Members of the Smart Network Project, which are NTT Docomo, NEC, Sekisui House, NAMCO BANDAI Games and other participating companies, recently announced that they plan to test and demonstrate communication standards for networked home electronics and electric vehicles (EVs). The whole idea behind this exercise? To achieve global communication standards which will function as key building blocks for sustainable low-carbon societies of the future. With the development of smart grids, networked home appliances and electric vehicles will be able to remain connected to one another thanks to common communication standards. Hopefully the tests will be a success, and it can be implemented worldwide amicably. For the earth!