Charging congestion control: British and Slovakian researchers have developed a mathematical protocol for proportional fair charging or the prevention of congestion caused by multiple electric vehicles plugging into the network to charge. Their models take into account the arrival rate of EVs.
phys.org, iopscience.iop.org (original paper)
Blend batteries: Mobile devices could get longer battery lives thanks to a new approach from Microsoft researchers. Their concept of software-defined batteries mixes different types of batteries in one device in order to choose the battery best suited for various tasks. So far, the model has been developed for computers but might become feasible for EVs in the future. Are we not all waiting for the Windows car?!
Smart street light: At the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, Continental presents LED street lamps that recognise whether a car, person or bike passes by and adapt accordingly. The control unit may also be used to integrate lantern post EV charging in the future.
Electric pump: British Grayson Thermal Systems shows its new 24 Volt electric water pump for use on hybrid and electric vehicles at Busworld Kortrijk in Belgium. The new pump is about to go into pre-production stage with volume production set for early 2016.
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