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Firewall

Generally speaking, embodiments of the present disclosure include a network security system that can comprise a hardware appliance installed in a vehicle and connected with the busses, networks, communication systems, and other components of the vehicle. This in-vehicle network security appliance can provide an access point to the networks of the vehicle, such as the controller area networks (cans), local interconnect networks (lins) and other networks, monitor inbound and outbound traffic on those networks, and provide a firewall between those networks and external networks or systems as well as between different networks and systems within the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Portable device used to support secure lifecycle of connected devices

When operating these different environments, the infrastructure of and around a vehicle should be secure to prevent unauthorized and possibly malicious access to the vehicle and the systems therein. To obtain this security, the various systems and components of the vehicle can utilize certificates to authenticate and authorize users as well as equipment and/or components interfacing with the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Real-time network vulnerability analysis and patching

A security system can provide monitoring and vulnerability testing of networks within a vehicle and perform patching or take other remedial action when vulnerabilities are found. Monitoring can comprise maintaining and enforcing security policies on use of the networks of the vehicle, performing anti-virus and/or anti-malware monitoring and/or scanning on messages and use of the networks of the vehicle, monitoring in real-time for certain conditions or on certain aspects of operation of the networks, or performing one or more of a number of different types of automated vulnerability scans on the networks of the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Secured vehicle for user use only

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided. Within an autonomous vehicle fleet that can be optionally primarily used for ridesharing, how does an owner or first user of one of the vehicles prevent another customer or second user from approaching a vehicle and using it for their own purposes/trips? how does the first customer lock down the vehicle for their use exclusively? how does a user secure any personal data that they may have stored in the vehicle? as one example, software locking, portable device authentication, human identification, biometric, rolling code and/or a physical identification card can be utilized to secure and/or reserve the vehicle for the first user.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Snow plow mode for autonomous driving

According to one embodiment, a fully-autonomous vehicle, when properly equipped, can be used to clear snow, hail, leaves, and/or other debris from a driveway, roadway, parking lot, etc. For example, a vehicle capable of fully autonomous operation can operate in a “snow plow mode.” in such operations, the vehicle can identify, or be informed of, weather conditions such as snow that would impede travel on paved surfaces such as driveways and roads. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Machine learning for personalized driving

An automated system for controlling a vehicle gathers a set of sensor information for a series of driving actions that comprises a driving path of an individual driver. A context is determined that is related to the set of sensor information for the series of driving actions that comprise the driving path of the individual driver. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Voice biometric pre-purchase enrollment for autonomous vehicles

A method and system for authenticating a user of a vehicle are described. In one embodiment, a user profile is associated with a user of a vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Method and system for providing an escape route from a vehicle

Methods and systems of an electrical vehicle are provided that detect a power system fault, determine a presence of at least one occupant in the vehicle, and determine an escape route from the vehicle for the at least one occupant. In determining the escape route, the vehicle determines an environment around the vehicle, a location of the power system fault in the vehicle, and a location of the at least one occupant in the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Rechargeable vehicle thermal management charging system

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided that control an operating temperature of an on board battery pack using an external thermal management system.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

Method and system for ejecting a charging handle from a vehicle

Methods and systems for ejecting a charger handle from an electrical vehicle are provided. In the event that a power system fault or incident is detected, the charger handle of an external vehicle charging system may be automatically and physically separated from the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Authentication using electromagnet signal detection

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided. In particular, a towing cable and methods for utilizing the same in a towing scenario are described. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Self-destruct zone and autonomous vehicle navigation

Methods and systems of an electrical vehicle are provided that recognize a power system fault with the vehicle and in response autonomously drive the vehicle to an identified safe location to self-destruct. Upon reaching the location, the vehicle can evaluate the location using imaging sensors to determine whether the location is free of objects, animals, or people. ... Nextev Usa Inc

Autonomous ev charging priority network

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided. One embodiment details how autonomous ev's can communicate with each other as well as with charging station(s). ... Nextev Usa Inc

Autonomous override safety

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided. As vehicles become self-driven, safety should be improved. ... Nextev Usa Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188332

