UM student team receives award at Shanghai New Energy Vehicle Big Data Competition

By Therese Tu

The Smart Energy Research Group of the University of Macau (UM) has won an Award of Excellence and the Best Mentor award at the 2021 X-Game Shanghai New Energy Vehicle Big Data Competition.

The UM team developed a project to realize service evaluation and planning of EV charging facilities in Shanghai-based on multi-source urban big data,

The competition in Shanghai focused on some of the most important issues faced by the industry, such as early warning analysis of battery safety for new energy vehicles, energy-saving path planning, and public charging and changing facilities.

The UM team was comprised of PhD student Kong Lingming and master’s student Zhang Jinxi, as well as Assistant Professor Zhang Hongcai and Associate Professor Dai Ningyi, who acted as their mentors.

The research team stated that they will continue to carry out research on the planning and management of EV charging facilities, intelligent and orderly charging of EVs, and other related issues, in order to promote the healthy development of EVs and their charging infrastructure, as well as the creation of a green city in Macau. 

The policy address for the fiscal year 2022 that was recently released indicated that local authorities ‘will continue to take the lead in promoting the use of EVs by formulating relevant plans’.

‘Moreover, charging capacity and infrastructure will be reserved for all parking spaces in new public car parks and new public buildings in the future’