Sean Ackley Head of Charging & Energy at VinFast spoke with MOVEMNT at the MOVE America conference about how the electric charging system has the potential to become a seamless and integrated experience.
Ackley proposes that electric vehicle (EV) charging shouldn’t be complex or difficult to understand, and it shouldn’t feel hard to find either.
He discusses how VinFast are working to remove the complexities of charging across the mobility ecosystem, meeting the people who are capable of making this possible at MOVE.
To do this, the company are integrating all of these different partners into a single app and have successfully integrated over 112,000 charge points to make charging infrastructure easier to find.
Ganesh Iyer the CEO of NIO USA spoke at the MOVE America conference about how NIO are innovating and transforming their company in order to challenge one of the biggest issues in the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) – range anxiety.
Iyer himself described NIO as a “pioneer in the smart EV industry” that was founded originally in 2014, boasting a design centre in Munich and in the Silicon Valley which Iyer leads himself as the company’s key innovation centre.
He also emphasised that “we are not a car company, we are a lifestyle brand” that holds user enterprise as its key interest. In this interview, Iyer also comments on his panel that he joined at the conference: “Circular batteries: how recycling programs are driving a sustainable battery ecosystem”. Iyer explains how the panel discussion turned to the obstacle of battery degradation and how this can be combatted.
He also mentioned NIO’s attempts at hurdling this obstacle via their power replenishment system, which allows users to charge, swap, or upgrade their depleted EV battery, giving a channelled focus on the innovation of the swapping system.
Michele Mueller the senior project manager of connected and automated vehicles at Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) discusses how the state are employing innovative technology in their safety systems to ensure people get home safely every day.
Mueller also talks about how the department are working with new start-ups to help expand and develop Michigan’s transportation system as well as the opportunity to meet these exact types of start-ups at the MOVE America conference.
MDOT are developing their systems by looking at the challenges within the transport infrastructure and working with industry partners to find solutions to these challenges.
Mueller explains that the department’s goal to make their systems smarter, more efficient, and most importantly, to help people get home to their families as safely as possible.
Jason JonMichael a senior strategist at the United States Department of Transport (USDOT) discussed how AI and automated systems are impacting the way Americans get around.
As a member of the Highly Automated Safety Systems Centre of Excellence (HASS COE) JonMichael explained how his team have a duty to help USDOT by reviewing, assessing, and validating the safety of autonomous systems and AI in transportation. JonMichael stressed that this applies not only in ground autonomy and advanced air mobility but also across national rail systems and ports.
HASS COE was established by congress to focus on automation systems and investigate their intermodal and multimodal implications, to help augment each USDOT Operating Administration’s own expertise and enable success in assessing, predicting, and verifying the safety of relevant emerging technology.
JonMichael also commented on the amount of funding that the Biden-Harris administration has recently provided to US transport systems and stated that it is “the shotgun start” US transport infrastructure needs.
Watch the full interview to hear more about how US transport is adopting and adapting to ever-developing technology and if we should be happy with this.
Jana Breitkopf CEO of Mercedes Pay USA claimed that her company have developed a software that can allow a vehicle to pay directly from itself and act as a payment device.
The fintech branch of Mercedes-Benz is focused on developing in-car payments without the card. The software integrates Mercedes pay’s digital ePayment platform into a large number of applications of the Mercedes-Benz Group.
Whether it be for Mercedes-Benz e-commerce products and services or paying for a parking spot, the in-house software can enable any user to purchase a service/product with just a tap.
Breitkopf also discusses the panel discussions that she joined at MOVE America, discussing the rise of the software-defined vehicle and how OEMs are becoming more like tech companies.
As a transit technology company Zeelo and DigiSure joined forces as a way of ensuring the safety of their users whilst increasing safety from risk. DigiSure contribute to this collaborative effort by assigning certified drivers to Zeelo transit vehicles, optimising the upmost safety for users.
Sam Ryan said:
“We’re not just a technology company in the mobility space. We have to be in the business of the safe movement of people.”
Shim outlines DigiSure’s dedication to risk management and insurance by explaining how the company carries out identity screening and background checks on drivers before they are assigned to Zeelo’s transit vehicles.
Watch the full interview for more detail about the collaboration and some insight on the companies’ experiences at MOVE America 2023.
Savage addressed the trend at the MOVE America conference in Austin Texas, assuring that the ban has not slowed down the company’s e-mobility market in Europe despite expectations. Due to the removal of e-scooters, e-bikes are now taking off in the city and filling the micro-mobility gap for pedestrians.
At the conference, Savage also hosted his own talk “Making micro-mobility sustainable and profitable”. He claims that many businesses believe in sustainability not being wholly compatible with profitability, but Savage disagrees.
In this full interview, Savage details how Lime is attempting to make a congruence between sustainability and profitability in order to better the micro-mobility market whilst still continuing to thrive as a business.
Quantron‘s CEO Michael Perschke announced their recently signed joint venture with Goldstone Technologies at the MOVE America conference in Austin, Texas.
The new joint venture has been called ‘Roqit’ as part of the companies’ collaboration to bring an AI-supported platform and will be a key enabler for a zero-emission transport transformation.
Perschke and Dr Karthik Ponnapula Director of ETO Motors discuss the details of the recent partnership in this interview, detailing why the companies are the right fit for each other and how they plan to build digital platforms for e-mobility services.
Brandy Mayfield, SVP and managing director or digital economy at AON, caught up with MOVEMNT to discuss all-things risk.
AON are coming back to MOVE in Austin this week to give more insight on how to best understand risk in insurance. In this interview, Mayfield provides exclusive insight to her talk that will be taking place at MOVE America, named “What are your peers saying about risk?”