User interface for vehicle and/or battery life based on state of health

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided. In particular, a vehicle is described with the ability to gather state of charge (soc) information as well as state of health (soh) information for one or more batteries in a vehicle and then display both soc and soh information to a driver of the vehicle as well as other interested parties. ... Nextev Usa Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160057

Lease observation and event recording

A system and method for observing and reporting key vehicle events based upon information collected by a wide array of sensors already included in modern motor vehicles is provided. The system and method may be particularly valuable for electric vehicle applications.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149267

Remote locking system for an autonomous vehicle

A remote locking system for an autonomous vehicle is disclosed. The locking system has a locking mechanism operably connected to an axle of the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143035

Smart refill assistant for electric vehicles

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141562

Method and system for adaptive vehicle control in autonomous vehicles

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided that use object profiles to select autonomous vehicle operations, including acceleration rate, deceleration rate, steering angle, and inter-vehicle spacing.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141545

Systems and methods for automatically disengaging a braking function of a vehicle

Embodiments herein relate to an autonomous vehicle or self-driving vehicle with a vehicle control system. The vehicle control system can determine, prior to and/or during a collision, whether an escape path exits. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141477

Method and apparatus for seat and bolster adjustment

A method and apparatus of facilitating ingress or egress of a seat having bolsters includes detecting a potential ingress or egress of an occupant to the seat. Upon detection a configuration of the seat is altered from a first position to a second position, wherein a substantially flat surface is formed by a top of a seat portion of the seat and an associated bolster attached to the seat portion.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141408

Method and apparatus for adaptive hvac control

A method and apparatus of adaptive climate control in a vehicle heating, ventilation, air conditioning (hvac) system includes setting an initial climate condition for one or more zones in a vehicle passenger compartment based upon an occupant of the one or more zones. One or more inputs are monitored, and the climate conditions are changed for at least one of the one or more zones based upon the received one or more inputs. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139415

Using vehicle sensor data to monitor environmental and geologic conditions

A system and method for monitoring environmental and geological conditions based upon information is collected by a wide array of sensors already included in modern motor vehicles. Also included is a system for monitoring environmental and geological conditions by aggregating data collected by an array of vehicles.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137372

Using vehicle sensor data to monitor pedestrian health

A system and method for monitoring pedestrians based upon information is collected by a wide array of sensors already included in modern motor vehicles. Also included, is a system of monitoring pedestrians by aggregating data collected by an array of vehicles.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137368

System for tracking and identifying vehicles and pedestrians

A system and method for monitoring locating people and vehicles based upon information is collected by a wide array of sensors already included in modern motor vehicles. Also included is a system of locating people and vehicles by aggregating data collected by an array of vehicles.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134284

System for controlling a vehicle based on wheel angle tracking

A control system has at least one sensor configured to track an orientation of a front wheel of a nearby vehicle and provide data indicative of the orientation. The control system also has a computing device including a processor and a memory. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134281

System for controlling a vehicle based on thermal profile tracking

A control system has at least one thermal imaging sensor configured to track a thermal profile of a wheel of a nearby vehicle and provide data indicative of the thermal profile. The control system also has a computing device including a processor and a memory. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130347

Method and system for collective autonomous operation database for autonomous vehicles

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided that forms ad hoc autonomous vehicle networks to conserve bandwidth in receiving information from a remote source and sending information to the remote source.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129204

Method and system for behavioral sharing in autonomous vehicles

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided that augments learned behaviors of one vehicle with learned behaviors of other vehicles.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127001

Feedback performance control and tracking

A method is provided for optimizing the use of autonomous features of advanced driver assistance systems and the tracking thereof. For example, a vehicle may be equipped with several driver assistance systems in which a driver of the vehicle may be assisted. ... Nextev Usa Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083251

Battery module including a weldless busbar having an integrated fusible link

A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells each configured to store an electric charge and a busbar interconnecting the plurality of battery cells. Each battery cell has a first end surface including a positive terminal, a second end surface, and a perimeter surface including a negative terminal. ... Nextev Usa Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079312

Smart regenerative braking control

A smart braking system for a vehicle is provided. The smart braking system selectively activates a braking system of the vehicle when the smart braking system detects a scenario in which it is likely that a constant vehicle speed, rather than an increasing vehicle speed, would be desired by a driver. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048039

