An electric vehicles and clean energy solutions company Sun Mobility has tied up with the biggest technology player Microsoft for the purpose of setting up Smart Network for its EV energy infrastructure.
In association with Microsoft, the company makes use of Microsoft’s IoT technology for connecting the ‘smart battery‘ and the ‘Quick Interchange Stations (QIS)‘. Talking about the QIS, these are kiosks which would offer changeable smart battery solutions. This will assist the company to build a network of QIS, which can build a bus or two and three-wheelers by swapping a battery within five minutes.
Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of SUN Mobility said, “What we have tried to do is separate batteries from vehicles and by doing that vehicles are now cost neutral, cost of energy per kilometer is cheaper than gasoline and what connects our stations where we dispense these batteries, vehicles and the consumers is the smart network.”
The company further informed that it is using the Azure cloud by Microsoft for the purpose of hosting software applications by utilizing the IoT for tracking, health monitoring, diagnostics and anti-theft capabilities of the battery.
It gives us immense pleasure to have found an able partner in @MicrosoftIndia to build a #SmartNetwork for the #FutureOfMobility. To learn more about the partnership, click here: https://t.co/AeHMQz3TQx #AI #IoT #DataAnalytics pic.twitter.com/KT52p7mPlM
— SUN Mobility (@SUN_mobility) July 12, 2018
QIS has thermo management and have computers that monitor everything. These charges all the batteries, connect it to the cloud and everything can be inspected as to what is going on in all the QIS.
“Microsoft is creating intelligent cloud and getting innovative companies like Sun to build on top of that to create value for customers. We will cater to any company that wants to use those solutions globally. This can and will be much bigger than Windows. Ten years ago we never knew that a car battery will be connected to the internet providing data and information about the car, the energy and network. This global network is the most powerful thing possible,” said Chad Fowler, GM and CTO, Startup and Developer advocacy, Microsoft.
Sun Mobility stated that each of their batteries connected to GPS and GSM that helps to connect it to the cloud. This helps them to know everything from how many km it has run, next charging station, digital payment in the next station etc.
Both the companies are glad to join together and work for their growth and help each other in building a better technology ecosystem all over.