In 2015, the Indian Government introduced the Smart Cities Mission to develop new smart cities and enhance the overall landscape connectivity through technology. Transportation is an essential facet of this initiative and contributes to the larger picture of the nation’s development.
With the growth of electric vehicles in India, we are moving faster than ever to realize the nation’s vision of developing smart cities. This also involves solving the problems of congestion and peak hour traffic caused by urban logistics and delivery services. By adapting to electric vehicles with IoT technology, such customers and clients can have higher cost savings, increased efficiency and better performance!
So what exactly is IoT, and why is it important?
IoT(Internet of things) is concerned with integrating components such as sensors, gadgets, clouds and apps into vehicles and their use. It helps in the technological functions and improves the experience of the user. For smart cities especially, IoT is an imperative requirement, just like AI in the software industry and is an excellent tool for taking personal mobility and urban logistics systems a long way.
How has BGauss Electric incorporated IoT in the new BG D15?
Backed by world-class technology, BGauss Electric has introduced an upgraded App for the new BG D15 electric scooter to enable smooth integration with phones and other smart devices, thereby taking smart transportation to a whole new level.
Some of the noteworthy features that come with BG D15 are:
1) Pop-up Notifications
The BGauss app has an onboard computer that seamlessly sends notifications such as service updates, anti-theft alerts and fault code alerts so that you can stay updated at all times. This feature will enable you to receive important notifications and will give you the power to take immediate action and seek help if required.
2) Real time battery diagnostics
A battery is a crucial component of an electric scooter, and its maintenance is vital to increasing the vehicle’s lifespan. With the Real time battery diagnostics feature, we provide crucial information like the battery health, performance and level of charge so that you can stay worry-free at all times.
3) Find my vehicle buzzer
Apart from BG D15’s eye-catching look, you can differentiate your vehicle instantly from the rest with our smart Find my vehicle buzzer. Regardless of whether it’s a busy street or parking lot, find your scooter, any time, anywhere, with just one click!
4) Distance to Empty Feature
Just like the name suggests, now know exactly how much distance you can cover in kilometers within the given charging level of your scooter. This way, you can plan ahead and take a quick break to charge your vehicle’s battery.
5) Easy Lock and Unlock
Technology has come a long way from using your phone to make a call to lock and unlock your vehicle. Our smart vehicle will sense your movement within its given radius and allow you to seamlessly unlock your vehicle on the BGauss App as you walk towards it and lock it when you leave.
6) Firmware Update
With technology constantly evolving, any firmware update that you receive on the BGauss App will be updated on your vehicle via Bluetooth. This way, you can stay updated at all times.
7) Charging Station Suggestions
Who doesn’t love receiving a personalized, curated list? With BG D15, we aim to cater to your requirement and provide convenience like never before with our first in its segment Charging Station Suggestions feature. So say goodbye to range anxiety and locate nearby charging stations and authorized service stations on the go with the BGauss App.
8) Dynamic Thermal Management
With BG D15, we offer a one-of-a-kind temperature-based performance derating that ensures all components of D15 operate within safety limits, thereby increasing the vehicle’s lifespan.
9) Ride Statistics
Now get accurate information on the total distance covered, riding time, average speed and maximum speed based on daily, weekly or monthly data. This feature will allow consumers and logistic companies to improve efficiency and maximize savings accordingly.
Artificial intelligence and IoT in electric vehicles are imperative to realize India’s vision of a smart future. This revolutionary movement will transform the transportation infrastructure and reduce pollution levels. However, all stakeholders involved will have to contribute to accelerating the progress being made in smart transportation. For instance, the Government needs to introduce more policies to overcome infrastructural challenges; manufacturers need to integrate best-in class technology in their vehicles, and consumers need to drive the change by embracing the concept of sustenance. Together, we can achieve India’s futuristic goals and make them today’s reality!