Eco-Driving for Energy Efficient Cornering of Electric Vehicles in Urban Scenarios

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In this paper, we propose a model for eco-driving that considers cornering effects. The proposed model purely relies on the geometric configuration of the vehicle and road.
Consequently, we propose an eco-driving optimal control problem formulation that is suitable for both straight and curved trajectories in urban scenarios. Moreover, it can be applied for vehicles with front wheel drive (FWD) or rear wheel drive (RWD). We use a case study for an electric vehicle executing cornering maneuvers to validate the proposed approach and highlight its advantages with respect to traditional eco-driving formulations. Results show an approximated improvement of 8% in energy savings with respect to traditional eco-driving strategies, especially in trajectories with large curvatures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IFAC World Congress 2020
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jul 2020
Event21st IFAC World Congress 2020 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202017 Jul 2020


Conference21st IFAC World Congress 2020
Internet address


  • Energy management
  • Eco-driving
  • Optimal control
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Vehicle dynamics

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