Interview with Automotive Electronics Magazine, South Korea

Interview with Automotive Electronics Magazine, South Korea

I met with IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) in February 2019 to start the discussion about the evolution of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, and the hydrogen economy.

I met with IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) in February 2019 to start the discussion about the evolution of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, and the hydrogen economy.

Stakeholder Advisory Board Member, Metrology for Hydrogen Vehicles (MetroHyVe)

- A large hydrogen infrastructure is currently in development across Europe however the industry faces the dilemma that they are required to meet certain measurement requirements (set by European legislation) that cannot currently be followed due to the lack of available methods and standards. The EMPIR Metrology for Hydrogen Vehicles will be the first large scale project of its kind that will tackle these measurement challenges.
- The current state-of-the-art for the objectives above and the planned outcomes from this project are:

• Flow metering – Currently there is no capability for calibrating hydrogen flow meters to be used at HRSs for monitoring the amount of hydrogen dispensed into the vehicle up to pressures of 875 bar (required for stations providing hydrogen at NWP of 700 bar). The JRP will develop a gravimetric method to calibrate and verify flow meters with hydrogen at a NWP of 700 bar, as well as new methods which allow non-flammable substances to be used to calibrate these flow meters such as nitrogen, air or water.
• Hydrogen quality assurance – To support hydrogen purity testing as specified in ISO 14687 by developing traceable offline gas analysis methods, stable and accurate primary reference gas mixtures and the metrological tools to enable the introduction of low cost gas analyzers suitable for use by commercial gas analysis laboratories. In addition, to develop a robust method for accurately performing online measurement of particulates (to determine whether levels are above or below 1 mg/kg) in hydrogen provided at the refueling station, as specified in ISO 14687 (WP2, M1-36).
• Hydrogen quality control – To perform purity measurements of hydrogen following the implementation of quality control techniques specified in ISO 19880-8 and validate continuous online hydrogen purity analyzers for measuring canary species (the key impurities that guarantee global quality of the hydrogen) at the HRS (WP3, M1-36).
• Sampling – To develop a robust protocol for taking a representative sample of hydrogen gas from a refueling station and testing suitability of high pressure sampling vessels for delivering hydrogen to gas analysis laboratories for offline purity analysis; as required by ISO 14687 (WP4, M1-36).
• Creating impact – To facilitate the take up of the technology and measurement infrastructure developed in the project by the measurement supply chain (accredited laboratories, instrument manufacturers), standards developing organizations (ISO, CEN/CENELEC) and

Stakeholder: The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), The Intelligent Transportation Joint Systems Program (ITS JPO), and The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), and Smart Columbus

  • As the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S.DOT) first-ever Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded $50 million in grant funding and the designation as America’s Smart City. We’re using this opportunity to “become smart,” which starts with realizing the power of data through the Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS). The U.S. Department of Transportation, The Intelligent Transportation Joint Systems Program (ITS JPO), and The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), are all joint programs of Smart Columbus.

The SCOS is designed to serve as the technological backbone of all current and future smart city projects. It will help us measure the performance and progress of the USDOT grant initiatives. It will share data that will inspire entrepreneurs and developers to create Columbus’ mobility services of the future. It will be serve the data that will fuel technology deployments within the USDOT grant scope, which include:

  • Enabling Technologies

  • A Connected Vehicle Environment, which will seek to enhance safety and mobility throughout the city's transportation system utilizing Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies and applications, with an emphasis on congested and high-crash intersections and corridors.

  • Enhanced Human Services

  • A Multimodal Trip Planning App with Common Payment System, which will make multimodal options easily accessible to all by providing a robust set of transit and alternative transportation options including routes, schedules and dispatching possibilities, while facilitating payment for multiple transportation systems in one common platform.

    1. Mobility Assistance for People with Cognitive Disabilities, which will allow travelers to request and view multiple trip itineraries and make reservations for shared-use transportation options such as bikeshare, transportation network companies and carshare.

    2. Prenatal Trip Assistance, to help reduce Columbus’ high infant mortality rate by helping expectant mothers get to prenatal care.

    3. Smart Mobility Hubs, where someone getting on or off a Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTS) bus can easily access the next leg of their trip.

    4. Event Parking Management, which will integrate parking information from multiple providers into a single availability and reservation services solution.

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Connected Electric Autonomous Vehicles, which will serve to connect COTA riders to opportunities in the Easton area.

    1. Truck Platooning, which will help ensure the efficient and safe movement of logistics-related vehicles through the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The Smart Columbus program will reorient Columbus to deliver more diversified and nimble transportation options by using data and a connected, complete network that supports healthy activity and a more attractive and sustainable urban form.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR): Subject Matter Expert

The Center for Automotive Research produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through events, our website, and the media. As an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR engages with leaders in the global automotive industry to support technology advancements and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry. We succeed through close collaboration and strong relationships with automakers, suppliers, industry associations, government, non-profits, labor organizations, and educational institutions.

SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) Technical Standards Task Force TEVAVS6:

Identifying Disabled User Issues for ADS-DVs

• Level 4 and 5 Automated Driving System-dedicated vehicles (ADS-DVs with no longitudinal/lateral controls) will eventually enable persons to travel at will who are otherwise unable to obtain a driver’s license for a conventional vehicle, Namely, persons with visual, physical, and/or cognitive impairments. The purpose of this task force is to gather and develop information on user specific issues to this non-driver population of ADS-DVs and their occupants. We will be looking at pick up and drop off issues for passengers in wheelchairs.  The task force will conduct a literature review, as well as consult with advocates for the blind, disabled, elderly and those with varying forms of ability. We will be producing informative design benefits all users not just those with varying degrees of ability.
• For the stakeholder interviews, we are looking at formation Report that summarizes potential user issues for this community. The task force will work closely with other SAE Committees (e.g., S&HF Steering Committee) on any work products created by this new task force. Including groups.
• People with disabilities, or varying forms of abilities.
• Advocates/occupational therapists and others in the space.
• Universal design, Inclusive design, and design for accessibility experts
• Government legislation or standards that are relevant or being introduced or discussed.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Member
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