Announced a company Google, on a new feature for electric vehicle owners, is using artificial intelligence to sort through thousands of public charging stations while finding the best route.
The level of technology needed to make this type of planning effective is indicative of the electric vehicle charging mess in America.
Google has acknowledged Post The route planning for an EV can be problematic.
An electric vehicle owner needs to find the right charging station within the appropriate range, and it must also include the specific type of component his vehicle needs.
The new feature works with EVs, which include the original Android Automotive from Google as the primary operating system.
Currently, the only two models that run on Android Automotive are the Polestar 2 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge, but Google says more is on the way.
Google uses a newly developed routing algorithm that uses a type of mathematics called “graph theory” to provide charging recommendations to an electric vehicle owner based on their location, how much range they have left in their cars, and the type of delivery their cars use.
Google said: Algorithms – when you enter a destination that require two or more recharging stations – into maps search and sort through tens of thousands of public charging stations to find the most efficient route, all in less than 10 seconds.
You can see how long each shipment takes and the updated total time for your flight, so the estimated final arrival time will never become a mystery again.
Electric vehicle charging stations in the United States typically have one of two types of standards:
- CCS: First introduced in 2013.
- CHAdeMO: The brand name of the express shipping method.
It uses Nissan and Mitsubishi CHAdeMO, while it uses Jaguar and BMW CCS.
Google Maps recently added a new feature that allows you to search for electric vehicle charging stations based on the type of plug you provide.
But the newly developed guidance algorithm uses more data about range and component type to help reduce problems while planning a trip.
The new algorithmic route planning also works over shorter journeys and will soon include details about the payment methods acceptable at charging stations.
The electric vehicle charging sector in the United States is in chaos, as there are different levels of voltage and compatibility, some stations operate more than others, and there is a general lack of real-time information for EV owners about which terminals are operating and which are not.