The E-Mobility Challenge competition is run by the Trusted IoT Alliance, the open software consortium created in 2018 to support the creation of a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted IoT ecosystem. MachNation, a global independent IoT research and benchmarking firm is co-producing. TIoTA’s members are engaged with linking IoT devices and the companies operating them, and to consumers, service, communication and payment providers.
The core concept behind TIoTA is to leverage software advances in cryptography, distributed ledger technology, secure enclaves and other state-of-the-art-approaches to ensure fast and secure trust-building at an unprecedented scale and speed. TIoTA’s members span hardware, communications, payment, logistics, and numerous other tech sectors.
TIoTA conceived the E-Mobility Challenge to spur the development and commercialization of the emerging marketplace for e-mobility. The competition will leverage the ecosystem of services that already exists for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. The primary vehicle selected for the challenge is a Jaguar i-Pace, owned by Bosch.
The winning entry will provide the most innovative solution that enables the EV to discover charging stations, pay for electricity, discover additional services, and receive a single invoice at the end. The highlight of the competition will be a “Tour d’Europe,” where the EV, loaded with entrant’s solutions, will traverse Europe in a pre-determined course designed to maximize publicity for the Challenge.
Competitors will be required to design and implement their software/hardware systems on the car, on the charger network, and in the cloud. Each entrant will develop an overall reference architecture for their specific solutions.Sign up today
Take note of the contest deadlines below. The scheduled hackathons will provide venues for natural meeting points and Challenge updates until the finale in Berlin in May.
The judging criteria for the E-mobility Challenge are as follows:
The car is Jaguar i-Pace acquired by Bosch and residing at its facility in Stuttgart. The data interchange with the car is accomplished via a device called ALEN — Automotive Linux Edge Node. It resides in the car and will not be made available to the public. It will, however, be available at the hackathons locally. The number one shared task is to build a web gateway for ALEN. Bosch will help with the design specs and provide engineers to build it.
Since the Challenge operates under incomplete information, which is inevitable when opening new frontiers and creating a new marketplace, the Challenge will reward those who are able to work on defining and clarifying the space itself and building the tools for themselves and for others.
Therefore, it will be a requirement for entrants to join the Challenge Working Group, participate in a regular conference call, and work with partners and competitors to define the car capabilities, the charging network entry points, the customer journey connections, and so on. The initial work on the car will require joining the local European hackathons in Stuttgart and Barcelona.
This slide deck diagrams the ALEN setup. More details will be provided on the conference calls and during the hackathons, and other channels that will be agreed upon on the calls. A dedicated Slack channel will also be stablished by TIoTA and made available to the applicants.
The winning solution will be written up in a public report by MachNation that is publicized by Mach Nation and TIoTA. The winner will have the opportunity to propose a PoC to the members of TIoTA and the sponsors of the Challenge. Monetary or token prizes will become available as sponsorships are lined up. We will keep the participants appraised.
The judges will consist of recognized authorities in the field from the TIoTA executive team, members, sponsors, and invited experts. MachNation, a recognized analyst firm with its own unique IoT benchmark labs, will also provide a judge and will publish a report that describes the winning entries.