Interoperability is an important factor for rnv
Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv), the leading public transport provider in Germany’s Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Region, is in the early stages of launching its fleet of e-buses and electric cars. They will not only rely on the charging efficiency, but primarily on the system’s flexibility and interoperability. The charge management system will be seamlessly connected to rnv’s recently implemented depot management system for bus dispatching and duty planning. With MOBILEcharge, rnv will be empowered to efficiently and cost-effectively charge its fleet across four depots with over 100 charge points.
An important factor for rnv is the smooth interaction of solutions from different providers and this is ensured by the use of new VDV (Association of German transport companies) standard interfaces: The new VDV 463, developed in cooperation with CarMedialab, guarantees the connection between rnv’s depot, charge management, and operations control systems.
In addition, the VDV 261 interface supports the preconditioning of its e-buses.