The prototype will demonstrate solar smart parking
Ericsson has joined hands with Solar Team Eindhoven to use the abilities of IoT combined with solar power to introduce a better and reliable option for transportation. The team-up has come up with a solar-powered car, which is a prototype that can travel 1800 kilometers. This initiative is to showcase the efficient use of solar energy in the auto sector. Stella Era is fitted with Ericsson’s solar smart parking, which enables it to operate autonomously to a parking space. The car though needs good sunshine to recharge its batteries. The car can recharge other electric cars which are parked near it.
The system of Solar Smart Parking is powered by Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud and the platform is built to provide support to car producers to quickly create and control fresh services for connected vehicles. The solar-powered car is the brainchild of Solar Team Eindhoven, which consists of students from different disciplines of Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
The car will encourage more energy-efficient alternatives in the auto industry
“Ericsson supports the Solar Team Eindhoven not only because their innovative program has strong links to our core business of IoT, cloud and mobile broadband, but because we strongly believe in the role of technology to contribute to a low-carbon society. The development of a solar car is an excellent example of our commitment to contribute to the UN sustainable development goals. Through our innovative infrastructure solutions and partnerships, we are co-developing cases that can be scaled and inspire an entire industry.” said Everth Flores, County Manager, Ericsson Netherlands.
The Solar Team Eindhoven won the 2019 World Solar Challenge in Australia. The race started from Darwin and ended in Adelaide.