SMART/LAB was founded in 2010 with the aim of conducting research for municipal utilities in the areas of energy management, grid integration and electromobility. In the meantime, research is no longer the only mainstay of the company, but the roots are still clearly recognizable. SMART/LAB meets the continuously growing challenges of the market with innovative research approaches in order to keep its finger on the pulse of time with its own products.
Close cooperation with our partners is an important success factor for transferring research results into practice and thus making them usable for our customers and partners. In this way, numerous research projects (Smart Wheels: ladenetz.de, econnect: e-clearing.net) have resulted in successful products that are indispensable in today's world of electromobility.
Realize your projects without having to worry about stumbling blocks or missed opportunities. SMART/LAB has the know-how in terms of electromobility for formulation and application, you have the ideas, the customers, the areas, the demand ... We bring together what belongs together and access funding opportunities from a variety of sources funding and research programs. Whether EMWF, evRoaming4EU, IP4MoVe ... Feel free to contact us -we know where your project is at the right address.
Within the framework of the BMDV-funded research project, intelligent fleet charging strategies as well as a booking tool for the flexibilization of electric fleets are being developed. The project takes place in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and the Beijing Institute of Technology (Chinese cooperation). The developed charging strategies will be validated on a real example fleet of about 100 e-vehicles, which is operated by the associated partner Regionetz. During the validation, smart charging standards such as ISO 15118 and OCPP 2.0 will be tested in charging management.
For more information, please visit: FlexFleet - NOW GmbH (now-gmbh.de)
With nine strong partners from science and industry, we are working on the vision of customer-oriented, smooth and grid-compatible charging, everywhere and at every charging station. In doing so, we are addressing the current challenges from the perspective of network operators and charging infrastructure users, thus creating added value for every market role and thus every participant in the e-mobility ecosystem. In the project, the idea of a virtual balancing area based on blockchain technology will be implemented. This will enable quasi-real-time data exchange between the grid and the market, proper balancing, and grid-node-specific load flow determination. A 12-month pilot operation with a large test fleet of e-vehicles is planned to prove the functionality.
For more information, please visit https://banula.de/.
Dear charging infrastructure operators, did you know that a price reduction of already a few eurocents per kWh can lead to a change in the charging behavior of your customers as well as better utilization and cost structure of your charging infrastructure?
These are our first results from our BMWK-funded research project BeNutz LaSA! We, RWTH Aachen University, Hubject and SMART/LAB, want to support you today in preparing for the smart charging of tomorrow!
How do we proceed?
Take the chance now to participate immediately as a pilot customer in our project!
How do you benefit from your participation?
For more information, visit www.benutzlasa.de.
We look forward to working with you!
The project focuses on the demand-oriented installation of charging infrastructure for CEP and care services, cabs, craft enterprises, municipal facilities, university institutes, in parking garages, supermarkets and for other companies whose routes are predominantly in the urban catchment area. For the sustainable and grid-serving installation of the charging infrastructure and the simultaneous reduction of grid barriers, an intelligent grid load management system is also being developed in combination with smart charging columns and backend systems that takes into account both local and higher-level system-relevant utilization, grid bottlenecks and EEG feed-in.
By skillfully integrating electromobility, not only can pollutant emissions be avoided, but also traffic congestion can be reduced. To harness this potential and make electromobility more attractive in inner cities, the project "Electric Mobility Without Frontiers" (EMWF) was launched. The project aims to collect and provide real-time information about parking and energy flow in relation to electromobility. Moreover, it strives to make reliable predictions about future parking situations.
The overall objectives of the project are to further expand and simplify electromobility roaming in Europe, as well as to provide transparent information about charging stations and their prices. This will be achieved through the implementation of an open and independent protocol for data exchange. Several pilot deployments, including those in Germany, Austria, Denmark, and the Netherlands, cover various use cases and support the development of a pan-European market for electromobility services and products.
For more information, visit the project website.