Battery module housing having an integrally-formed cooling plate

A battery module has a lower housing and an upper housing. The lower housing has a plurality of generally vertical sidewalls defining a space for receiving a plurality of battery cells and a generally horizontal bottom wall. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048037

Cooling system for a battery pack system for quickly addressing thermal runaway

A battery pack system includes a battery pack module having a plurality of sealed battery cell containers, each having at least one battery cell configured to store electrical energy and a port. The battery pack system further includes a battery pack management system having a controller and a plurality of sensors operatively connected to the controller. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047957

Damping arrangement for battery cell

A battery pack including a plurality of battery cells and a battery housing defining a plurality of receptacles each configured to support a respective one of the plurality of battery cells is provided. A plurality of damping inserts are each arranged within a respective one of the plurality of receptacles and positioned between a respective one of the plurality of battery cells and the battery housing.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047956

Battery module with auxiliary components

Described herein is a battery module where the battery module footprint is generally defined by the size and number of battery cells. This is implemented by first optimizing the battery cell structure and stacking orientation for a given battery module footprint. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043793

Smart cruise control and adas for range extension

A driver assistance system may be a vehicle control system configured to perform a driver assistance operation, such as implementing cruise control or performing an automated driving control operation. The control system may be configured to perform a driver assistance operation which includes at least one step which conserves energy stored in at least one battery. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037164

Electrochromic vehicle window

An electrochromic vehicle window is disclosed. The electrochromic vehicle window comprises a plurality of electrochromic layers, each electrochromic layer having a different color or different visual properties. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037093

Automatic vehicle cabin air filtration system

A vehicle cabin air filtration system has an electronic air filter which removes unwanted air particles from air prior to or after entry into a vehicle cabin. The vehicle cabin air filtration system also has a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a parameter and a controller operatively connected to the electronic air filter and the sensor. ... Nextev Usa Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034122

Battery thermal management assembly

A battery thermal management assembly is provided. The battery thermal management assembly includes a vehicle thermal assembly including a first thermal exchange module arranged adjacent to a first thermal exchange circuit. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013211

Duplicated wireless transceivers associated with a vehicle to receive and send sensitive information

A vehicle is provided that comprises two or more radio frequency (rf) antennas and two or more rf transceivers to communicate wirelessly sensitive information associated with a user of the vehicle (the two or more rf antennas being at different physical locations on an exterior of the vehicle). The vehicle determines which one of the two or more rf antennas is receiving a strongest signal from a common signal source, selects a first rf transceiver associated with the rf antenna with the strongest signal to send the sensitive information associated with the user to the common signal source, and sends the sensitive information associated with the user to the first rf transceiver for transmission to the common signal source.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012433

Vehicle identification or authentication

A vehicle includes an on board microprocessor that is programmed to receive and transmit multiple authentication factors or a key derived therefrom to a remote server to authenticate the vehicle or a vehicle occupant to a remote server. The multiple authentication factors comprise a plurality of an electronic address of a portable communication device of the occupant sensed by an on board sensor, a wireless remote signal description sensed by an on board sensor, a vehicle-related identifier, a vehicle parameter sensed by the on board processor, an environmental parameter sensed by the on board processor, and a passcode received by the microprocessor from the remote server.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012427

Bifurcated communications to a third party through a vehicle

A vehicle is provided that determines a need for communication with a third party vendor, retrieves a user rule from the memory (the user rule defines to which third party vendor the vehicle can send a first communication to address the need and defines a geographic location of the third party vendor relative to a current location of the vehicle, a monetary amount the vehicle can pay to a third party vendor for a product or service to address the need, and a time limit for the third party vendor to provide the product or service to address the need), based on the user rule, selects a third party vendor from among multiple possible third party vendors, and when determined by the user rule, automatically sends the first communication to the selected third party vendor to address the need. The first communication is associated with an order for the product or service, and the processor provides an authorization to the selected third party vendor to complete the order. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012425

