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Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INHIBITING A DRIVER OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE FROM BEING STRANDED
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/120849
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method of inhibiting a driver of an electric vehicle from being stranded along a route is provided. The method includes determining a plurality of routes to a selected destination, and determining a predicted total energy consumption associated with each route based on elevation changes determined to take place along each route, and based on actual power consumption data associated with the vehicle travelling at a plurality of speeds on a plurality of grades. In a particular embodiment the determination may further be based on information relating to speed limits along the route.

Inventors:
GLOCERI, Gary, J. (5412 Murray Court, Waterford, MI, 48327, US)
Application Number:
US2014/013705
Publication Date:
January 15, 2015
Filing Date:
January 30, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MAGNA E-CAR SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, INC. (4121 North Atlantic Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326, US)
International Classes:
B60L11/18; B60L15/20
Foreign References:
US20110313647A12011-12-22
US20100094496A12010-04-15
US20120053772A12012-03-01
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
RETTIG, Philip E. et al. (Dickinson Wright PLLC, 2600 W. Big Beaver RoadSuite 30, Troy MI, 48084-3312, US)
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