This approach allows smaller battery capacities and the elimination of charging columns and charging cables. In addition to the EDAG Group, the world's largest independent engineering company, and the Hanover University of Applied Sciences (HsH), SUMIDA Components & Modules and the Technical University of Braunschweig are also project partners.
In this four-year research project, the EDAG Group is assuming responsibility for the development of specific power electronics, which will be used to switch on the SUMIDA charging coils on the road side. In addition, EDAG engineering experts will integrate the SUMIDA receiver coils into two vehicles as a prototype. The Technical University of Braunschweig is researching the integration of the coils into the roadway on the test field at the HsH, which in turn will implement a suitable charge positioning assistant. With a charge control and a communication module, the HsH is developing two supplementary function modules for power electronics.
The knowledge gained in the test field will finally be incorporated into the realization of a taxi stand with inductive charging coils at Hanover central station, where the system will be demonstrated in everyday operation in cooperation with the local "Hallo Taxi 3811 GmbH".
The LaneCharge project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with a total of 3.7 million euros as part of the BMVI's Electromobility Funding Directive.