The short documentary "The Transparent Charging Station" will premiere on Thursday 18 March at 4 pm. Subsequently, designer Marcel Schouwenaar (The Incredible Machine), initiator Thijs Turèl (AMS Institute) and scientist Kars Alfrink (TU Delft) give their vision on transparency and algorithms and engage in a dialogue on the topic.

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Program
Thursday March 18 | 16.00-17.00h

Program and documentary are both in Dutch. The documentary will become available with English subtitles after the premiere.

  • Welcome
  • Online Premiere Mini-docu "Transparent Charging Station" (17 minutes)
  • 3 experts speeches
    • Marcel Schouwenaar | Creative Director - The Incredible Machine
    • Thijs Turèl | Program Manager - AMS Institute
    • Kars Alfrink | Researcher - TU Delft
  • Q&A

“The transparent charging station promises to improve the democratic oversight of algorithms in EV charging. By explaining charging algorithm inputs, procedures and outputs in a user interface, EV drivers should be able to determine the system's fairness and see who the responsible parties are.”

Kars Alfrink | Doctoral Researcher | TU Delft

About the short documentary "The Transparent Charging Station"
Algorithms are becoming increasingly important in the smart city of tomorrow. They determine how long you stand still at the traffic light. But also, how and when electric cars are charged. If they cannot all run at full power at the same time, who is allowed to load first and at what speed? And how do you know - as a user - what is happening and if the choices made are fair? To find answers to these questions, the Transparent Charging Station project was started in 2017.

In this short documentary, six experts talk about the origin, development and future of the Transparent Charging Station. The documentary was made possible by Knowledge and Innovation Center ElaadNL, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, The Incredible Machine and TU Delft.

Transparent Charging Station project has entered a new phase. The first 1.0 version of the design won a Dutch Design Award. in 2018. Since then, we have worked hard on a 2.0 version. This is now operational and is located in a test environment at ElaadNL in Arnhem. And are planning to apply this model in a real-life city environment soon.