Paving the Way for Electric Highways with Decision Management
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With customers making the shift from internal combustion engines to electric motors, energy utilities are set to play the leading role in the creation of electric highways. To create a commuter-centric system, auto manufacturers and energy utilities will need to work in tandem to build and power the infrastructure, convert power grids to smart grids capable of sending and receiving data along with energy, and prepare for the energy increase that a new fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) represent.
For a charging infrastructure to gain hold over the conventional electric vehicle pit stops, which didn’t stick in the early 90s, customers will need information on-the-go (e.g., quick responses to requests for service changes and facilities). The current lack of on-demand information management and inflexible business systems will make satisfying these demands difficult, if not impossible, which is why decision management technologies will play a crucial role in actualizing a true electric highway.
For example, with decision management technologies like business rules and analytics, auto and utility organizations can:
And this is just for starters. Early progress using this partnership approach between utilities and automakers shows promise in bringing about a truly sustainable transportation future:
At the core of decision management is the ability to turn data into actionable decisions that can be automated, easily improved and governed, consistently across multiple channels. Think about the thousands (even millions) of decisions that would need to be made daily by a sustainable transportation system. Think about the degree of visibility required. Think about the need to be able to test and simulate impact before deploying changes to the system. You can’t think about doing any of these things to scale without the power of decision management.
Learn more: MVVEnergie, another German company, is using decision management and other technologies to enable customers to extract real-time information from the grid and automatically apply rules that optimize consumption patterns to minimize their power costs.
Thank you to Karthik Sathyanarayana, WW Industry Marketing Manager, Industrial Sector, for this timely guest blog post.