Smart GPS Can Increase Electric Vehicle Range
Researchers at the Univ. of California, Riverside believe they can extend the range of electric vehicles by at least 10 percent by taking into account real-time traffic information, road type and grade and passenger and cargo weight. The researchers, who work at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), which is part of the Bourns College of Engineering, have received a nearly $95,000 one-year grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a eco-routing algorithm that finds the route requiring the least amount of energy for a trip.
Caption: Prototype eco-routing navigation system installed in a passenger car. Image: Univ. of California, Riverside
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Smart-GPS-Can-Increase-Electric-Vehicle-Range-072012.aspx