Development of Display Information and Telematics Systems for a Reliable and Attractive Electric Vehicle 2011-39-7215
This paper describes the display information, navigation and telematics systems developed specifically for The newly developed Electric Vehicle to dispel drivers' anxieties about operating an Electric Vehicle. Drivers of Electric Vehicles will need to understand various new kinds of information about the vehicle's operational status that differ from conventional gasoline-engine vehicles. Additionally, owing to the current driving range of Electric Vehicles and limited availability of charging stations, drivers will want to know acccurate the remaining driving range, amount of power and the latest information about charging station locations. It will also be important to ensure that people unfamiliar with Electric Vehicles will be able to operate them easily as rental cars or in car-sharing systems without experiencing any inconvenience. These needs have been met in the newly developed Electric Vehicle mainly by prioritizing displayed information, adopting a combination main meter-navigation system display and providing a two-way communication capability along with real-time information.