This research focuses on new approaches to enhance the economic viability of newer hybrid/electric vehicle technology utilizing a telematic and cloud computing framework. First, an economic foundation is proposed that rewards drivers for energy efficient driver behavior in units of energy based on a predefined standard. Next, a service model is presented that allows drivers to transfer information regarding their energy efficiency through a telematic and cloud computing network. Based on existing cloud computing technology and telematic standards, a network architecture is proposed to transfer this information to service integrators and content providers that can use this information to create vehicle energy resource management capabilities for vehicle users and fleet owners. Such an architecture would enable drivers or fleet owners to redeem energy units for monetary or promotional incentives, thereby realizing more economic value for the vehicle investment.
Part of the book: Mobile Computing