The MobicarInfo System: Tackling Key Issues in EV Range Anxiety

  • António MonteiroEmail author
  • Rodrigo Maia
  • Pedro Serra
  • Pedro Neves


The MobiCarin Vehicle Infotainment System addresses the key elements that give OEM systems an advantage over portable devices: seamless integration with the vehicle, hardware control interfaces, and vehicle configuration. The Visteon-based system, currently being developed by the MobicarInfo Consortium, is tailored to the needs of electric vehicle owners, offering access to a set of resources under a single umbrella. These resources include: battery status; upto- date charging station map and station reservation; route planning; real-time information on public transport, and car-sharing. Vehicle configuration and control features include: remote access, in-vehicle and remote AC control, driving mode, power window control, speed and seatbelt notifications, information from temperature and parking sensors, and onboard diagnostics. The system is being developed by the members of the consortium, namely, Critical Software, INTELI, IPN and CEIIA. A functional prototype will be available in late 2012.


infotainment electric charging public transport range vehicle CAN network GUI Mobi.E OST V2G cloud 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • António Monteiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rodrigo Maia
    • 2
  • Pedro Serra
    • 3
  • Pedro Neves
    • 4
  1. 1.Inteligência em Inovação, Centro de InovaçãoINTELILisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Critical SoftwareCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Pedro NunesIPNCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Centro para a Excelência e Inovação na Indústria AutomóvelCEIIAMaiaPortugal

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