Technology company The Mobility House and PSI Transcom, a subsidiary of Germany’s largest software house PSI Software AG, are cooperating to advance electrification of bus fleets. The jointly implemented digital interface VDV interface 463 enables the combination of a charging and energy management system with the depot management system PSIebus.
The functionality has already been tested with Hamburger Hochbahn AG with their fleet of more than 60 electric buses. The interface is used to exchange important data between the systems for the smooth operation of electric buses: among other things, the battery level at the time of arrival as well as the desired target SoC (State of Charge), which guarantees the necessary range with a flexible allocation of the buses to suitable rounds. Additionally, information can be passed on for pre-conditioning if the bus is meant to be cooled in summer or heated in winter before departure. Using this data, the connected systems control and monitor the individual charging processes and ensure that each bus is ready for operation at the start of its service.
PSI Transcom and The Mobility House are currently pooling their development competencies to ensure that ChargePilot, The Mobility House's charging and energy management system can communicate with various depot management systems via the upcoming VDV standard 463 and can be combined with them as desired. On the other hand, it also enables the PSIebus depot management system from PSI Transcom to be compatible with different load management systems.
PSI Transcom as well as The Mobility House rely on the greatest flexibility possible in the standardization of the interface so that the systems harmonize with a wide range of electric bus models as well as charging hardware and software of various manufacturers.
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