Nissan brings telematics to electric cars

Nissan has developed an sophisticated IT system for its zero-emission EVs, connecting the vehicle’s on-board transmitting unit to a global data center*2 to support EV driving 24 hours 7 days a week.

Usability and convenience for EV driving is achieved via the following:

Maximum range display

  • With a simple touch of a button, the navigation map shows the driving radius within range under the current state of charge.
  • The system can calculate if the vehicle is within range of a pre-set destination.

Update on charging stations

  • The navigation system points out the latest information on available charging stations within the current driving range.
  • Detailed information for each charging station will also be displayed.

Timer function

  • The timer function enables the air-conditioner or battery charging to begin at a specified time. The air-conditioner can be pre-set while the vehicle is plugged-in to cool the cabin to a desirable temperature before driving begins, without taxing the vehicle’s battery. Meanwhile, the battery charging can be set to start at a specified time at night to benefit from more favorable electricity rates.

EV remote control and monitoring function

  • The driver can monitor the state-of-charge of the EV via an online website and a cellular phone. For example, when the battery is fully charged, a message alert is sent to the cellular phone. Additional remote control functions range from switching the charging system ON/OFF or setting the air-conditioner timer.

Source: Nissan

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