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S4EP6: Smart Homes, Smart Cars and a Smart Electrical Grid with Kai Hackbarth, head of product and solutions at Bosch Global Software Technologies

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S4EP6: Smart Homes, Smart Cars and a Smart Electrical Grid with Kai Hackbarth, head of product and solutions at Bosch Global Software Technologies
June 19, 2024
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S4EP6: Smart Homes, Smart Cars and a Smart Electrical Grid with Kai Hackbarth, head of product and solutions at Bosch Global Software Technologies

In this conversation, Bill sits down with Kai Hackbarth, Senior Tech Evangelist at Bosch Global Software Technologies for a wide ranging discussion around Kai’s work at the OSGI foundation, and the complexities of smart homes, smart vehicles and the challenges posed to the electrical grid.

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Episode Transcript

How will progress at the edge change our homes, cars and the electrical grid? In this conversation, Bill sits down with Kai Hackbarth, Senior Tech Evangelist at Bosch Global Software Technologies for a wide ranging discussion around Kai’s work at the OSGI foundation, and the complexities of smart homes, smart vehicles and the challenges posed to the electrical grid. 

Key Quotes:

“Electricity is not the answer for cars. to call it like this. So, if everybody drives an electric vehicle, no grid can manage this.”

“The grid was never designed for renewable energy sources.”

“I think hydrogen will come, right? It's not yet ready for cars”

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Timestamps:
(00:00) How Kai got started in tech 

(06:28) Kai’s definition of edge 

(13:06) Smart homes and smart assisted living facilities

(20:39) Kai’s work with the OSGI

25:29 Challenges and innovations in smart grid technology

28:49 The future of electric and hydrogen vehicles

32:51 Software-defined vehicles and industry challenges

39:00 Developments in edge tech and sustainability

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Sponsor:

Over the Edge is brought to you by Dell Technologies to unlock the potential of your infrastructure with edge solutions. From hardware and software to data and operations, across your entire multi-cloud environment, we’re here to help you simplify your edge so you can generate more value. Learn more by visiting dell.com/edge for more information or click on the link in the show notes.

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Credits:

Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko.

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Links:

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