Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Noodoe operating system organises smart EV charging

Steve Rogerson
April 2, 2019



At last month’s Tokyo Motorcycle Show, Noodoe introduced Noodoe EV OS, a cloud operating system that orchestrates the operation of smart EV charging stations.
 
“At Noodoe, we are on a mission to make the world greener by accelerating the world’s transition to electric transportation,” said John Wang, chairman of Noodoe. “We do this with well-designed EV charging infrastructure that helps organisations be part of the revolution today.”
 
Noodoe EV diverges from traditional charging stations by offering a set of features that help construction, retail, hospitality industries and public sectors transform their parking lots into smart EV charging locations that generate additional revenue.
 
The key differentiation is EV OS, a cloud operating system that serves as the brain that orchestrates the operation of the EV charging stations. It has the following functions:

1. EV charging service: EV OS manages the service delivery of the EV charging stations. The charging stations offer a simple charging experience for the users and a range of features for the site owners.
2. Universal payment processing: EV OS processes multiple types of payment transactions. It supports universal at-the-pump payment, so users can use their preferred transaction method such as credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.
3. Central management: EV OS provides central management functions that enable the administration staff to configure pricing, modify peak hours and monitor status. It empowers administrators to supervise the entire charging infrastructure.
4. Service personnel access: It gives frontline personnel access to view instantly the status of EV charging stations in their location. It puts real-time information at their fingertips to help them deliver customer service.
5. Automated diagnostics: The operating system features an automated diagnostic, alert and self-recovery system that constantly checks the condition of every EV charging station and, if necessary, initiates proper notification and recovery processes. It reduces the use of human maintenance labour to check the equipment, and ensures the optimal operating condition of every EV charging station.
6. Operation analytics: The OS provides analytic functions that offer holistic business performance monitoring and continuous reporting. It gives the management team the big picture with insights on the entire charging service operation.

The cloud operating system can integrate additional features as new industry priorities or requirements arise.
 
“Powered by Noodoe EV OS, Noodoe EV enables retail plazas, shopping malls, hotels, businesses and governments to turn their parking lots into profitable revenue generators,” said Jennifer Chang, CEO of Noodoe. “Drivers can instantly use the charging service and simply pay via their credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay. Every at-the-pump payment is automatically processed. The revenue is self-generating and ongoing.”
 
In the USA and Taiwan, businesses such as Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt hotels and public sector organisations such as the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center are already using the technology.
 
A recent study conducted by McKinsey found that the world’s major car makers are aggressively jumping into the accelerating EV market. The study predicts that 350 new EV models will debut by 2025, and as many as 120 million EVs could be on the road by 2030 in the USA, Europe and China. These vehicles will require a dramatic increase in the number of charging stations.
 
Noodoe provides products and services that are used in 110 nations.