To prepare EDF in the competitions for disruptive technology, EDF Lab Singapore has conducted research and developed models on future mobility operation and its impact on infrastructure.

As a utility company, EDF plays a role in supplying the cleaner vehicles with energy, adapting its production and distribution to this new element, and make use of new opportunities associated to AVs. Known as A-VIBES, this project aims to provide insights to autonomous taxi fleet management as well as their impact on mobility service level and the grid. In this model developed internally, it tested taxi fleet performance under different charging strategies and different types of vehicles (non-autonomous and autonomous vehicles).

The study suggests that the fleet performance is improved under autonomous taxi fleet with smart charging strategy compared traditional taxi fleet. The results and findings are considered to outline the methodology to infrastructure sizing and smart charging strategies.