In the winter semester 2014/2015, students from the Hochschule Bochum developed an Analysis Service for the enviroCar project. The service calculates vehicle consumption values for track sections. A simple map matching method – which assigned the enviroCar data to road segments in a network – was used to calculate the consumption values. It was implemented using the free open source software solutions OpenStreetMap (OSM) street data, PostGIS, GeoServer and the enviroCar API to access the project’s consumption values.
A team of 5 students worked on a follow up project in the summer semester 2015. This project’s goal was to improve the existing calculation method. This entailed implementing a map matching method which fulfills the enviroCar Analyse Service‘s requirements. In addition, there was a need for a method to calculate undistorted energy consumption according to the time of day and the route driven.more >
The collection of driving data using the mobile application for enviroCar requires a number of manual user interactions. This is unpleasant and tedious over the long run and poses a major obstacle for using the app regularly. To tackle these problems, the enviroCar light project aims to enhance the usability of the enviroCar application by improving the general appearance and by simplifying the workflow of collecting driving data
to achieve more user contributions.