Video: The arrival of technology-laden EVs promises to empower and liberate car fleet managers in ways they could only just imagine a few short years ago. Just ask Rolf Schreiber, Google’s Electric Transportation Manager.
As you know, Google is big on cleantech. And one of the ways it promotes this is by keeping a fleet of Volts for its employees to use. Cool, but that adds a whole new set of complications. Take, for instance, the relative scarcity of charging stations, which makes quickly determining battery charge levels all the more critical.
In a new YouTube video, you can see out how GM’s car telematics service combined the cloud, car software and mobile computing to deliver to Google and its employees an Android app and online service that takes the guesswork out of keeping its Volts on the road. With a healthy dash of time-saving self service, no less.
Google, a pioneer in this area, certainly seems pleased. And some credit’s due to OnStar for staying at the forefront as the industry transition from gas to electric.
Check out the video below.