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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
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
Interest Group": 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.