Jaguar Employs Iota in PoC Demo for Tracking Car Energy
Jaguar Land Rover and ENGIE Lab CRIGEN are working together to build and exhibit IOTA-enabled Sustainable Energy Innovation at the specially constructed smart building in Trondheim, Norway.
UK’s biggest automobile company, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and 2019 World Car of the Year, I-PACE, will spearhead the manner in a showcase of power authenticity-tracking and Internet-of-Things (IoT) co-creation during a unique show featuring distributed ledger technology from the IOTA Foundation, France’s ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, the R&D center of ENGIE Group and ENTRA, one of Norway’s biggest real estate businesses in the world.
The event is one of the programs among the grand launch of ENTRA’s Brattørkaia Powerhouse, Norway’s largest fresh energy-positive structure in Trondheim, winner of a prize for Norway’s most creative city, in a nation identified as a worldwide technology leader. The protest by Jaguar Land Rover, ENGIE and IOTA Foundation highlights the worldwide importance of co-creating sustainability across travel, infrastructure and power.
Russell Vickers, manager, Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle-as-a-service engineering group, explained how the PoC illustrates the possibility of creating a sustainable ecosystem. “This agile initiative demonstrates vividly how cities can transform both infrastructure and transportation into a sustainable and mutually beneficial ecosystem. We are excited to let the public see how energy-positive buildings and vehicles such as the I-Pace in this demonstration can create positive sustainability innovation in line with Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero strategy.”
The display shows how electricity produced by smart electric vehicles can be tracked straight to the Powerhouse as its green and domestic origin while providing an instantaneous display of energy exchange between the vehicle and the source charging the Powerhouse.
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, architect at Snøhetta and one of five founding partners in Powerhouse, said “This partnered demonstration not only reveals how The Powerhouse Group’s energy-positive approach to construction can play a critical role in combating global warming. It also spotlights the many ways in which industries can partner to create interactive, energy-smart innovation.”
Earlier in 2019, Jaguar Land Rover announced the creation of an IOTA Smart Wallet to safeguard and commercialize the sharing of information with its cars. Intertwined with JLR’s Destination Zero concept (zero crashes, zero traffic, and zero emissions), this latest project to take a 2019 JLR I-Pace World Car to the core of IOTA’s smart city co-creation project is further expanding the wallet’s prospective usage.
This project leverages the energy, facility management and smart city knowledge of ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, along with its IOTA capacities, allowing the growth of IoT. Since September 2018, the Paris-based commercial R&D centre has been working with the IOTA Foundation to explore the use of IOTA technologies to enhance the company procedures, goods and facilities of ENGIE in fields such as power, smart cities, construction, and connectivity.
Commenting on the PoC project, Philippe Calvez, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, Research Lab Manager, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAI), said “We welcome this real-world, practical demonstration of the power of technology to enable a sustainable, workable ecosystem between energy sources, cars and developments.”