New innovation unit for SAE

Sustainable Mobility Solutions will work on EV charging and workforce issues initially
Air Quality & Weather Systems / December 1, 2022
By Adam Hill
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SAE launched the unit at the London EV Show

Engineering organisation SAE International has launched a new business unit called Sustainable Mobility Solutions, "focused on new initiatives that lead the transportation industry to Net Zero emissions".

Announced at this week's London EV Show, its first initiatives focus on the reliability of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and on workforce development.

It is publishing Charging System Performance Reporting, a study of charging failures and puts forth a system for evaluating those failures and finding solutions that build consumer confidence.

“The publication makes major contributions to reliability for EV drivers and represents the most comprehensive technical review of EV charging system performance, data reporting and reliability to-date,” said Craig Rodine, technical consultant to SAE International.

ChargerHelp!, a women- and minority-owned provider of field-based EV charger technicians, is partnering with SAE to certify the thousands of technicians needed to keep charging stations operational.

“The growth, development, and utilisation of Information of Things (IoT) assets in the transportation sector is seen every day," says Kameale C. Terry, CEO of ChargerHelp!

"It is crucial that specialised maintenance technicians are well trained to help inform the industry how the software works together with the hardware, and support high uptime of the chargers, while practicing maximum safety."

SAE is also collaborating with future mobility firm Dekra on online training and certification in critical areas of EV infrastructure including cybersecurity and safety.

“Interoperability and seamless charging experiences are critical to the adoption of electric vehicles, but both require skilled technical workers who understand EV charging infrastructure, safety and cybersecurity,” said Fernando Rodriguez, vice president of Dekra Americas.

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