Secure communications with sensitive user information through a vehicle

A vehicle is provided that determines a first triggering event in predetermined triggering event information has occurred, in response to a first event, automatically forwards a first communication to a selected third party vendor to preorder a product or service of the selected third party vendor in connection with a transaction with the user, determines a second triggering event in the triggering event information has occurred, and in response to the later second event, automatically sends an authorization to complete the transaction by providing financial information to the selected third party vendor.. . A vehicle is provided that stores user information associated with a user in the vehicle and vehicle information associated with the vehicle (the vehicle information comprises a vehicle identification number of the vehicle, an electronic serial number associated with the vehicle, and/or an engine code of the vehicle), determines the user desires to interact with a third party, retrieves the user and vehicle information from the memory, combines the user information and the vehicle information into a first communication for the third party, and automatically sends the first communication to the third party for the user to authenticate the user to the third party.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012424

System and method for receiving authorization to communicate sensitive information through a vehicle

A vehicle is provided that, while the vehicle is in motion, receives a plurality of transaction options from a plurality of vendors (each transaction option comprising an offer for an occupant to purchase a good or service), in response and based on user preferences, pre-filters the plurality of transaction options to identify which of the plurality of transaction options to present to the occupant by a user interface, in response to identifying a transaction option to present to the occupant, renders the user interface for the display to request authorization from the user to allow a communication to the vendor associated with the identified transaction option, receives user input associated with the identified transaction option regarding authorization of the associated transaction, and based on the user input and while the vehicle is in motion, automatically sends, by a secure session, a first communication to the vendor on behalf of the user. The first communication provides sensitive user information to the vendor to complete the transaction.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012279

Methods and systems for automatically sending rule-based communications from a vehicle

A vehicle is provided that determines a need for communication with a third party vendor, retrieves the user rule from the memory (the user rule defining to which third party vendor the vehicle can send a first communication to address the need and defining a geographic location of the third party vendor relative to a current location of the vehicle, a monetary amount the vehicle can pay to a third party vendor for a product or service to address the need, and a time limit for the third party vendor to provide the product or service to address the need), based on the user rule, selects a third party vendor from among multiple possible third party vendors, and when determined by the user rule, automatically sends the first communication to the selected third party vendor to order the product or service and provides an authorization to the selected third party vendor to complete the order. The vehicle uses different communication protocols to provide the first communication and authorization to the selected third party vendor.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012273

Methods and systems for controlling communications by a driver in a vehicle

A vehicle is provided that stores limit(s) on third party vendor communications associated with a user in the vehicle. The limit(s) restrict financial transactions of the user with third party vendors. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012224

Methods and systems for communicating estimated time of arrival to a third party

A vehicle, based on user preferences and while the vehicle is in motion: in response to identification of a first event (e.g., a third party resident being in a vehicle location and/or on the route of the vehicle) and based on the user preferences, determines that the user desires to perform a transaction with the third party, automatically sends a first communication to the third party for the user (the first communication being part of a secure session and enabling authentication of the user by the third party), at a second later time and while the vehicle is in motion, and in response to identification of a second event, automatically sends a different second communication to the third party. The second communication is part of the secure session and enables the third party to complete the transaction with the user.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012198

Managing service logistics

According to one embodiment, managing services performed on a vehicle can comprise receiving, at a service provider system and over a communications network, a request for maintenance of one or more vehicles. The request can be received from an on-board diagnostic system of the one or more vehicles or one or more servers of a third-party system. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012197

Battery exchange licensing program based on state of charge of battery pack

A method and system are provided that manage an exchange of a vehicle power source. The system maintains a set of user or vehicle records for each of one or more users or vehicles and a set of equipment records for each of a plurality of pieces of equipment. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012196

Vehicle maintenance manager

A method and system are provided for managing maintenance services performed on a vehicle. A service provider system receives a request from an on-board vehicle diagnostic system for charging or replacement of a battery of a rechargeable electric vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012091

Contextual-based display devices and methods of operating the same

A device includes a microprocessor and a computer readable medium coupled to the microprocessor. The computer readable medium includes instructions stored thereon that cause the microprocessor to receive output from at least one sensor monitoring a travel context of a vehicle and determine, based on the output received, a condition of the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012089