If you would like to meet Brandy and the rest of the team at AON, join them tomorrow at MOVE America in the Austin Convention Centre. Buy your tickets to the event here.
Meet Paul Smith, COO and co-founder of DigiSure; a technology platform that enables data-driven insurance for OEMs, shared economy companies, and modern transport businesses.
DigiSure utilise their industry expertise and advanced technology to optimise processes within the entire insurance ecosystem; including screening and risk, policy administration, claims handling, and insurance program management.
In this interview Smith chats about which symptoms of insurance can arise in your company and its vehicles, what these symptoms look like, and how DigiSure aims to combat these risk symptoms before it’s too late. Smith also discusses the loss ratio concept – cost of claims relative to generated insurance premium – and how the company can help to keep this to a safe balance.
Exclusive insight is also given on what we can expect to see from DigiSure at MOVE America and what Smith’s panel “Making shared mobility profitable” will converse on in the Business Models theatre next week.
Would you believe it if I told you that your behaviour whilst driving could actually help inform road layouts? Or that the data collected from your driving behaviour could help transportation much safer?
Well, it’s true! Meet Jeff Schlitt, solution engineering director at Arity. Schlitt outlines how mobility and driver data are collected by the company and converted into meaningful behavioural insights. The consultancy then leverages telematics to make transportation smarter, safer, and more useful for everyone.
The data collected is also used by the company to provide solutions to help with infrastructure and is given to municipalities to aid city and town developments.
Watch the full interview with Arity with an exclusive sneak peek of what we can expect to see from the Arity team at MOVE America 2023 next week!
Have you ever wondered how green is the electricity you are using the charge your electric vehicle? Or where do the minerals that were used to make your car battery come from? Or how big is your company’s carbon footprint as a whole?
Well, SAP can answer those questions for you! As leading company in enterprise application software, SAP help companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and providing software solutions to aid companies to do better.
The director of the automotive industry unit, Moncombu Raju, discusses how mobility can leverage SAP’s data to help drive sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint.
Raju will be discussing this topic further in his talk on “Achieving carbon-neutral mobility with intelligent data exchange” in the Tech, Data & Innovation I theatre at MOVE America 2023.
Yep, you read that right! We are starting our long-awaited and much-requested podcast!
It will be hosted by our editor Grace Dawes, who will sit down with some of the top names in the mobility industry talking about all-things urban transport now and in the future.
Topics will vary from the controversial Inflation Reduction Act, uncertainty with autonomous vehicles, the rise of the software-defined vehicle, AI in transport, and just about anything else in mobility!
Of course, the discussions will circle back to the theme of sustainability and how urban mobility serves a reciprocal relationship with the current climate crisis.
So, keep an eye out for out the first episode which is expected to drop after our MOVE America 2023 event in September!
Vito Giallorenzo, SVP GM of corporate development at BlackBerry QNX, chatted with MOVEMNT about the future potential of the software-defined vehicle (SDV) – hinting that it might be far greater than we expect.
Giallorenzo carries on John Wall’s analogy of BlackBerry QNX being the plumbers of the SDV, and even goes a step further. He compares the potential future of the SDV to the journey of the mobile phone – stating that it will surprise many people in how far the technology could go, like the smartphone has.
He said: “The car is very similar to the phone in that they are both connected moving object that can create a lot of value from the signal and personal data it contains.”
Watch the full conversation where Giallorenzo also explains how the IVY platform and BlackBerry QNX fit together to bolster the SDV’s architecture.
Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is doing a lot to accustom the clean energy transition, but what are its main barriers? James Fox, SVP North America at EVBox, makes the case that charging infrastructure is not doing enough to accommodate EV drivers.
There are multiple challenges that come with EV charging infrastructure, such as plug and cable compatibility, maintenance of stations, complicated charging services, and many more. Fox speaks out about all of these issues and explains how they are all impeding the push for electrification.
EVBox is an EV equipment supplier who believes in the power of electric mobility to transform transportation and enable a clean energy future. Fox outlines that their mission is to empower society to embrace electric mobility with their complete electric vehicle charging solutions.
Watch the full interview to hear all about the challenges that face the future of electrification and Fox’s personal opinions on whether the clean energy transition is truly achievable.
Would you like to see James Fox speak and meet the rest of the EVBox team at MOVE America? Buy your tickets to the event here whilst our current discount lasts!
The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) industry is moving quickly, but what are some of the barriers in its way? MOVE recently spoke with Chess Stretson, CEO of dRISK, who has identified a big barrier to AV safety and, even better, provided a solution to it using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
dRISK is a start-up company that are testing and training AVs to be safer and respond to high-risk events that it detects in advance. Using countless tricky or hazardous vehicle scenarios – which are individually unlikely, but together make up all the risk on the road – dRISK is training their software to make autonomous driving smoother and safer.
Using an unprecedented scale and variety of data and patented AI, dRISK has assembled and mapped out out the whole space of edge cases into a knowledge graph of scenarios (like Google’s knowledge graph of the internet, but in this case, of the real world).
If you would like to meet and talk with dRISK come and join them at our MOVE 2023 event in London next week or at MOVE AMERICA 2023 in Austin, TX in September. We’ll see you there!
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Fermata Energy founded their company with two missions in mind: to get more renewable energy on the grid and the get more EVs on the road. In a bid to conquer these goals, they developed a revolutionary method to charging your EV vehicle.
They developed their vechile-to-everything company with a technology platform that lets you charge your car but to also discharge it in order to power your house, a building, or even sell that energy back to the grid. MOVE spoke to Fermata Energy’s CEO, John Wheeler, to hear about this exciting prospect for EV.