Thursday, July 21, 2011

General Motors and OnStar: an application to monitor the charging habits

Starting from the third quarter of 2011, the Chevrolet Volt will track the habits of its drivers at the wheel, tracking the habits and behaviors when it is time to recharge the batteries. The data collected will then be sent to the company to General Motors and OnStar. This program of study, part of the larger project ATOMS (Advanced Operations Management System), exploits the presence of the electronic system in the car to send some key information to the mains, so as to optimize the supply of energy.

"Through this experimental project - says Nick Pudarica, vice-director planning and development for OnStar - will evaluate the intelligent energy management can make more effective the stops to recharge the batteries and reduce the costs borne by motorists." The monitoring will be active - as mentioned - in the third quarter of 2011, but exclusively for the thousands of volts hired by General Electric.

Once the project will then be extended to private citizens, will receive guidance on the best time to "refuel."

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