The eD-TEC Platform supplies the vessel and the operator with one central system overeaching all components and systems, allowing for a clean and convenient interface.
The eD-TEC Technology Stack
1. Best System All operating windows are to be operated in the ideal operating range in the system network (fuselage, propeller and engine/gearbox).
2. Best Hull A lightweight hull using carbon or nature fibre to gain structural integrity without compromising weight. Enhanced via foil or stepped hull technology.
3. Drive Train Platfrom A simple plug & play solution is important for the boating industry for installation, operation and maintenance whilst catering to operators demands.
4. E3/AI/AD Perfect control, data and cloud-based ensures an optimal and secure system network and generates continuous updates and upgrades over the air.
5. SW Driven Platform The cloud-based connectivity ensures updates over the air, assistant system Weden reloads, healthcare, docking, etc. are optimized year after year.
6. New Business Model New business models revolving and driven by software updates and upgrades enables the subscriber constant development and improvement.
The eD-Platform - Components at a glance
50 - 2400 kW System Power
The eD-QDrive Series offers power units from 70kW to 600kW, which are 100% integrated. Motor, controller, cooling system (incl. water inlet, outlet, heat exchanger & water pumps), and gearbox. The eD-QDrive is easily mounted via the easy mounting system and installed via 1x High-voltage plug, 1x 24V In, 1x 24V Out & 2x CAN ports. The 24V out port can be used to connect to a flap or foil actuator. This actuator can be controlled via an Interface or automatically by the AI PC, accounting for pitch, roll, and weight&balance. The automatic control profile can be adjusted to ensure range, comfort, or performance.
One To Control It ALL
The AI Box is the heart and brain of the entire technology stack. The AI Box manages the operation of the vessel, including the propulsion system (Inverter, Motor, Rudder, Foils/Trim Tabs), cooling systems (eD-QDrive & Battery), and charging (up to 150kW).
The AI Box also manages the domestic operation of a vessel, including domestic switching (all 24V systems can be controlled), and resource management (High-Voltage Battery, Domestic Battery, Solar Power, Shore Power & Fresh Water).
This holistic and complete vessel management enables the most efficient use of resources on board while being as convenient. One AI Box means one interface; this means convenience and simplicity for the owner or crew, as well as accessible and reduced maintenance through predictive maintenance.
Tailor Made User Interface
The AI Box can manage all the vessels components ranging from trim tabs, rudders, and throttle (fly-by-wire), Autopilot, High Voltage & Domestic Battery, Charging and HPC, Resource management as well and Domestic Switching. These functions must be usable and convenient while conforming to DNV requirements. To fulfill the high standards eD-TEC holds itself to, it is necessary to develop a dedicated user interface to perfectly accommodate the functionalities offered by the system. The system ensures maximum efficiency, comfort, and performance while convenient usability.
eD-HV Battery: 80-320kWh
A vital component of the eD-Technology Stack 360° is the high-voltage Battery. It is critical to the system and must be able to deliver high amounts of power, thus requiring a battery setup with a high C-Rate. Optimized thermal management accompanies the battery pack; this prevents the derating of the Battery, allowing for longer and higher peak power settings. Weight performance is critical aswell; the eD-HV Battery will be able to offer a very competitive power-to-weight ratio, unlike any other product.
The eD-HV Battery will be available soon, it integrates seamlessly into the eD-Technology Stack 360° and is scalable from 80kWh-320kWh.
Always Online & Update OTA
Thanks to the eD-Technology Stack 360° end-to-end-electronic architecture, each platform component is always up to date with the latest operating system. The end-to-end-electronic architecture further allows the analysis of multiple parameters and data, enabling eD-TEC to adapt and refine your system continuously.
The continuous development is reflected in software updates and upgrades that can be installed over the air. These updates or upgrades can enhance efficiency, uphold security standards, and install new features and designs. Your vessel lives and is refined year by year.
The ed-qdrive - sustainable performance
The eD-QDrive was developed and built to guarentee ultimate performance in a sustainable manner. Begining where conventional propulsion technologies end.
High-end Torque High-end Tec and Materials
Update & Uprade OTA
eD-TEC produces the eD-QDRIVE, which is equipped with a surface piercing prop. This surface piercing propulsion system enables the vessel to high performance efficient mobility.
Sustainable & clean
The drive is fully electric, this enables the owner or crew to operate a vessel fully CO2 neutral. It is the pure power that no one has heard coming. Perserving the enviroment is eD-TEC core value.
reliable & convenient
Barely anymoving parts are the dream of any owner. This is a the core mentality of eD-TEC and reflected in the Drive.
The vessel's transom is prepared according to the cutout template provided by eD-TEC. This cutout will enable the installation of the "Quick Mount Frame". No Further drillings will have to be made for the power unit. All cooling equipment and openings are located within the drive. This reduces the system's complexity and prevents unnecessary holes from being drilled into the hull.
Fit The Quick Mount Frame
After the transom has been prepared, the Quick Mount Frame can be fitted to the transom. This frame is bolted to the Hull using counter plates on the inside and sealed with silicone. Once this step is complete, the Hull is ready for marriage with the eD-QDrive.
Fixate the eD-QDrive
The Transom is now fully prepared. The eD-QDrive can be aligned with the Quick Mount Frame and pushed into the hull. Fixating the drive and a seal on the frame will prevent water from leaking into the hull. With this step, the mounting of the drive is complete. What is left is easy and quick!
Now connected the eD-QDrive to the system cables. There is 1x High-Voltage Plug, 1x 24V In, 1x24V Out (Trim Tab/Foils), 2x CAN. Once the eD-QDrive is mounted and installed, the system can be booted up. The AI Box will automatically identify the drives and will integrate them accordingly.
Increase The Fun - Decrease The Footprint
While the automotive industry is already being completely converted and will be transformed by 2030, the maritime sector will follow. However, this requires a radical and consistent horizontal system approach, the so-called technology stack, and stringing together vertical components is no longer enough.The time for change is now! We have to think about tomorrow and the day after tomorrow - we have to act now"