Charging solutions for sustainable mobility
Protection against climate change, opening up new markets and reducing dependency on fossil fuels – there is enormous potential waiting to be unleashed by the whole issue of electromobility. To help turn electric vehicles into one of the key building blocks of the energy transition, Siemens is making a valuable contribution with its charging stations. With a power level of 150 kilowatts, electric vehicles can be reliably charged within less than ten minutes with sufficient power for a range of 100 kilometers. Voltage levels of up to 920 volts mean that the charging stations are ideally placed to cope with current and future generations of electric vehicles, and they are capable of charging up to three vehicles in parallel in compliance with the common charging standards CCS, CHAdeMO and Type 2. Integrated Siemens industrial components Sinamics DCP, Simatic S7 and charge controller ECC3200 provide the assurance of reliability and availability.
New charging technology
The new Simatic ET 200SP TM ECC charging module allows the requirements imposed on AC charging by the current standard IEC 61851-1 charging mode 3 to be linked to the benefits of Siemens automation systems, enabling scalable construction, cutting down the installation space required and allowing flexible adaptation to the purpose and location of the charging infrastructure. Integration into the Simatic ET 200SP allows use of the distributed IO system’s full functional spectrum to implement even complex and customized solutions such as load management, smart power distribution or the direct link-up of RFID and HMI devices.
Intelligent digitalization of road systems
With the volume of traffic on our highways and in our towns and cities continuously on the rise, the digitalization of road systems is of fundamental importance to economic growth and to our quality of life. This prompted Siemens to develop its Sitraffic ESCoS Vehicle-to-X technology: an intelligent communication system linking vehicles with the infrastructure and traffic control centers. This has a wide range of benefits to offer: As a cooperative traffic management system, Vehicle-to-X helps improve road safety and optimize the traffic flow, while reducing the incidence of accidents, congestion and tailbacks. The resulting reduction in environmental emissions means a sustainable improvement to the quality of life in built-up areas. Vehicle-to-X also supports automated and autonomous driving.
Into the fast lane with radar technology
Innovative radar technology from Siemens is set to enhance traffic automation and networking, helping to improve the flow of traffic and alleviate risk situations in real time. This is made possible by radar sensors which communicate directly with cars on the road. Because this technology allows more efficient, intelligent and safe use of the infrastructure, it will be possible for more vehicles to use the road system. This innovative technology is already undergoing exhaustive testing: On the A9 freeway in Bavaria, modern, pioneering systems and technologies are currently being tested in actual operation. Radar sensors installed on street lights supply information about the occupancy of parking lots in Berlin’s inner city, making the often nerve-wrecking task of finding a parking space easier for motorists.
With its futuristic traffic concepts, Siemens is already setting standards for tomorrow’s mobility today.
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