In the past five months, there have been extensive tests that have been taking place on the very first worlds IOTA powered charging station, which can be used for electric vehicles.
The charging station is finally ready for the anticipated debut. The last update that was done on 11th September was updated on the official INVADE website; it was able to underline that the very first kind of cloud-based flexibility management system was successfully integrated with the electric vehicles plus the battery storages.
All the Payments Will be Made Through the IOTA platform
The project will need to have some polishing touches done to it, just to ensure it is offering users the extra flexibility and reliability. Thus, the folks who are over at ElaadNL are aiming for this, so at the moment it is a matter of when all this can get done.
One of the many benefits that this new facility will offer is that customers will not be fumbling on their debit or credit cards while they are checking out.
Additionally, they will not be asked to furnish the subscription or a charge card. The charging stations have been designed to be state of the art; this is all thanks to ElaadNL as it is able to accept IOTA payments. What this meant is that the process will be much faster, less vulnerable and efficient to the technical or transaction errors that might arise.
Harm Van, who is the IT Architect at ElaadNL went ahead to say that the platform does not need any communication protocol and back office in operating the charging station. The exchanges taking place on the platform will be exchanged directly without using a subscription or even a charge card.
Brink has also gone ahead to assure us that the charge station has undergone several tests with the use of a mini Tesla that the company was able to build. The next thing the company is planning is developing a QR code display. With this put in place, it should be able to allow the various users to charge and easily pay from charging stations.
The Use of Other Vehicles is Waiting on Support
In the present form of the charging station, it has been designed with a fast charger, charging island, a pair of charging lanterns, battery plus the IOTA charger. The only thing is the charging station has not been equipped with appropriate configuration hardware that is able to support the regular cars.
The company has acknowledged despite the progress they have made; it still considers that the hardware and software combo that is used in powering the charging station is not yet fully ready for upscaling.
The IT Architect expert went ahead to say that they are delighted the station is able to work even in the case of a machine to machine way. But he continues to say that the hardware and software being used is still very experimental; therefore, it is not yet ready to take it to the next step of upscaling.
The station has undergone the initial tests; thus, the next step is involving ElaadNL to integrate the charger that is in the IOTA based network, one that is capable of distributing the needed information in the right nodes. A good example is, when the system is fully ready for upscaling it will be able to pass data automatically, information about the load on the capacity of the transformer to the charging station.
This is not all as the device will be programmed in a manner it will be able to transmit the current energy usage logs taking place in the Tangle.