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January 15, 2024
Bridgestone Mobility has launched a platform to connect and optimize electric vehicle (EV) services, in what the company said is a world first.
The platform, developed alongside fleet management service provider Webfleet, was announced last week at CES.
The EV Services Platform is designed as a one-stop shop for EV operators, offering services including charging hardware and software, energy management, battery analytics and fleet management capabilities in a single platform.
By offering EV operators easier access to these services, Bridgestone said the platform would help lower the cost of EV integration, accelerating electrification efforts and optimizing EV operations.
Webfleet plans to provide vehicle data insights to enhance the EV services provided.
“As businesses across the world step up to cut carbon emissions, electrification is top of mind for many fleets,” said Taco Olthoff, Bridgestone’s EV program director. “But the route to electrification comes with challenges – high investments, maintaining a reliable operation and optimizing your business to increase range and cut costs. These issues can only be solved when the energy and mobility industries collaborate,
“Seamless data exchange is the missing link…This is why our EV Services Platform is such a game changer.”
Operators using the platform will also be able to share vehicle data between EV service providers, helping streamline vehicle fleet operations.
The platform has already garnered industry interest, with energy service providers including Eaton and Heliox, and mobility service providers including TomTom, Simacan and Volytica set to become early adopters of the platform.
Read more about:CES 2024
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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