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IOTA: a Proof of Concept for charging stations for E-cars is positive

IOTA: a Proof of Concept for charging stations for E-cars is positive

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Marcus Misiak –
13.09.2018

In April of this year ElaadNL presented in the Netherlands, the world’s first charging station for electric cars in the Shop and Pay for it with IOTA was possible. Now, after nearly five months of Testing are over, the developers draw a positive interim balance sheet, how to Invade reported.

The test site for the charging station of ElaadNL was on 18. April officially by the Dutch state Secretary for infrastructure and water management, Stientje van Veldhoven, opened and has, in addition to the IOTA-charging station is also about other types of charging stations for electric cars.

The IOTA charger is a Proof-of-Concept, i.e., a proof-of-concept to test, such as the IOTA, the Distributed Ledger Technology designed specifically for Machine-to-Machine interactions in the field of E-cars can be used, including secure data transfer and real-time Micropayments.

As we reported back in April, have signed up to the IOTA Foundation and the InnoEnergy Scandinavia a Memorandum of understanding to conduct research in the future together on the development of E-mobility and Smart Contracts in the energy sector. The collaboration resulted in a successful participation of InnoEnergy at the IOTA Data Marketplace in November 2017.

The following Video (already in April) shows the charging station for E-cars, which is completely based on IOTA. Here, vehicles with the charging station can charge the car battery. The special feature here is that the car practically pays for itself the cost for the tank operation in the IOTA and everything is fully Autonomous, runs out. So far, the Proof of Concept is not in use for regular E-cars is still possible, because of the need for specific Hardware is needed. However, you can see in this Demonstration very well where the journey should go.

Harm van den Brink, expert IT architect, Smart Grids & Distributed Ledger Technology at ElaadNL said Invade (freely translated):

For the operation of the charging station is no back office and no communication Protocol is required. The transactions are directly exchanged without the use of a credit card or a subscription.

The counter values are stored every 15 minutes in the Tangle, which ensures a reliable and irrefutable administration. Van den Brink said to Invade:

The charging station has been tested many times with the us-built special Hardware (Mini-Tesla). We are just about to implement a QR-Code display, so that everyone can pay and pay.

After almost five months of the Test is to be used, the next goal is to integrate the charging station into a smart network of machines, the IOTA for the distribution of information, for example, information about the capacity utilization. In addition, the devices should be able to send your energy consumption data to the Tangle:

The transformer may require all connected devices, intelligent charging processes, and when you hear this, you receive direct incentives, by sending IOTA-Tokens. This will also be a proof of the concept, and we expect results by the end of this year.

The partnership shows in our view that the interest of the industry to IOTA and its technology is still large. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen what kind of success can actually be in practice.

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