- A testing device to ensure standard conformity of interoperability between charging infrastructure and electric vehicles
- "Golden Test Device" is considered a central building block of the SLAM project
Hannover Messe 2016: Volkswagen, a partner in the SLAM research project, unveils the "Golden Test Device"
Volkswagen is working with partners from industry and science on the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's SLAM research project ("Fast charging network for road axes and metropolitan areas"). The aim is to establish a research network focussing on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by means of quick charging stations on key traffic routes and intersection points to enable the onward journey. Such a charging infrastructure is an important step towards promoting electric mobility in Germany. A central component of SLAM is the "Golden Test Device" prototype co-developed by Volkswagen which will be unveiled at the Hannover Messe industrial trade show (25 - 29 April).