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Smart Electric Vehicles: Optimization, Security and Privacy Issues

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "E: Electric Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2022) | Viewed by 7136

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School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Interests: social network analysis; vehicular networks; power electronics; cyber security

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Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of Thessaly37 Glavani - 28th October Street, T.K. 38221 Volos, Greece
Interests: wireless communication systems; networks; and statistical signal processing

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Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
Interests: computational techniques; rule-based machine learning; reinforcement learning

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Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, 41110 Larissa, Greece
Interests: power electronics; high voltage

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Department of Informatics & Computer Engineering, University of West Attica, Egaleo, 122 43 Athens, Greece
Interests: IT security; cybersecurity; intrusion detection in information and communication systems; attacker profiling; attack modeling; game theory
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Dear Colleagues,

The electric vehicles (EVs) market has seen rapid growth recently despite anxiety about driving range. Two of the main prohibiting factors for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe are driving range and the lack of supporting charging infrastructure. In this Special Issue, both research and practical aspects of route optimization, smart charging solutions, cyber security, and privacy considerations, in smart electric vehicles, are of interest. Aligned with the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security, authors from academia, government, and industry are welcome to contribute.

Dr. Leandros Maglaras
Dr. Antonios Argyriou
Dr. Sotiris Moschoyiannis
Dr. Athanasios Maglaras
Dr. Ioanna Kantzavelou
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Connected vehicles
  • Electric vehicles
  • Inter-vehicle communications (IVC)
  • Cooperative intelligent transport systems
  • Smart charging solutions
  • Route optimization
  • Cyber security
  • Privacy issues
  • Automotive over-the-air updates
  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS)

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Proposal for an Integrated Framework for Electronic Control Unit Design in the Automotive Industry
by Aleksander Buczacki and Piotr Piątek
Energies 2021, 14(13), 3816; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14133816 - 24 Jun 2021
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The automotive sector is facing challenges in terms of the requirements for guaranteeing the safety and security of cars. In respect of the engineering process, it is challenging to incorporate functional safety, safety of the intended functionality, and cybersecurity requirements into electrical vehicles. [...] Read more.
The automotive sector is facing challenges in terms of the requirements for guaranteeing the safety and security of cars. In respect of the engineering process, it is challenging to incorporate functional safety, safety of the intended functionality, and cybersecurity requirements into electrical vehicles. All of these aspects impact not only the vehicles or ECUs produced, but also the structures of the organizations by which the products are created. Based on current standards, drafts of future standards, and an analysis of the performance of a real design process for the ECU of an electrical vehicle, we propose an integrated design framework from the perspective of cybersecurity. Therefore, a stronger emphasis is placed on correct estimations of cybersecurity activity processes. As they affect all areas of development, these estimations cannot be isolated considering the ECU’s design process. More cooperation between various stages of the process is required in order to provide complete products at an early stage of design and development. The challenge is the identification of overlapping activities and the combination of design efforts in order to reduce the time and costs of an engineering project. A dedicated process entity will be proposed to an engineering division to manage cybersecurity processes. Full article
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How Much Electricity Sharing Will Electric Vehicle Owners Allow from Their Battery? Incorporating Vehicle-to-Grid Technology and Electricity Generation Mix
by Kyuho Maeng, Sungmin Ko, Jungwoo Shin and Youngsang Cho
Energies 2020, 13(16), 4248; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13164248 - 17 Aug 2020
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Global trends and prospects of environmentally friendly transportation have helped to popularize electric vehicles (EVs). With the spread of EVs, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is gaining importance for its role in connecting the electricity stored in the battery of EVs to a grid-like energy [...] Read more.
Global trends and prospects of environmentally friendly transportation have helped to popularize electric vehicles (EVs). With the spread of EVs, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is gaining importance for its role in connecting the electricity stored in the battery of EVs to a grid-like energy storage system (ESS). Electricity generation mix and battery for V2G energy storage have a decisive effect on the stabilization of a V2G system, but no attempt has been made. Therefore, this study analyzes consumer preference considering the electricity generation mix and battery for the V2G. We conduct a conjoint survey of a 1000 South Koreans and employ the multiple discrete-continuous extreme value model. The results show that drivers prefer plug-in hybrid- and battery EVs to other vehicles. Additionally, findings show that driver’s utility changes at 27.9% of the battery allowance for V2G system and it becomes positive after 55.7%. Furthermore, we conduct a scenario analysis considering the electricity generation mix (more traditional vs. renewable) and battery allowance. Based on this analysis, we suggest some policies and corporate strategies to support the success of the V2G market depending on energy policies and battery allowance level. Full article
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