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BMW and Hubject GmbH
22.10.2012 Press Release
An initiative for more user-friendly electromobility services: leading companies to promote international cooperation and standardisation
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This is a 1:1 copy of a Munich press release. No alterations have been made for the UK market.
Hubject GmbH, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens, and eighteen other companies signed an agreement today to cooperate under the "eMobility ICT Interoperability Interest Group", thereby forming an international interest group to promote harmonised electromobility data standards.
Andreas Pfeiffer, Managing Director of Hubject GmbH, comments: "In the emerging electromobility market common standards are needed. From our point of view the formation of the eMobility ICT Interoperability Interest Group marks a milestone in the development of a functioning and complete electromobility system."
The cooperation between as many service providers as possible provides the foundation needed to ensure a standardised data exchange between all players and to reduce barriers for the users.
Electric cars will become more integrated into the intelligent traffic infrastructure and energy networks of the future than conventional combustion engines, with modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) forming the backbone for the integration of electric vehicles into these networks. Over the last years significant progress has been achieved in this field in a range of research projects across Europe. The diverse range of services that have emerged from these projects now need to be connected on a global level to ensure that electromobility can be established as a sustainable alternative to conventional combustion engines. The "eMobility ICT Interoperability Interest Group", a unique joint initiative by leading electromobility companies, therefore pursues a goal: to enable interoperable international services by harmonising current and future data standards. Especially end users will benefit from this, as harmonised standards and a diverse service offering in the global market will make it easy and attractive to use electromobility.
Companies involved in the "eMobility ICT Interoperability
Betterplace, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Coulomb Technologies Inc., Daimler AG, e-laad, EnBW Operations GmbH, ENEL Distribuzione, ESB, EValu8 Transport Innovations Limited, Fitsa, Green eMotion Project, Hubject GmbH, IBM Deutschland GmbH, INTELI - Inteligência em Inovação (MOBI.E), Renault, SAP, Siemens - Aktiengesellschaft, smartlab Innovationsgesellschaft mbH.
About Hubject GmbH:
Hubject GmbH is a joint venture formed by the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens based in Berlin. The company is developing a cross-industry data platform connecting infrastructure, service and mobility providers, thereby making a significant contribution towards a multi-provider electric vehicle infrastructure without barriers.