THE EV FUTURE OF CAR COMPUTING
Electric Vehicle Telematics; Navigation, Infotainment, Range Conservation, Charging Station Location, Battery Performance, Charging Costs, and Other Key Connected Applications for Consumer and Fleet Markets
4Q 2011 (Pike Research)
"Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are set to be some of the most “connected” vehicles on the road. Telematics systems for PEVs come in two varieties: basic telematics provide simple data connections for emergency services, charging equipment locations, and diagnostics/vehicle monitoring; and connected vehicle telematics provide live traffic, weather, streaming content, and cloud computing-based applications…
"…Telematics provides the connection to utilities, grid operators, data providers, and owners’ smartphones. PEV telematics delivers information on electric usage, pricing, and state of charge to smartphones, while connected vehicle telematics will be used to deliver additional content and provide unique tools for PEV owners."
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"PEV telematics are expected to play a significant role in the smart grid, as well. The ability of these vehicles to communicate with both utilities and the grid will help utilities anticipate the location and duration of PEV charging…
"…Advance knowledge of where a load on the grid will be located or the length of time that a vehicle may be attached to the grid will ultimately help utilities manage the grid. PEV telematics will also aid in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy transfer, which will help manage demand response or grid balancing…This Pike Research report analyzes…plug-in electric vehicle sales, sales of basic and connected vehicle telematics, and global revenue forecasts through 2017, segmented by world region…"