Electric vehicle sharing system
- Year: 1999
When a user enters a destination using a touch panel display unit, a system control unit calculates a predicted travel distance from a present position to the destination, determines an electric vehicle having a remaining battery capacity required to travel the calculated predicted travel distance, and supplies the determined electric vehicle to the user.
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A system for monitoring and the adjustment of control unit parameter settings of vehicle electronic control units (44, 45). The monitoring system may be implemented in a vehicle (12, 14) in which are incorporated one or more electronic control units (44, 45) for regulating one or more operational parameters of the vehicle (12, 14) in accordance with corresponding control unit parameter settings. In an exemplary implementation the vehicle (12, 14) is equipped with a mobile communications terminal...
A display device for an electric vehicle, which display device is capable of displaying a possible running range from a current location of a vehicle with a detected residual battery charge on a road map indicated on the display device screen, considering the climbing power of the vehicle with that detected residual battery charge. The display device operates to indicate a current location of the vehicle on the road map shown on the display screen according to map information read from a storage...
A battery monitoring system for an electric vehicle is provided in which an individual battery monitor is physically touching and electrically connected to each one of the battery modules in the string of series or parallel connected battery modules. The battery monitors are themselves connected in a series loop with a central computer via optical communication links such that when the central computer issues a command to force instantaneous battery parameter readings, data from a battery monito...
A route finder device for a motor vehicle contains a data input unit for inputting one or more destinations for a journey, a road network memory for storing the locations on the network of roads which can be used by the vehicle, a computer unit for determining one or more possible routes from the location to the destination or destinations including energy supply processes which may be required at one or more energy supply locations as a function of the quantity of energy present in the energy a...
A vehicle maintenance interval monitor allows selection of mileage intervals between servicing for a number of individual maintenance requirements. The monitor is computerized and battery powered. The monitor keeps track of the actual date and time. The miles traveled are computed by determining a change in the actual date and time and multiplying this time by a speed factor. When a service interval has been completed the monitor provides a suitable warning indication.
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A vehicle managing device is provided with a control station of a vehicle use shared system in which a user ID number is compared with an ID number registered on an ID terminal owned by the user. The vehicle managing device includes a reservation information storage unit which stores vehicle reservation information of the user so as to relate to the user ID number; a vehicle reservation confirmation unit which confirms a presence of a reservation made by the user on a vehicle the user wishes to ...
A shared vehicle distribution instruction apparatus instructs the movement of shared vehicles between ports appropriately. When instructions are issued to personnel 8 to move a shared vehicle 2 so that bias does not occur in the number of parked shared vehicles 2 between a plurality of ports, first a vehicle administration apparatus 1 a, in order to ascertain accurately an excess or lack status of shared vehicles 2 for each port, estimates the number of shared vehicles 2 parked at each port afte...
Methods and systems for facilitating efficient travel management in a manner such that the carbon emissions produced by vehicle travel are reduced are disclosed. Simulations can be performed on vehicle travel plans and bodies of vehicles within various types of fleets to estimate their environmental impact. Based on such estimations, travel managers can adopt travel programs that employ a judicious selection of vehicle travel modes to carry out vehicle travel plans in a manner that benefits the ...
A shared vehicle system includes a central facility, at least one vehicle distribution port facility and a plurality or fleet of vehicles, each having a vehicle subsystem. In general, the central station and port facility and the vehicle subsystems communicate in a manner to allow a user to enter information at a port facility. That information is then communicated to the central facility, where the information is processed to select a vehicle from the fleet to allocate to the user at the port f...
The apparatus for managing the entry and exit of a shared vehicle, comprises: a vehicle position detector provided in the shared vehicle; a position determining device for determining whether the position of the shared vehicle is within an entrance area of a parking lot, based on the vehicle position information provided by the vehicle position detector; an arrival determining device for determining whether a main switch of the shared vehicle has been turned off within the entrance area; a retur...
Methods and systems are disclosed for creating and storing an electronic rental contract for a rental vehicle from a rental car company to permit a user to bypass a rental counter of a car rental facility when creating the electronic rental contract. A rental vehicle reservation can be created for a user, and then a rental proposal can be created and displayed based upon the reservation. Upon acceptance of the rental proposal by the user, the electronic rental contract is created. A kiosk may be...
A method for configuring features of an electric powered vehicle to a profile of a random user includes storing a profile of a user on a device possessed by the user. The profile is indicative of how the features of the electric powered vehicle are to be configured. The profile of the user is then transmitted to the vehicle using a radio frequency (RF) transmission link. The features of the vehicle are then configured in accordance with the profile of the user upon receiving the profile of the u...
The vehicle of the present invention, which has doors that lock and is moved, based on personal identification, comprises: a device for preventing moving of the vehicle based on the personal identification when receiving a return instruction from a vehicle user; and a device for allowing only the operation of the doors for a predetermined period of time after the return instruction.
The described method and system improve electric-power driving range for electric vehicles, i.e., electric-only, hybrid electric, and other vehicles that draw electrical power from an on-board storage system for propulsion. The described system uses synergy among selected data sources to provide charging prompts and route assistance to allow the vehicle user to operate his or her vehicle in a more economical fashion by ensuring timely and cost effective charging.