The Automotive industry is entering a new data-centric age. Manufacturers and service providers stand to gain tremendously through significantly improved customer insights, efficiency gains and the opportunity to adopt new data-driven business models. A well-functioning connected vehicle system, typically composed of in vehicle components such as head- and telematics units as well as a remote cloud backend, is a key prerequisite to achieve these benefits.
To fulfil these goals – OEMs can either invest in custom implementations or focus on procuring existing platform products, such as Staex has to offer and Detecon
is currently developing together with T-Systems Connected Mobility, to deliver the necessary functionalities and solutions to the clients according to their exact requirements. The advantages of such a platform are rather clear-cut. Automotive OEMs receive an agreed upon scope based on a fixed pricing model, i.e. via user or vehicle licenses or an all-in fee. The functional scope is available for direct usage, as the necessary components have already been developed. By managing multiple automotive clients, Staex
allows OEMs to benefit from economies of scale (i.e. lower prices) without having to engage in strategic alliances with other connected vehicle providers. CHARGING STATIONS
Staex provides a back-end system to enable efficient yet highly resilient infrastructure for the EV-charging stations. For example, for "plug and charge" stations, the EV first authenticates itself, once the authentication process is done, the station will bill the car's owner the consumed power automatically, with no human interaction.
The car can constantly, in real time, write its status to the blockchain, and the records will be public and impossible to tamper with. These records can be anonymised so that no personally identifiable information is stored while still being retrievable if it is necessary. Also, since the information is being shared in real time, it could even be used to detect, analyse and even prevent accidents, potentially saving many lives. On top, Staex-based protocol enables low latency communication saving a huge portion of the bandwidth through direct machine-to-machine communication. SMART CITIES
Cities can also use vehicle information to reduce traffic congestion by implementing programs such as carpools and ride-sharing. Having vehicles and cities to exchange information will allow the creation of new and innovative solutions to today's urban problems. Even incentivization for the end-users can be an attractive approach to influence the daily habits in a positive way from a sustainable perspective and reduce the carbon footprint at the same time with the help of IoT enabled products and functionalities.