Wireless connectivity and IoT capabilities are instrumental in making e-transportation a realistic solution for improved sustainability.
In recent years, reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to achieve a net-zero future has become a higher priority than ever before. Currently, global efforts to reduce emissions are still falling short of the goals outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Despite this, many countries are revising their targets to meet even more stringent goals to prevent the worst effects of long-term climate change. One of the biggest contributors to carbon pollution is the transportation sector, which is responsible for approximately 23 percent of energy-related CO2 emissions. Without urgent action, this figure is likely to rise to 40 percent by 2030. By 2050, the sector as a whole is set to increase its emissions by 60 percent. However, the e-transportation industry has the potential to help cities and governments meet their sustainability goals.
A promising solution to the issue of transport carbon-neutrality is the increasing availability and popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) and micro-mobility devices. By using electricity as fuel, these vehicles are ushering in an era of cleaner transportation. The impact will be particularly evident where these initiatives are matched with energy-grid decarbonization and a move towards renewable power. Around the globe, many countries are starting to build out infrastructure to support this shift to clean transportation, in alignment with the goals specified in the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. However, to maximize the sustainability impact of these initiatives, e-transportation must be supported by data-driven insights.
Combining e-transportation with dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure allows smart cities and commuters to realize unparalleled efficiency gains. This should help us move towards a future where EVs and dedicated EV charging systems are the new normal, supporting climate sustainability.
The Growing e-Transportation Market
As the global population continues to grow, the challenges faced by current transportation systems will intensify. City-based commuters, for example, face increasing traffic congestion and reduced safety as the number of cars on the road increases. These challenges highlight a clear need for improved infrastructure and alternative modes of transport. At the same time, the growth of traditional transport modes is unsustainable. According to current estimates, about 75 percent of new vehicle sales by 2030 would need to be EVs to meet sustainability targets.
Wireless IoT Connectivity: The Driving Force of the e-Transport Revolution
In all these cases, wireless connectivity and IoT capabilities are instrumental in making e-transportation a realistic solution for improved sustainability. Fibocom’s wireless communication modules play a key role in these deployments, empowering users and owners to maximize these vehicles’ sustainability benefits.
With the deployment of 5G, a wide array of new use cases becomes possible, leveraging core 5G capabilities; for areas where 5G is not yet available and scenarios where low latency is not mission-critical, using a 4G LTE network is the ideal and more cost-effective solution.
e-Transportation Scenarios and Applications
In this white paper, we’ll explore specific e-transportation connectivity applications in greater detail, as well as the different types of electric vehicles at the forefront of the e-transportation revolution.
- Public transport
- Micro-mobility vehicles
- Battery Management Systems (BMS)
- EV infrastructure
Download Fibocom’s white paper to learn more about sustainability in the e-transportation industry!