Hacker! Please also have a look at the complementary Daimler challenge. Here’s a great opportunity to combine your project to two challenges!
Car charging can be much more than just plugging a car and filling the battery. Cars are charged in homes, workplaces, hotels, shopping malls, car parks and airports, to just mention a few, and in all these places the user may have different needs. Create the best possible car charging experience for the electric car driver on one or more segments. Implement/demo this solution utilizing Ensto’s platform offered REST API and additional functionality developed on top of the provided development boards. You can also utilize the already collected IoT data from our backend service for your solution.
What we’ll bring
Ensto will provide a platform with REST/JSON base API to control the EV Charging station and access the stations history data. We will also provide actual charging stations to test the solutions. Our EV Charging experts will also be there to mentor the teams.
We will bring also stack of development boards and IO modules to integrate with e.g cameras, weather, movement, audio and other sensors to be part of your solution.
Car charging may still be free at places like shopping malls that want to attract customers. This will surely change in the future, and also segments such as hotels, car parks and airports are likely to be invoicing their customers for energy use. Try to also incorporate external data sources to your solutions (e.g. electric pricing, weather forecasts, etc.)
Problems of interest
- Can the experience for the end customer (EV Driver) be improved by integrate and command it through the management APIs? Can a separate device be mounted next to the device to avoid direct need to change the initial product but to control it through the higher level APIs?
- How can other data sources be incorporated to benefit the end user in this scenario?
We value new out of the box ideas on how to take something that might already be installed to a parking lot, and providing a new innovative approach to utilizing it.
Incorporating different sources of data to the solutions will be recognised.
First team: nintendo classic mini per participant + internship possibility*
Other teams: Surprise
*The winning team will also be offered to do a 1 month internship. The goal is to work with the Ensto experts, to actually test out the solution with a real customer/partner.
Information about the company
Ensto designs and provides smart electrical solutions to improve the safety, functionality, reliability and efficiency of smart grids, buildings and transportation. Ensto, an international technology company and a family business, was founded in 1958 and employs ca. 1,600 passionate professionals in Europe, the USA and Asia. In 2017, we generated turnover of 261 million euros. We believe in a better life with electricity and a more sustainable tomorrow.