IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2019: Energy Management of a dual-mode locomotive

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Publication September 2018

The Vehicular Technology Society is proud to bring the SNCF in the Motor Vehicles Challenge adventure and to launch the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2019: Energy Management of a dual-mode locomotive.

The L2EP is strongly involved in the organization of this challenge !

Important dates :

  • September 30th 2018: closing date for registration, you can start to work right now! The participation is free !
  • December 15th 2018: Energy Management Strategy submission deadline
  • February 2019 : Results

The IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2019 : Energy Management of a dual-mode locomotive

For this 3rd edition, we are very proud to bring a railway transportation challenge with the SNCF (the French railway company). Both Academic and Professional teams are welcomed to participate in this challenge.

What is the challenge?

The locomotive is powered by an overhead line through a catenary or on-board fuel cell with battery and supercapacitors.

The challenge is to propose an Energy Management Strategy (EMS) to reduce the hydrogen and electricity purchase costs, to reduce the hydrogen consumption and to increase the lifetime of energy storage systems. In this way, a validated vehicle model and control will be provided to the challenge participants.

Awards :

The top scoring participants will be distinguished and invited to present their results in a special session at the 2019 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 1st prize: $3000 grant to attend the IEEE Vehicular Power & Propulsion Conference 2018 in Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • 2nd prize: $1500 grant to attend the IEEE Vehicular Power & Propulsion Conference 2018 in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Download for free :

  • a validated model and control of a dual-mode locomotive
  • a first performant energy management

The challenge is open to everyone (academics, students, industrials, etc).

Participation to the challenge is free. However, only the VTS members at the moment of the registration will opt to receive the awards : http://join.vtsociety.org

Compete with the best teams from around the world !

All the technical and practical information are available on : www.motorvehicleschallenge.org