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, provided by Bosch. Participants are invited to work on the I-PACE but can submit entries for any EV.
The highlight of the Challenge is the PACE Tour, in which the Jaguar will be available in select European cities for competitors to access, work on their solutions and conduct hackathons.
The winning entry will provide the most innovative solution that exemplifies progressive automation and connectivity features by enabling the Jaguar to discover charging stations, pay for electricity, discover additional services, and receive a single invoice at the end.
We strongly encourage all entrants to plan a media promotion that tracks all of your Jaguar-related activities for the duration of the PACE Tour. We encourage you to prepare a short presentation that describes your solution, and to have a short demo ready in time for the conclusion of the Challenge which will be staged at Bosch Connected World, May 15th and 16th.
It’s important to keep in mind that the Challenge is not focused on who wins, but on who participates. Our goal is to help you create solutions that you can successfully bring to market. To get the most mileage out of the Challenge, we encourage you to promote and publicize your Challenge Journey.
Competitors were required to design and implement their software/hardware systems on the car, on the charger network, and in the cloud. Each entrant developed an overall reference architecture for their specific solutions.
“DLTs suffer from complex infrastructure, high cost and low performance. This prohibits the entry into high performance markets like automotive. C-chain is a blockchain variant to solve those problems and therefore it is suitable for many new applications.”
Prof. Rudolf Bayer, Ph.D.
Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München
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The judging criteria for the E-mobility Challenge are as follows:
The Jaguar I-PACE resides at a Bosch 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.
This slide deck diagrams the Jaguar's ALEN API setup. (Participants are invited to work on the I-PACE but can submit entries for any EV.)
The winning entry will be written up in a public report by MachNation that is publicized by MachNation and TIoTA. The winner will have the opportunity to propose a PoC to the members of TIoTA and the sponsors of the Challenge.
An “Open Innovation” award will recognize an innovative DLT IoT solution that shows originality in its technology or market approach. The “Collaboration Award” will honor the best team submission.
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.
Thank you for entering the Smart E-Mobility Challenge. We enjoyed the journey with you!
This slide deck, entitled Smart E-Mobility Criteria and Context, provides updated resources and important data points for you. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions.