Connectivity and EV adoption promote connected and autonomous mobility. Through predictive maintenance, effective routing, and real-time tracking, businesses may optimize fleet management and possibly save money and cut emissions. For urban dwellers, shared electric and autonomous vehicles offer a handy and eco-friendly mode of transportation.
Vehicles may now connect to the Internet of Things (IoT) and communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure, and pedestrians with ease. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and real-time traffic updates are just two of the many possibilities made possible by this connectivity, which is completely changing how our cars communicate with one another and the outside world.
Dr. Amitabh Saran, CEO & Founder, Altigreen an expert in the field shares his views on the revolutionizing impact of IoT on the EV market in India.
IoT revolutionizing the management and operation of EVs
IoT in EV management is akin to the central nervous system of an automobile and so is applicable to all the models of Altigreen EVs. It seamlessly connects every component, collects data, and allows real-time monitoring and control.
IoT gives a managed & connected platform through telematics, which works seamlessly to ultimately provide an array of services such as Enhanced Tracking, Remote Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance.
Specific IoT technologies and applications
IoT enables precise real-time location tracking, helping owners and users to monitor the whereabouts of their EVs. This enhances security, reduces the risk of theft, EVEN while the vehicle ignition is off.
IoT devices monitor the performance of various vehicle components, allowing for early detection of potential issues or warnings. When a problem is identified, diagnostic data are sent remotely to technicians who can address it swiftly, minimizing downtime (downtime = money loss). This facilitates proactive maintenance, preventing breakdowns and reducing long-term maintenance costs.
Key benefits that IoT brings to EV management
The advantages IoT brings to the running and management of EVs are manifold, and they have a significant impact on the ownership experience. EV owners and fleet managers can enjoy improved reliability, cost savings, and enhanced safety and security.
IoT-driven predictive maintenance and remote diagnostics help ensure that EVs are always in optimal driving condition. This reliability translates to a smoother ownership experience with fewer unexpected issues. With reduced maintenance and repair costs, EV owners can enjoy the cost-efficiency that is a hallmark of these vehicles. At the same time, real-time tracking and monitoring provide improved safety for EVs and enable prompt response in case of theft or emergency.
IoT-enabled solutions to optimize the charging and energy consumption
IoT extends its influence into sustainability and efficiency by optimizing charging and energy consumption patterns. IoT-connected charging stations provide dynamic load management, matching energy supply with demand. This ensures that EVs are charged during non-peak hours when energy is more likely to be generated from renewable sources, reducing their carbon footprint. Data analytics play a pivotal role in this optimization. By analyzing energy consumption patterns while driving, IoT solutions can suggest when and how to accelerate / decelerate EVs efficiently, considering variables such as load and road conditions. Furthermore, data analytics can assist in fleet management by monitoring and optimizing the use of electric vehicles, further reducing costs and environmental.