Noodoe partners with EVCS to develop EV infrastructure
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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.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.