September 27, 2022
Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis.
Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis.

Many city planners express their desire not to have “ugly” plug-in charging bays along roads that obstruct the cityscape. There are additional challenges with plugins. Radek explains that if your parking space has an offset plug-in charger, you’ll need to carry the charging cable across the roof of the vehicle to the other side of the vehicle. People with disabilities may not be able to use it. Parallel parking spaces in the city have many restrictions. Municipalities will have to purchase expensive lots for parking spaces with plug-in charging stations. There is also the risk of breakage and copper theft at the charging station. Radek adds a very important point to consider. “Fully autonomous vehicles need wireless chargers.”

In the UK, a consortium of Nottingham and Leeds, with the support of a consortium of city councils involving the private sector, is testing the technology for a taxi stop for wider use in Greater London over the next two years or more. Lumen Freedom has been awarded Bid to provide hardware to a consortium. America has evolved too, and Rodney says Lumen has been involved with some of the biggest players in mobility, energy and infrastructure. Rodney admits that other competitor systems are coming soon, but there is ample business potential for everyone.  “Wireless charging will be a step forward in the electric vehicle industry.” Rodney sees the future of “snack filling” throughout the community. An added benefit is that the driver returns home in the evening with a full battery, providing V2 grid and V2 home energy from excess storage of usable power. vehicle battery.

Powerful and secure OTA software updates such as professional services provided by Mender.io are very important for ground assembly. Radek said, “There are a lot of standards that are still in the works and we know these are emerging technologies waiting for them to become available. Continuous releases and updates, changes to cybersecurity, protocols, payment methods may change, devices are OTA capable and cybersecurity is high. There is a high need to make sure it is a topic – all vulnerabilities need to be patched in real time and there are standards with payment mechanisms in place.