Berlin, 22 April 2020 – When converting diesel-powered buses to electric buses, the requirements for a depot management system change for many transport companies. In order to monitor and control the charging processes, the system must be able to exchange data with the required load and charging management system via an open interface. PSI Transcom GmbH has developed this necessary interface as part of a project with Hamburger Hochbahn AG, which has already been proven in productive bus operation with various electric vehicle and charging station manufacturers. In the future, the interface is planned to be transferred to a standard as VDV document 463.
In the depot management system (DMS), the processed operational data is evaluated taking into account disposition, supply and repair of the respective vehicles. The calculated charging request is transferred to the load and charging management system (LMS). Conversely, the LMS provides information on vehicles, charging infrastructure and charging management to the DMS in a timely and correct way so that it can reliably carry out operational planning.
PSI Transcom has been pursuing the goal of converting interfaces into a standard for years in order to ensure competitiveness and investment security and to enable customers to freely select their suppliers.
Based on its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 2,000 persons worldwide.