KUKA charging assistant carla_connect
Automated and convenient charging of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles at the touch of a button – with the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect.
Push the button: This is how comfortable charging of electric vehicles works.
User-friendly interface via mobile app
For vehicles that are equipped with an automated charging flap, the plugging and charging process is even carried out fully automatically. For This, the electric vehicle only needs to be parked in the garage - by the driver or autonomously. Charging is then carried out fully automatically by the charging assistant carla_connect.
Intelligent position detection via camera
The camera system integrated in the KUKA charging assistant carla_connect detects the exact position of the charging flap on the electric vehicle, thus ensuring maximum precision during the plugging process.
The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect is compatible with conventional home electrics and is available in different versions - depending on the area of application and charging capacity.
Integrated robotic control in the robot arm
A single-board computer integrated in the robot arm controls the KUKA carla_connect charging assistant.
Safe system and low overall depth
Limited space in your private garage? No problem! The safe KUKA charging assistant carla_connect with its low overall depth is ideally suitable for the integration in cramped parking situations. Thanks to the safe design and integrated drive trains, no additional safety technology is required in the KUKA carla_connect charging assistant.
Robust kinematics for conductive charging
With its robust kinematics, the stationary and user-friendly KUKA charging assistant carla_connect is ideally suitable for conductive charging. Moreover it is suitable for private, public and industrial use. The wallbox is integrated in the housing of the carla_connect.
The charging solution is compatible with the already established charging infrastructure and enables loss-free charging compared with, for example, inductive charging technologies. carla_connect thus saves electricity and ensures faster charging.
Maximum flexibility and reach
The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect can be configured individually and easily for each electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle model. In addition, the vertical axis and the axes in the robot arm of carla_connect offer maximum flexibility and reach.
Award-winning charging solution carla_connect
The German Design Council awarded KUKA the German Innovation Award 2019 in the category "W2 Excellence in Business to Business – E-Mobility Technologies" for its user-friendly and intelligent charging technology carla_connect and its outstanding, innovative performance. The jury of the Robotics Award 2019 was also impressed by the KUKA carla_connect charging assistant at the Hannover trade show 2019 and awarded it second place for a particularly innovative applied robotics solution. The KUKA charging assistant carla_connect is not only impressive from a technical point of view, its design is also fascinating. For this it received the German Design Award 2020 from the German Design Council as well as the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020.
What and where do you like to charge?
Whether vehicles for private or industrial use or for the transportation of passengers: carla_connect is available in different product variants, depending on the area of application and charging capacity requirements.Contact us
Research cooperation for visionary charging solution
In a long-term and intensive research collaboration, KUKA and the Volkswagen Group jointly developed the innovative and automated KUKA charging solution carla_connect in several development steps. The Volkswagen Group and KUKA presented their joint research into charging solutions at Automatica 2018 with Volkswagen's first autonomous driving concept car "SEDRIC".