IOTA made an official announcement on the release of the world’s first charging station where charging and paying in a machine to machine way with the use of IOTA. The charging station which is open to the public is released by ElaadNL.
The charger will be located in the business park, Arnhems Buiten, the Netherlands which is also the new test site ElaadNL. The test site will contain all types of charging stations including a fast charger, a charging island, a battery, two charging lanterns and the IOTA charger.
The charging station operates autonomously and handles the payment and communication with the end user. The IOTA Tangle which is specifically designed for the Internet of Things is an open-source protocol that facilitates novel machine to machine interactions and stores the meter values every 15 minutes in the tangle that thereby ensures a dependable and indubitable administration.
The transactions can be directly exchanged without the use of subscription or charge card as bank office and communication protocol is not required.
In addition, the charger is equipped with an hardware that sets-up a TCP/ IP connection with the car following which an autonomous and machine to machine payment and data exchange will be completed. For cars that are not enabled with hardware and software, IOTA tokens can be directly sent to the charger using the normal IOTA wallet. The team even demonstrated the charger with the help of a mini tesla.
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