Recharge Power: Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Vehicle Detection Monitor

Between 2010 and 2012, over a dozen major automobile manufacturers will be introducing electric vehicles (EV's) and plug-in extended range electric vehicles (PHEV's) which will require electrical charging infrastructure in commercial parking garages and at municipal curb-side parking locations, hospitals, universities, shopping malls and other public parking environments. The ability to reliably locate and find charging stations will be critical for drivers of electric vehicles who need to recharge their batteries. Furthermore, the ability to determine whether these charging stations are actually available will be equally important. Recharge Power has developed proprietary technology to support this need of electric vehicle drivers, and it is equally applicable to drivers of gasoline powered vehicles looking for general parking. In commercial parking garage applications, it will inform drivers about which garages have charging stations and whether they are available. In municipal parking environments, it will enable drivers to identify parking options near their destination and provide driving instructions to specific parking sites. In a city where the curb-side vehicle monitors are deployed widely, it will no longer be necessary for drivers to "cruise" the streets looking for an open parking space. Once a car has been parked, the drivers also will be able to flag the location and be provided directions back to the specific parking space. In addition, a global database will monitor and record all transactions with charging stations, vehicle drivers, and host parking garage locations through advanced wireless communications and web portals. The integration of GPS location/mapping technologies supported by CTME will provide drivers new ways to locate charging stations and parking spaces, track their availability, and place prepaid reservations


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Youngstown State University, Ohio

    Center for Transportation & Materials Engineering
    One University Plaza, Moser Hall
    Youngstown, OH  United States  44555
  • Project Managers:

    Smith, Nathaniel

  • Start Date: 20100101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24503

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01486822
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Youngstown State University Center for Transportation and Materials Engineering
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-6-0041
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2013 1:01AM