The IAM chair is the initiator of the project and coordinates all phases of TALAKO, from the project application to the elaboration of technical details to completion. In addition, IAM develops economic scenarios for the operation of the system (TCO calculation, business model of the operator, etc.) and researches the acceptance and use of inductive charging solutions by taxi drivers.
The NES chair is working on the positioning system for the inductive charging solution in the project. For this purpose, NES is developing a camera-based system, which is supported by an app and gives the taxi driver feedback on the accuracy.
The chair for electromobility and energy storage systems at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedikt Schmülling. The research area encompasses technical challenges that arise in the development and manufacture of electrically or partially electrically operated vehicles as well as in the development and operation of energy storage systems. The work of the chair in the planned project is based in terms of content and method on extensive knowledge in the field of inductive energy transmission systems (including development and optimization of the magnetically active part and design and operation of the higher-frequency power electronic converters).
INTIS GmbH is based in Hamburg and was founded in December 2011 as a subsidiary of IABG mbH. With our production facility and our own test facilities in Lathen in Emsland, we serve various growth markets in the areas of mobility, energy and the environment. We concentrate on infrastructure solutions for future transport systems and sustainable energy supplies. The aim of INTIS is to use the synergies from the IABG group optimally and to provide our customers with many years of project experience.
The energy service provider RheinEnergie is responsible for the construction and operation of the systems in Cologne. To this end, the company is optimizing its public charging infrastructure at selected locations. In the TankE network, the company operates around 920 charging points across Germany in association with municipal energy providers.
As part of the Green City Plan and other resolutions, the City of Cologne implements numerous mobility measures that contribute to air pollution control and climate protection. An important component is the promotion of e-mobility. From mid-2020, the city will not only set up 400 charging stations on public roads, but also want to support the testing of innovative charging technologies in practice. That is why the city of Cologne will provide a suitable location in public space for the operation of the inductive charging infrastructure as part of the TALAKO project.
Auto Stephany has been running a taxi company in Mülheim in the third generation since 1929. Innovations such as the early use of innovative radio technology for fleet control or currently the implementation of an electric car in the taxi fleet, the company is constantly developing and always follows the latest developments. In the TALAKO project, Auto Stephany operates the prototype system with a vehicle and supports the consortium with its many years of experience in the taxi industry.
Founded in 1937, today more than 800 Cologne taxi companies are grouped together in the cooperative-run TAXI RUF Cologne. With more than 1,100 vehicles at 141 stops throughout the city, the company can be reached from more than 41 taxi call boxes, by phone or online with the free taxi.eu app. TAXI RUF KÖLN is a strong partner in the TALAKO project.