Electrically and intermodally on the move

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Electrically and intermodally on the move with standards and specifications

Flexible, eco-friendly and efficient – this is the mobility of the future. But how do we get there? It’s simple: connected, electric and autonomous.

Mobility means more than just cars, buses and trains. That’s already true today. A varied market already exists – ranging from car-sharing to e-bikes and e-scooters, and from long-distance buses to applications that make it easy to use existing mobility concepts. Standards and specifications are indispensable when it comes to coupling energy, mobility and information technology across sectors.

The DKE brings together experts working on international standards – to strengthen electromobility, to secure communication interfaces, to work against system failures. For our networked, electric and autonomous mobility of tomorrow.

Area of work: Mobility at DKE


Mobility at DKE focuses on a wide range of demands in modern society with respect to mobility and transport. The topic includes all transport sectors: public transport and private transport, rail systems, passenger and goods transport. The key to meeting individual mobility needs is intelligently linking of the various systems.

Intermodal models, for instance, combine various means of transport for a trip into a sensible sequence. Mobility deals with both integrated mobility systems and individual transport and means of transport, in particular, electric vehicles.

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What is the objective of standards and specifications in the field of mobility?

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The motto for the mobility of the future is: flexible, ecological and efficient. The solution: networked, electric and autonomous. Thus, the clear objective is to intelligently interlink a wide range of means of transport and sectors across a variety of branches and technologies; from automotive technology to electronics and energy technology through to information and communications technology.

Standards and specifications establish the necessary compatibility, interoperability and, especially, the safety of the various mobility systems in this complex interaction, to create a holistic mobility experience for users. A clear focus here is on electromobility. The criterion for marketing is: easy to use. Electromobility must be economically efficient and usable in daily life; for providers and user equally.

Dr. Ralf Petri
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Where do standards and specifications apply in this field and how do we benefit from them?

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Smart mobility is increasingly becoming a focal point. It is creating new sectors, like Car2Car and Car2Infrastructures communication which comes along with the increase in traffic safety and integration of electric vehicles into the intelligent energy grid (smart grid); including buses and trains. Sstandards and specifications are indispensable, particularly for multimodality and intermodality as well as the coupling of the energy, mobility and information technology (ICT) sectors.

Charging an electric vehicle requires the existence of a suitable infrastructure. Standards and specifications define important rules for this. As a result of the standardized charging plug and charging systems, both wired and wireless, the interoperability of several manufacturers is possible which, in turn, results in the electromobility market ramping up.

Standards and specifications support the establishment of a Europe-wide and internationally standardized charging infrastructure with standardized charging and plug systems. Thus, at all new charging stations, there is a Type-2 plug for AC-charging in the 3.7 kW, 11 kW, 22 kW and 44 kW output classes. In addition, the combined charging system (CCS) has been established for DC-charging with high charging outputs.

In order for the accounting process to be uniform, standards also specify efficient accounting systems.

Standards in the field of e-mobility

Standards in the field of e-mobility


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