BANGALORE, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
SUN Mobility, a leading provider in energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), is building a Smart Network to effectively deploy its universal energy infrastructure in partnership with Microsoft. SUN Mobility's Smart Network will use Microsoft's technology to connect the SUN MOBILITY SMART BATTERY™ and SUN MOBILITY QUICK INTERCHANGE STATION™ (QIS) with end users through a mobile application. The Smart Network will help users experience seamless service delivery of SUN Mobility's energy infrastructure by tracking battery charge and identifying the nearest QIS.
The SUN Mobility Smart Network comprises of tools, software and platforms:
- Software programs enable autonomous operation for effective service delivery of the batteries and stations.
- Based on travel demand, energy availability, route patterns and traffic dynamics the tool is developed to select sites/locations to deploy the stations.
- The high-availability hyperscale Internet of Things (IoT) platform interconnects the batteries and stations and collects continuous telemetry data
- The system includes live tracking, Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) based predictive models to optimize the energy service delivery.
"In an era where the future of mobility is electric, powered by renewable energy and driven by AI, we're excited to partner with Microsoft, to leverage cutting-edge Cloud, IoT and AI technology," said Uday Khemka, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of SUN Mobility.
Commenting on the collaboration, Chad Fowler, GM and CTO, Startup and Developer advocacy, Microsoft, said, "This partnership is testimony to our commitment towards empowering people and organizations to achieve more through innovative implementation of Microsoft's intelligent edge and intelligent cloud platform. After having worked with SUN Mobility as part of the ScaleUp program, we are excited about the immense potential that the organization will be able to drive using Microsoft's Azure based solutions in the sustainable energy industry. Together we will enable both efficient and safe transportation for our planet."
SUN Mobility's Smart Network leverages Microsoft Azure IoT for tracking, health monitoring, diagnostics and anti-theft capabilities of the batteries. The geospatial visualization and planning tools help with the deployment of a city-wide network of stations at strategic locations for efficient battery swapping service delivery. SUN Mobility also plans to utilize Microsoft Azure AI in the Smart Network to analyze telemetry data to build Machine Learning (ML) models that would predict battery performance, energy requirements and improve service delivery experience for EV users.
Speaking on the occasion, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of SUN Mobility, Chetan Maini, said, "SUN Mobility's Smart Network enables us to plan and optimize our energy infrastructure investments. We are leveraging the latest technology to improve the availability and performance of our batteries and interchange stations. Better utilization of assets helps us to offer energy services to our users in a cost-effective and efficient manner."
SUN Mobility's Smart Batteries are light-weight, long-life, compact and swappable. They are also intelligent, modular, interoperable, and flexible allowing for the same solution to be compatible with multiple vehicle platforms: 2 and 3 wheelers, cars and busses. The company plans to build a network of Quick Interchange Stations that are easy to install and ensures quick refuelling of electric vehicles. These stations are compact and modular, allowing flexibility of shifting basis demand in a cost-effective manner. The Smart Network helps keep a constant check on the battery vitals, station operations and ensures service delivery optimization.
About SUN Mobility:
SUN Mobility is a global leader providing energy infrastructure and services to the transportation sector that are faster, cheaper and more convenient, making mass migration to a sustainable, pollution-free future possible. It is a 50:50 joint venture between Virya Mobility 5.0 and SUN New Energy Systems, pioneers in areas of electric mobility and clean energy. The company was established in April 2017 and is led by Chetan Maini, previously founder of Reva now Mahindra Reva, and Uday Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group, two of India's leaders in the new energy economy. The organization is working with STUs, fleet operators, shared mobility providers, and automotive OEMs across all platforms including 2/3 wheelers, cars and buses to challenge the status quo with an economical, scalable and smarter way forward.
SUN Mobility's Smart Mobility solutions combine Smart Batteries, Quick Interchange Stations, all linked to a Smart Network that is sustainable - largely powered by renewable energy. For more information, please visit: http://www.sunmobility.co.in.
About Microsoft India:
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) (@microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local datacenters to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies. In 2016, Microsoft opened one of its eight Cyber Security Engagement Centers in the country to address security needs of both public and private sectors.
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