The importance of Telematics
Dennis reflects on over twenty months of driving electric vehicles (EVs), and thinks about the advantages that EVs have over internal combustion engine (ICE) cars.
One of the things that I feel is critical to have in a production Electric Vehicle is proper telematics. Telematics is the intersection of telecommunications and information. The ability to monitor and get feedback as to the status of the vehicle is a feature that I think should be supported by all EVs.
He sets out what he would like to see in vehicle Telematics systems, and then goes on to thoroughly compare BMW’s My Remote vs Nissan Leaf Carwings vs OVMS in a Tesla Roadster 1.5.