SAP AG and Siemens IT Solutions and Services Inc. say they have finalized a mutual working agreement that will set the stage for establishing an eCar proof of concept (POC).
The POC is intended to demonstrate the cross-industry collaboration necessary to support widespread viability of electric vehicles through development of new and use of existing technologies, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), which can interconnect meter data across multiple charging stations and support anticipated transaction scenarios across various utilities providers.
The collaboration efforts led the companies to form a work group that will assemble a subcommittee to the SAP AMI Lighthouse Council. The subcommittee, the Sustainable Utility Committee (SUC), will lead the charge in enabling e-mobility.
Siemens Energy will supply a physical charging station, as well as access to an e-mobility network operating center, which will enable communication between the charging station and various back-end systems. In addition to the Siemens hardware, the back-end system will initially include software from SAP and others, as required by the use cases for Siemens IT Solutions and Services to properly integrate and perform end-to-end workflow processes for the utilities.
SOURCE: SAP AG