In recent years, the automotive sector has been going through a real transformation driven by innovations and new technologies. Their goal? Towards intelligent and safe mobility, designed above all for people. As a key partner of Software République, Orange participates in this “transformation” by developing various technologies, including a universal payment interface and a virtualized and secure register of services.
Will the mobility of the future be smart, safe and sustainable? In any case, this is what the Software République consortium is working hard on. This open innovation ecosystem brings together automaker Renault and five major European technology leaders, including Orange, which has developed several innovative solutions for people and their safety.
A universal payment interface
Parking space, solution of “ enter “, electric charging station… applications have multiplied in recent years to make life easier for motorists. Handy, except you have to navigate from one to the other to access the service in question.
Orange then imagined Payment by car », a solution integrated into a universal messaging interface, accessible on any vehicle screen. All selected points of interest appear on the navigation map and the driver only needs to access the desired service through chatbots.
The bidirectional charging station
Another great innovation in a time of energy challenges: intelligent two-way charging with ” Power box “. Until now the electrical terminals were only used to power a vehicle. With bi-directional charging Vehicle-to-Grid “, the energy on board the car at rest (and therefore not in use), can, for example, be used during a consumption peak to be made available to the home, or even to the electricity grid, for a while ‘ as smartphones do, which supply electricity to headphones.
Orange is part of the Software République consortium. © Software Republic
Increased road safety thanks to Big Data and artificial intelligence
With the emergence of Big Data, there is now a lot of data from the urban environment, such as other vehicles or road infrastructure. The question therefore is not related to their quantity but to their collection and aggregation to provide valuable information to motorists. This is what the “V2X” platform developed by Orange enables.
The virtualized and secure maintenance log
The innovation therefore obviously concerns driving, but also vehicle maintenance. with the system” Why Health at Orange, all information on the wear of the various vehicle parts is collected in a database by sensors.
Article written in collaboration with Hello Future, Orange’s research and innovation site