Charge4Cities is a decision support tool that empowers local authorities to understand charge point infrastructure utilisation, to forecast future demand and to manage their existing estate of charge points more effectively. It leverages our existing product, the Urban Data Exchange to integrate real time event data from charge points and smart parking sensors and other open data sources and makes it accessible for further analysis and smart decision making.
Charge4Cities enables more cost-effective rollout of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by minimising deployment costs and maximising their utilisation, while increasing revenue opportunities from EV chargers based on a better matching of supply with demand. It ensures residents’ demand for EV charge points is served appropriately, increasing citizen satisfaction and boosts their confidence for switching to EV to ensure more rapid EV uptake and compliance to meeting net zero targets.
Usage of Standards for data interoperability:
OCPI, Smart Data Models, OASC Minimum Interoperability Mechanisms
*Expose phase is open to all Experiment phase teams
Urban Data Collective provides solutions to empower individuals, communities and organisations to unlock new value through urban data sharing and reuse, removing the complexities that go along with it.
Involvement in Standardisation Bodies:
Alex Gluhak - Founder & CEO
20 years experience leading R&D in IoT infrastructure & data technologies and their application to Smart Cities & Communities.
Sarah Gallacher - Engineering Lead and Co-founder
Expert in Machine Learning, IoT and Cloud Technologies and their application to Smart Cities and Buildings.
Jason Brewer - Full-stack developer
10 years experience spanning hardware/embedded systems and software engineering. Worked across a variety of sectors including Smart Buildings and Energy.
Jacob Aston - Front end developer
He has extensive experience working in diverse startups in tech and finance industries.
Nigel Matthews - Business development director
30 years experience in Public Sector BD at companies such as AWS, where he co-developed AWS’s Veracity smart city strategy and programme.