Noodoe and EVCS: Enabling California’s transition to EVs
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Noodoe, a committed accelerator of the global transition to electric transportation and with over 20 years of experience in the sector, designs charging solutions to accommodate a wide range of situations, including retail, hospitality, construction and more.
In addition to the environmental benefits of its business model, the company also emphasises the lucrative aspects of transforming corporate car parking space into profitable charging stations.
Meeting the demand
The partnership between Noodoe and EVCS is part of a wider effort to deliver advanced cloud-based EV charging points around California in order to meet increasing consumer demand, which the duo expects to triple in the short-term.
This prediction is seemingly borne out by the available data on EV sales in the US generally, which strongly indicates an intermittent yet positive upwards trajectory.
For Jennifer Chang, CEO of Noodoe, the next generation of driving deserves next-gen tech infrastructure to enable it and this is what the collaboration is hoping to provide.
“What makes Noodoe EV different is Noodoe EV OS, an advanced cloud-based operating platform that fully automates 24/7 service delivery, payment processing, and energy cost reduction,” she stated.
“Partnering with EVCS is a tremendous milestone, a substantial boost to develop our charger network business stream. It positions Noodoe at the forefront of both EV charging technology and equipment.”
Similarly enthusiastic was Gustavo Occhiuzzo, CEO of EVCS, who looked forward to contributing the company’s signature turnkey solutions, which have already met with success upon their deployment in Golden State businesses.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Noodoe to be the exclusive Network Provider that powers EVCS’s growing number of publicly accessible EV Charging sites,” he said. “Together we’ll be able to further ensure that the future is electric.”
Encouraging the sector
Noodoe’s commitment to its ideals and mission was demonstrated in 2019, when the company launched its ‘Powered by Noodoe’ initiative. This programme set about equipping nascent businesses with the necessary foundation to enter the EV charging sector.
“Many businesses want to enter the market and become a supplier, but face engineering/time to market challenges,” added Chang.
“We did all the heavy lifting by providing business partners with three key advanced technologies: EV charging stations, EV software, and EV OS cloud technology.
Featuring a holistic suite of features, the company’s EV OS includes payment processing, automated diagnostics, operational analytics and much more.
“Noodoe’s program, in partnership with EVCS, puts businesses on the fast track to expansion. Our EV OS is flexible and future-proof, able to integrate additional features as new industry priorities or requirements arise,” Chang concluded.
Ivy.ai’s new chatbot streamlines resources and policies
Ivy.ai, a creator of AI chatbots for higher education, is offering a chatbot that helps institutions streamline name, image, and likeness policies for athletic programmes.
This solution will allow athletic departments to dramatically reduce inbound inquiries while answering inquiries related to compliance, financial aid impact, how-to documents, and best practice training videos.
It will allow institutions to condense information in a way that is easily accessible and eliminates the need for student-athletes to read complicated manuals. Institutions can also engage with student-athletes via a real-time feedback loop to see which topics truly matter and what needs further clarification. This allows administrators to be proactive and provide a competitive edge in recruiting.
Helping institutions connect their students with information
“Athletic departments at colleges and universities are overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the name, image and likeness legislation,” said Mary Frances Coryell, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnership.
“Ivy.ai is uniquely positioned in the market to help institutions connect their student-athletes with policies and information related to NIL such as state laws, restrictions and relevant contacts. Our chatbot can digest all relevant policy information and provide answers to student-athletes at any time on any device. We expect the NIL market to move quickly, so student-athletes deserve the answers on their terms, rather than exclusively during work hours.”
Primary use cases for the chatbot include:
- Answering commonly asked questions related to name, image and likeness
- Communicate policies such as state laws, restrictions and compliance regulations
- Provide contact information for various advisors and agencies
- Connect training materials for athletes to improve their branding
- Engage in two-way reactive and proactive communication to keep policies student-centric
Back in March 2020, the company offered schools a free COVID-19 Response System, including a customisable COVID-19 Response Bot, a human-to-human live chat system and an SMS Text platform. These services are offered completely free of charge.
"The customisable COVID-19 Response Bot will help schools connect their students with important information, such as the school's operational status, where to go for treatment, and what to do to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We already added that information to all of our clients' AI chatbots, and we found that in many cases students needed additional support. That's why we're including our human-to-human Live Chat system in this offer. The SMS Text platform can be used to drive awareness to this communications channel for your students." said Mark McNasby, CEO of Ivy.ai.