IoT platforms can also be adopted for electric vehicle charging stations, making them much smarter. Connecting charging stations, IoT provides easier maintenance and supervision of charging devices and fueling processes through a user-friendly platform.
FREMONT, CA: With IoT technology, Electric Vehicle (EV) charger stations become smart, connected, and easily accessible for remote support and maintenance. Additionally, drivers can effortlessly search for a neighboring station with the IoT-powered charging applications and schedule a time to fill up. The application automatically alerts if the station is available and reserve it when desired.
Today, several IoT platforms are comprising a comprehensive solution for complex IoT systems. They connect various distributed engineering devices and couples them within one network. An IoT platform applies flexible cloud architecture–a public, private, or hybrid cloud storage can be installed as required.
Data gathered from various devices are processed and examined by advanced data analytics systems and then offered in a user-friendly way. In case of any issues or changes, the IoT platform instantly notifies appropriate users about an occurred situation. Furthermore, an in-built geo-engine facilitates to monitor and manage distributed devices easily.
Applying IoT for EV Charging Stations
IoT platforms can also be adopted for EV charging stations, making them much smarter. Connecting charging stations, IoT provides easier maintenance and supervision of charging devices and fueling processes through a user-friendly platform. The tool delivers collaboration opportunities to local service providers, station owners, global equipment vendors, and Electric Vehicle(EV) drivers.
Furthermore, the IoT platform employs advanced cloud solutions that permit to collect and analyze data in real-time. Current figures like the voltage, temperature, and electric current will substantially support service workers for monitoring processes and station maintenance.
A geo-dashboard on the platform shows geographically distributed EV charging stations and recognizes the nearest EV charging station for a driver. The geo-dashboard applies a color visualization–an occupied or reserved station is red-colored, a free one is marked with a green label to make it easy for users.
The tool delivers various access levels depending on users’ function and role. Besides, the multiple-level help desk permits users to get advanced support from a service company if a charging network operator is incapable of resolving the issue. Above and beyond, the embedded data system can analyze users’ information and identify behavior patterns to offer users additional service and better support.