StreetLight Data and Siemens partner to prepare for EV Infrastructure deployment
StreetLight Data, the leader in Big Data analytics for mobility, along with Siemens ITS Digital Lab, a digital application center for Intelligent Traffic Systems, and Siemens Energy Business Advisory, the leader in strategic planning for energy transitions, are pooling their data and industry knowledge to help communities prepare for the growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and enable successful EV infrastructure planning.
As EV sales accelerate and more communities assess their EV readiness, new data sources, skillsets, and energy expertise are needed for the evaluation and successful EV infrastructure planning, with Siemens and StreetLight Data providing critical components: Siemens contributes its Energy and EV infrastructure consultancy and analytic capabilities, while StreetLight provides industry-leading mobility Big Data resources and technology that allows for Big Data integration with other data sources.
Together, the two players are uniquely positioned to help communities develop initiatives that support EV adoption and prioritize key requirements for efficient EV infrastructure deployment.
Transportation is a massively complex industry, which is becoming more complex with the arrival of new modes including EVs. Cities, Utilities, MPOs and States need data-based approaches to understand the incumbent complexity and to steer their individual communities’ through their evolving infrastructure needs. StreetLight uses Big Data derived multi-mode analytics that provide exhaustive insights into the sources of nationwide and local traffic flows for virtually any time period – and support a variety of EV infrastructure planning components: From site selection at the macro and micro level, by scanning a city or analyzing individual locations – to analyzing activity centers for chargers to maximize public exposure and adoption. Siemens, using Streetlight’s data, quantified EV impact on the electric grid for more accurate infrastructure deployment planning.
Successful planning for EV infrastructure projects also requires coordination with public and private organizations in these communities. Siemens’ expertise with synthesizing information from the different stakeholders and StreetLight’s ability to integrate the information with mobility data allows the two entities to provide customizable yet scalable technical solutions.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. With around 71,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its U.S. corporate headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA.
ITS Digital Lab
The ITS Digital Lab is part of Siemens Mobility. Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.8 billion and had around 34,200 employees worldwide.
StreetLight Data pioneered the use of Big Data analytics to help transportation professionals solve their biggest problems. Applying proprietary machine-learning algorithms to over four trillion spatial data points over time, StreetLight measures diverse travel patterns and makes them available on-demand via the world’s first SaaS platform for mobility, StreetLight InSight®. From identifying sources of congestion to optimizing new infrastructure to planning for autonomous vehicles, StreetLight powers more than 3,000 global projects every month.