Continental develops networked system for Better Place EV services platform

Continental develops networked system for Better Place EV services platform
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Continental will supply Better Place with the first systems in Q4 for initial tests with EVs in Israel and Denmark.

Continental's system enables the Better Place in-car software to advise EV drivers where and when to charge, allows car and driver to communicate with the Better Place network, and provides continuously updated, personal energy mapping for drivers.

The multimedia and telematics unit in EVs powered by Better Place is the central information system for the driver as well as the main interface between drivers and the Better Place network.

Drivers receive precise information about battery charge status and recharge options from the head unit.

The Better Place EV services platform combines infrastructure (charge spots and automated battery switch stations) to charge Evs, as well as aggregated data to optimise charging and manage energy at scale.

For trips longer than the single charge range of the battery, the head unit directs the driver to a battery switch station en route.

The driver also will have access to media, information and support services through the head unit.

The car is constantly in contact with the Better Place control centre via the head unit's communication interfaces (WLAN and mobile network).

To ensure the system is up-to-date throughout the car's life, system updates and data can be transmitted through different interfaces such as a secure Internet connection.


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