A undertaking in Croatia is piloting a digital e-paper street signal that may inform electrical automobile (EV) drivers of the supply of EV charging stations.
Exevio, a Croatian digital options agency, has engaged Canadian-based electronics agency Ynvisible to provide the digital e-paper street signal.
The undertaking was supported by the Centre of Competence for Good Cities (Cekom), a government-backed organisation that encourages R&D within the subject of sensible cities which incorporates electrical automobiles.
Electrical automobile take-up
With the rising uptake of electrical automobiles, Cekom studies a rising situation is the dearth of EV chargers on the street inflicting charging stations to be congested.
The issue is that when a person arrives at an EV charging station to cost their automotive, they discover the chargers occupied. Earlier than Ynvisible and Exevio’s digital signage resolution, the one option to know if a stall was obtainable was to make use of a cell app whereas driving, endangering different street customers.
With the implementation of the digital indicators on important areas comparable to important intersections, parking entrances or above the EV stations themselves, drivers can now learn of the supply of the charging stations, thereby decreasing the necessity to use a smartphone whereas driving.
“We noticed a chance to make use of digital paper shows to attain sustainability and autonomy. We wanted a traditional however new tackle an indication for EV charging stations and engaged Ynvisible to provide this for us”
The digital street signal wanted to be extraordinarily low energy, power impartial and ship out geo-location knowledge in an effort to be sustainable and autonomous on the open street. It additionally wanted to fulfill street security legislation and emit minimal visible stimuli to forestall distraction when driving, while additionally wanting like a standard visitors signal.
“We noticed a chance to make use of digital paper shows to attain sustainability and autonomy. We wanted a traditional however new tackle an indication for EV charging stations and engaged Ynvisible to provide this for us,” mentioned Ivan Jokic, chief electrical engineer at Exevio.
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