch

ICE Gateway GmbH - Ramin Mokhtari