SUN Mobility, a leading provider in energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), is building a Smart Network to effectively deploy its universal energy infrastructure in partnership with Microsoft.
The company’s Smart Network will use Microsoft’s technology to connect the SUN MOBILITY SMART BATTERYTM and SUN MOBILITY QUICK INTERCHANGE STATIONTM(QIS) with end users through a mobile application.
The Smart Network will help users experience seamless service delivery of SUN Mobility’s energy infrastructure by tracking battery charge and identifying the nearest QIS.
The SUN Mobility Smart Network comprises of:
- Software programs to enable autonomous operation for effective service delivery of the batteries and stations.
- Based on travel demand, energy availability, route patterns and traffic dynamics,tools to select sites/locations to deploy the stations.
- High-availability hyperscale Internet of Things (IoT) platform interconnects the batteries and stations and collects continuous telemetry data
- Systems includes live tracking, Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) based predictive models to optimize the energy service delivery.
SUN Mobility’s Smart Network leverages Microsoft Azure IoT for tracking, health monitoring, diagnostics and anti-theft capabilities of the batteries. The geospatial visualization and planning tools help with the deployment of a city-wide network of stations at strategic locations for efficient battery swapping service delivery.
SUN Mobility also plans to utilize Microsoft Azure AI in the Smart Network to analyze telemetry data to build Machine Learning (ML) models that would predict battery performance, energy requirements and improve service delivery experience for EV users.
SUN Mobility’s Smart Batteries are light-weight, long-life, compact and swappable. They are also intelligent, modular, interoperable, and flexible allowing for the same solution to be compatible with multiple vehicle platforms: 2 and 3 wheelers, cars and busses. The company plans to build a network of Quick Interchange Stations that are easy to install and ensures quick refueling of electric vehicles. These stations are compact and modular, allowing flexibility of shifting basis demand in a cost-effective manner. The Smart Network helps keep a constant check on the battery vitals, station operations and ensures service delivery optimization.
Source: Press Release