Bosch Electrifies Singapore Mobility Solution
After introducing its first e-Bike drivetrain components to the global bicycle market at Eurobike German automotive giant Robert Bosch GmbH has successfully bid for a pioneering e-Mobility pilot project in Singapore. The project includes a
SINGAPORE/STUTTGART, Germany – After introducing its first e-Bike drivetrain components to the global bicycle market at Eurobike German automotive giant Robert Bosch GmbH has successfully bid for a pioneering e-Mobility pilot project in Singapore. The project includes a software-based service platform for e-Mobility, as well as the necessary charging and communication infrastructure that goes with it.
The internet-based “e-Mobility Solution” not only helps drivers find available charge spots, but also to book spots in advance. That is particularly significant in mega-cities, where parking space and thus space for charge spots is limited. The “eMobility Solution” is designed to be open and flexible, so that additional business models and value-added services can be integrated, such as the option for drivers to reserve power from renewable sources at the corresponding “eco-rates” or plan routes including alternative forms of transportation.
“The wide range of possibilities offered by this integrated service platform is becoming especially apparent in mega cities. The Singapore government has recognized this opportunity and is now working together with Bosch to make this pioneering technology a reality,” said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management.
Service providers, for example, could propose routes to drivers that take into account their electric vehicles’ ranges, the charge spots that are available, and the current traffic situation. On their navigation devices and cell phones, drivers could also receive information about the best way to reach their destinations using alternate routes that include public transportation.
The Bosch solution being used in Singapore is based on so-called “Visual Rules” software. It allows specialist users to independently define and modify business rules. The software also makes it possible for other companies to integrate their business models into the “e-Mobility Solution”. According to Bosch; “those companies might include operators of parking garages or facility managers, for example. The solution can easily be adapted to existing information and energy networks, allowing an e-mobility network to be tailored to the existing infrastructure in a given city.”
The service platform was specifically designed to be open enough to allow competing companies like public utilities, to participate as well or other providers to integrate their charge spots. The approach deliberately encourages unrestricted competition for creative ideas relating to e-mobility. It is accessible and flexible, offering customers a broad range of services and a high level of information security at the same time.