Emobi and Autocrypt have jointly developed a new, US-based, Plug & Charge ecosystem that will pair EV charging with AI.

The announcement follows an initial partnership between the companies through which the automotive cybersecurity provider partnered with Emobi, a US-based e-mobility hub, to develop a secure communication framework for EVs and charging stations based on the ISO 15118-2 and ISO 15118-20 standards. The collaboration has since focused on building a robust Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) utilizing AI and machine learning models to address errors and data inconsistencies prevalent in traditional Plug & Charge systems.

The Plug & Charge ecosystem itself enables EV drivers to initiate a charging session by plugging in their vehicle. Through asymmetric encryption technology, the chargers automatically identify the EV and securely process the payment of the EV charging session. Emobi and Autocrypt’s Plug & Charge ecosystem is headquartered in the U.S., ensuring data security and compliance with the U.S. government, and features an error-handling system that addresses edge cases in ISO 15118 standards.

Throughout this collaboration, Emobi has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to ensure that findings from this ecosystem contribute to the National Charging Experience (ChargeX) Consortium, itself funded by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation of the United States.