The more a young standard becomes widely known, the more people can easily make use of it. To the same extent, the confidence in a new technology grows the more people have open access to it and can put it through its paces.
Fully-featured reference implementation
RISE V2G, therefore, serves as an open source reference implementation of the ISO 15118 standard. Companies, research institutions, and other interested parties can use this software as a counterpart for their implementation of an ISO 15118-compliant charging station or electric vehicle.
Currently, RISE V2G covers all aspects of ISO 15118-2 (requirements from the network up to the application layer), including all security related requirements, such as TLS communication and the handling of cryptographic key material to create and process digital signatures as well as X.509 certificates.
RISE V2G is published under the Eclipse Public License 1.0, which enables utilization in commercial products (under certain conditions). The source code is written in Java. Technical due diligence of the source code has already been carried out through the Eclipse Foundation, thus ensuring usability in commercial products.
Constantly tested at International Testing Symposia
Interoperability is key for user acceptance and economies of scale but at the same time a major technical challenge due to the huge amount of different implementations, individual use cases and requirements on a diverse global market.
The twice yearly Interoperability and Conformance Testing Symposium is the most important event to test V2G applications. RISE V2G has been tested at four out of five of those events. As a result, it has not only been consistently improved but has also evolved as a highly appreciated solution by companies worldwide to achieve better results and therefore a better effort/value ratio as costs for shipping electric vehicles or charging stations to those events can be very high.