With a vision rooted in facilitating an autonomous vehicle future, Mōdal’s innovations are set to address some of the most pressing challenges in the EV and AV sectors.
The first of these products, EVject, is a breakaway EV charging adapter. It not only enhances safety at public charging stations but also introduces a feature allowing drivers to move their vehicle even while it’s plugged in.
OneHitch, another game-changer, is designed to streamline the hitching process for trailers. This unified automatic hitching solution simplifies coupling, electrical, and safety chain hookups, bridging the gap between traditional and future vehicles.
RocketSocket, set for a 2025 release, is an autonomous electrical connector tailored for EV charging. It promises a hands-free electric hookup experience, especially beneficial for RV campsites, according to a press release.
Erick Vega, the CEO of Mōdal, shared insights into the company’s journey. While their initial vision was centered on autonomous charging, feedback from various stakeholders reshaped their approach, leading to the development of these three products.
These innovations hold significant promise for both the EV/AV industries and the traditional shipping and RV sectors. By addressing key challenges, Mōdal’s products are poised to play a pivotal role in the transportation evolution.
Kreg Peeler, the executive chair of Mōdal, emphasized the imminent reality of autonomous vehicles. He highlighted the company’s mission to ensure a smooth transition, with Mōdal’s products serving as essential tools in this journey.
The SEMA Show provided a platform for Mōdal to showcase their technologies. Attendees had the opportunity to witness these innovations at the New Product Showcase and the SEMA EV & Future Propulsion booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The broader EV and AV industries, however, still grapple with challenges. From infrastructure deficits to safety concerns and regulatory hurdles, the road to a fully autonomous future has its share of obstacles.
Mōdal’s innovations, particularly EVject and RocketSocket, are timely solutions addressing the infrastructure challenge. By enhancing the safety and convenience of EV charging, they are set to play a crucial role in the industry’s growth.