I have edited several manuscripts discussing future car technology and done my own studies.
Ford and General Motors have made great strides recently to compete with Tesla in electric cars.
In 10 seconds? Tesla has revolutionized the electric car industry, but other car manufacturers have caught up, and maybe surpassed, Tesla technology. However, their social image is much worse than Tesla's.
Don’t believe it? Here are several articles that either show plans of new technology or existing technology of Ford or General Motors, Tesla's upcoming models so you can compare them, or studies that show how Tesla has obtained a good social perceptions, while the existing manufacturers have obtained a poor social perception.
Which is better? Tesla is known for developing an electric car that is high quality. In addition, they have been phenomenal at advertising on social media and showing their assisted driving capabilities. However, their cars have high costs and the company has not begun to make a profit. In contrast Tesla's competition, such as Ford and General Motors, has been developing electric cars of their own that have ever-increasing battery life and range for the vehicles.
In addition, Tesla's completion has also been investing in assisted driving technology and have been including the technology in the cars they are selling. These developments and investments by Tesla's completion has closed the gap between their technology and Tesla's, and their technology may be even more advanced than Tesla's. However, Tesla's social media's image is still much better than the competition with regard to electric cars, which this perception can be seen between Tesla's and General Motors' or Ford's stock price.
Abstract: A Wireless battery area network permits the wirelessly monitoring and controlling of individual batteries within large-scale battery applications. The system automatically configures its wireless nodes in the network and provides for the linking of a plurality of batteries (10) to a master battery management unit (M-BMU) (100) by establishing a wireless battery area network within a battery pack that include slave units (S-BMU) (210). The entire system may also be controlled by a top level battery management unit (T-BMU) (510). The system and method allows for the monitoring of voltage, current, temperature, or impedance of individual batteries and for the balancing or bypassing of a battery.
Pub.: 07 Feb '17, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Electric and hybrid vehicles are a big step towards a greener mobility, but they also open up completely new questions regarding the shortest path problem and the planning of trips. Since recharging an electric car will take much longer than refilling conventional fossil fuels, we have to balance between speed and range and we have to choose stops for charging wisely. For hybrid vehicles, a symbiosis between navigation system and power train control to choose a path with optimal phases for depleting and recharging the battery may yield much more energy-efficient paths. In this paper, we develop an appropriate model for finding shortest routes for these kinds of vehicles, which is mainly a constrained shortest path problem with convertible resources and charging stations. We study properties of solutions by classifying several types of cycles that may occur in the optimal route. We state sufficient conditions to exclude some of these cycle classes and we derive appropriate approximation schemes with provable quality and strict feasibility. We also study the related network flow problem for operating fleets of electric vehicles, e.g., shared vehicles or buses in urban areas.
Pub.: 25 Mar '17, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Land vehicle with electric brushless DC motors attached to planetary gear final drives of modular design controlled by an ECU “electronic control unit. Electrical power is supplied by removable modular battery packs on a roll out tray and/or an Enginator an ICE “Internal Combustion Engine” with a Generator in one integrated unit running on combustible fuel. The body of the vehicle having a universal electrical connector that connect the drive-by wire chassis components to control the vehicle.
Pub.: 19 Feb '13, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 September 2016 Source:Regional Science and Urban Economics Author(s): Roman Zakharenko The effects of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on urban forms are modeled, calibrated, and analyzed. Vehicles are used for commute between peripheral home and central work, and require land for parking. An advantage of AVs is that they can optimize the location of day parking, relieving downtown land for other uses. They also reduce the per-kilometer cost of commute. Increased AV availability increases worker welfare, traffic, travel distances, and the city size. Land rents increase in the center but decrease in the periphery. Possible locations of AV daytime parking are analyzed. The effects of AV introduction on traffic and on mass transit coverage are discussed.
Pub.: 17 Sep '16, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Authors: Selmer Bringsjord ; Atriya Sen Article URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08839514.2016.1229906?ai=z4&mi=3fqos0&af=R Citation: Applied Artificial Intelligence Publication Date: 2016-11-28T07:36:41Z Journal: Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal
Pub.: 28 Nov '16, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: We assess the economic value of life-cycle air emissions and oil consumption from conventional vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles in the US. We find that plug-in vehicles may reduce or increase externality costs relative to grid-independent HEVs, depending largely on greenhouse gas and SO(2) emissions produced during vehicle charging and battery manufacturing. However, even if future marginal damages from emissions of battery and electricity production drop dramatically, the damage reduction potential of plug-in vehicles remains small compared to ownership cost. As such, to offer a socially efficient approach to emissions and oil consumption reduction, lifetime cost of plug-in vehicles must be competitive with HEVs. Current subsidies intended to encourage sales of plug-in vehicles with large capacity battery packs exceed our externality estimates considerably, and taxes that optimally correct for externality damages would not close the gap in ownership cost. In contrast, HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs reduce externality damages at low (or no) additional cost over their lifetime. Although large battery packs allow vehicles to travel longer distances using electricity instead of gasoline, large packs are more expensive, heavier, and more emissions intensive to produce, with lower utilization factors, greater charging infrastructure requirements, and life-cycle implications that are more sensitive to uncertain, time-sensitive, and location-specific factors. To reduce air emission and oil dependency impacts from passenger vehicles, strategies to promote adoption of HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more social benefits per dollar spent.
Pub.: 29 Sep '11, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Ford Motor Company has developed global platforms for its vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles and forthcoming battery-electric and plug-in hybrids. Providing electrification technologies is a key element of Ford's broader strategy of producing vehicles that have improved fuel economy and reduced greenhouse emissions. The breadth of this effort—across a range of vehicle types—is unique in the automotive industry. Of particular importance is using the same vehicle platforms for electrified vehicles as for conventionally fueled vehicles in Ford's global strategy. Infrastructure development is a key element in the success of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. To this end, Ford is developing home-charging systems and communication networks that will enable drivers to find recharging stations.
Pub.: 08 Sep '11, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Authors: Howard Darmstadter Article URL: http://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311983.2015.1134030?ai=1feq6&mi=6b657i&af=R Citation: Cogent Arts & Humanities Publication Date: 2016-01-18T08:29:37Z Journal: Cogent Arts & Humanities
Pub.: 18 Jan '16, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
Abstract: Due to the increasing complexity of control systems and the variety of different vehicle variants, virtual development methods become more and more important. For years, General Motors Europe Engineering has been aiming to increase the application of simulation methods to systematically support the driving test on the road concerning the integration of chassis control systems. This paper reports on the usage of the vehicle dynamics software Car Maker by IPG Automotive.
Pub.: 01 Feb '08, Pinned: 14 Apr '17
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