The past days have been exciting for the six “Bosch Explorers”, who went on a whirlwind round-the-world trip to six locations on three continents. They experienced “Bosch in action”, and one of their final destinations was Bosch.IO (formerly Bosch Software Innovations) in Singapore. They had the opportunity to experience the local electric vehicle test-bed by riding EVs across the island and interacting with Bosch.IO staff. This project is one of more than 15 Bosch eMobility infrastructure projects, that continues to inspire electric mobility initiatives over the world.
Prior to joining Bosch.IO (formerly Bosch Software Innovations) with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region, Thomas ran his own consulting firm providing strategy advice to high-tech companies after having served as CEO and CFO of T-Systems Asia South. Having worked for Hewlett Packard and Nortel in Europe as well as for Deutsche Telekom in Asia-Pacific in product management, marketing, finance and business development roles before, he has been active in the ICT industry for more than 20 years now.
Singapore may be relatively small in size but it has a huge global presence. Lying just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, this highly urbanized, multicultural city-state is home to over five million people. Known as one of the world’s top logistics hubs and famed for showing initiative, it gained global recognition in 2011 when the government initiated a project to assess the feasibility of widespread use of electric vehicles. Bosch.IO was appointed the infrastructure service provider for the five-year project. This role involves overseeing the design and development of the charging infrastructure, i.e. the installation, operation, and maintenance of charge spots, system software, and analysis of the data relating to how the stations are used.
Watch the video above with Bosch.IO’s Thomas Jakob answering three questions on eMobility and the Internet of Things:
- What are the most valuable learnings of the eMobility pilot project in Singapore?
- What requirements does eMobility impose on software development?
- What is the biggest challenge for eMobility at the moment?