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Electric Vehicles Drive Iot Research at Four Universities


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Dash electric vehicle

The university electric vehicle project will share data generated by the Innova Dash over the 100 gigabit Ethernet Internet2 network.

Credit: Government Computer News

Internet2 announced that it will provide four U.S. universities with an all-electric micro vehicle, in cooperation with vehicle manufacturer UEV LLC, which will be used in a variety of research projects in Internet and network connectivity and help reduce a university's carbon footprint.

The university electric vehicles (UEVs) will feature Internet2's InCommon federated identity management solution for educational and research institutions, as well as its eduroam wireless networking technology. The technology will communicate operational data, including position, speed, and battery charge, to the schools' networks where it will be available to researchers. Users will be able to use their campus identification and login credentials and a mobile application to check if the UEV is available, reserve or activate it, and provide comments on the UEV's performance and utility. Internet2's Steve Wolff says the organization hopes the UEVs will help to drive broader research into the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The universities selected for the program are Colorado State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Washington, and the University of Wisconsin. "We are excited about these four campuses that are regional leaders in sustainability using these electric vehicles to enhance research, adopt advanced technologies, and enhance campus carbon footprint reductions," Wolff says.

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