MOLECULES is a demonstration object for electromobility including three large-scale pilot sites in Barcelona, Paris and Berlin. Supported by ITS (Intelligent Transportation Services), a so-called Smart Connected Electromobility (SCE) should be integrated into available transport and mobility applications. In this context, mobility services for a better integration of both existing and new electrical vehicle fleets into daily operations, are developed, demonstrated and evaluated in relation to their functionality and effectiveness.
As work package leader of MOLECULES, DLR Institute of Transport Research (IVF) is responsible for the definition of methods and indicators for the assessment of traffic related and environmental impacts (WP5) as well as for the evaluation of developed and implemented services and applications (WP7). Furthermore, IVF coordinates the activities of the Berlin pilot site in close cooperation with their partners (Senate Administration for Urban Development, VMZ Berlin and Greenwheels).
MOLECULES objectives are:
Apart from the development, implementation and demonstration of MOLECULES applications, the project defines methods, criteria and indicators for evaluating the traffic-related impact of applied electromobility services . After a demonstration phase, the project continues with the evaluation of services and applications supporting electromobility on one hand, and with the evaluation of traffic-relevant, ecological, economic and social impacts of those services on the other. Basically, this concerns the integration of electric vehicles (cars, electronic bikes, pedelecs, segways) into the traffic system and their combination with conventional cars and alternative modes of transport as well as the improvement of everyday suitability of electromobility by using ITS.
January 2012 – December 2014