The SmartHomeMobile is now touring around Switzerland
On Wednesday, 15.03.2017 the SmartHomeMobile was presented to the public in a monumental monumental setting in front of the Swiss Federal Palace. In the future, the 16 meter long truck will tour around schools in the whole of Switzerland.
« Almost one and a half years of design and construction were necessary for the SmartHomeMobile which we today finally introduce. » said Michael Tschirky, Chariman of the Association of Swiss Electricians (VSEI) during his opening speech. Indeed, this lead to an impressive truck. At a length of 16 m and on a surface of approximately 90 m2 a wide array of smart electrical engineering and household appliances are presented. In a venerable setting in front of the Swiss Federal Palace the SmartHomeMobile was introduced to the public on Wednesday, March 15, in the presence of partners in politics and society.
Inspire 60’000 pupils for the electrical sector within four years
VSEI’s SmartHomeMobile primarily wants to inform Swiss secondary school students about the possibilities of Smart Homes and the related professional fields. That’s why the truck will drive to around 200 schools over the next four years. Uniquely for this purpose, four independent learning units about the issue of energy and networking were created. While combining current political issues like efficiency and sustainability with use cases in Smart Homes. « Extracurricular learning is fascinating and sticks. SmartHomeMobile offers the opportunity for that.” said Beat W. Zemp, Chariman of the Association of Teachers.
Daniel Büchel, Deputy Director of the Federal Office for Energy (BFE) confirmed that the issue is relevant. The energy sector is changing. That’s why one speaks of the three Ds: Digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization. All these aspects are found in the SmartHomeMobile.
The energy sector is changing. That’s why one speaks of the three Ds: Digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization. All these issues are also found in SmartHomeMobile.
Daniel Büchel, Deputy Director of the Federal Office for Energy (BFE)
Various integrated systems and use cases
More than 20’000 parts were and three kilometers of cable are installed inside the truck. From the intercom, the Tesla charging station, and the home cinema to kitchen and household appliances with coffee machine and oven, there’s a huge variety of promising Smart Home components. As a partner, hubware was substantially involved in the copceptionalization and the design and thanks to our technical Rolf Beautler also crucially involved in the assembly of the intelligent truck.
The Smart Home system SARAH serves as the overarching intelligence and simple visualization of the entire truck. Similarly to a ‘normal’ smart home it allows to directly control devices or scenes. The inner workings of the truck can also comfortably be managed on a tablet and on smartphones.
Presence at schools, fairs and events
Our hubware team also used the official presentation of the SmartHomeMobils for a spontaneous trip to the neighboring capital. Apart from visiting schools, SmartHomeMobile will from now on be accessible for interested individuals on various trade fairs. As an example, hubware and its regional partner SmartWire in Bern, will present the Truck in the upcoming ‘Bauen and Wohnen’ trade fair from September 21-24 as part of the Smart Home special exhibition. On the VSEI homepage partners can reserve the truck for events.
Facts and figures about the SmartHomeMobile
The facts around the realization of intelligent truck are impressive. Some examples:
– 3 km of cable
– 400 items on the material list
– 20’000 individual parts
– 1.33 tons of installed fixtures
– 16 m lenght
– 2.50 m width (6.65 m in stationalry mode)
– 4 m height (5 m with extended roof terrace)
– Weight: 30 tons
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