User-adjusted display devices and methods of operating the same

A device includes a microprocessor and a computer readable medium coupled to the microprocessor. The computer readable medium includes instructions stored thereon that cause the microprocessor to receive output from at least one sensor monitoring an interior space of a vehicle and determine, based on the received output, a condition of an occupant in the interior space of the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012048

Vehicle with a soft-touch antenna for communicating sensitive information

A vehicle includes two or more soft touch radio frequency (rf) antennas and two or more rf transceivers to communicate sensitive information associated with a user of the vehicle. A processor in communication with the two or more rf transceivers selects a first rf transceiver associated with the deployed rf antenna to send the sensitive information and sends the sensitive information to the first rf transceiver.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012004

Methods and systems for associating sensitive information of a passenger with a vehicle

A method and system are provided for detecting a driver and passenger in a vehicle. The vehicle processor stores first and second sensitive information for the driver and passenger, respectively. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011173

Low-profile imaging system with enhanced viewing angles

Methods, devices, and systems of a light imaging and ranging system are provided. In particular, the imaging and ranging system includes a lidar sensor and a low-profile optics assembly having a reflective element with a continuous and uninterrupted reflective surface surrounding a periphery of a lidar sensor in a light path of the lidar sensor. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010919

System and method for tracking and storing battery data, and utilizing the data to appropriately match batteries upon swapping

A system and method for monitoring the health of smart battery packs in an electric vehicle and determining when one or more of the smart battery packs needs to be replaced. In addition, the system and method locate optimal smart battery packs to exchange with the one or more battery packs that need to be replaced.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009446

System and method for associating user and vehicle information for communication to a third party

A vehicle is provided that detects a first presence of a driver in a vehicle, based upon detecting the first presence, provides a user interface for the driver to enter first user information, information, and communicates the first sensitive information to a vendor to authenticate the combines the first user information and the vehicle information to generate the first sensitive driver to enable the vendor to perform a financial transaction with the driver using the first sensitive information while the vehicle is in motion. The processor is programmed to initiate automatically, on behalf of the driver, the financial transaction with the vendor in response to a sensed state or location of the vehicle.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009418

Sensor cleaning devices and systems

Sensor cleaning devices, methods, and systems are provided. Output from sensors of a vehicle may be used to describe an environment around the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009331

Split electric vehicle (ev) battery including both a replaceable and fixed portion

A battery for a vehicle having a fixed battery pack and a replaceable battery pack. The replaceable battery pack has electronic or mechanical locks to semi-temporarily hold the replaceable battery pack in place. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009330

Collecting battery pack state information

Systems of an electrical vehicle and the operations thereof are provided that use identifiers and sensed power source parameters to determine whether a rule, such as a warranty or licensing requirement, has been violated.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009327

Restricting available battery power

According to one embodiment, controlling a battery-powered vehicle can comprise receiving, at a control system of the vehicle over a network connection, a first set of parameters. Each parameter of the first set of parameters can be directed to one or more of a plurality of aspects of operating a battery system of the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009326

Battery agnostic provisioning of power

According to one embodiment, provisioning an amount of power for one or more vehicles can comprise receiving a request indicating a requirement for an amount of power for the one or more vehicles. The request can indicate the requirement for the amount of power for the one or more vehicles individually or in total. ... Nextev Usa Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009321

Logic rule-based dynamic power allocation

According to one embodiment, managing power provided by a battery system can comprise receiving, by a controller of the battery system, a set of management rules defining conditions and actions for altering an allocation of power provided by one or more batteries of the battery system. The controller of the battery system can read a set of configuration information for the battery system. ... Nextev Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331157

Battery module having a pressure sensor

A battery module for a vehicle is disclosed. The battery module includes a plurality of adjacent battery cells in a module housing, each battery cell including a battery case. ... Nextev Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225662

Systems and methods for replacing a vehicle battery

A management system of a vehicle battery replacement system has a plurality of battery replacement stations for replacing a depleted battery pack of an electric vehicle with a charged battery pack. Each battery replacement station includes a coordinating device. ... Nextev Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225588

Modular battery assembly

A modular battery assembly includes at least a first battery pack and a second battery pack. Each battery pack includes a container at least partially enclosing a first plurality of electrical storage devices, an attachment mechanism configured to removably attach the first container to a chassis of a vehicle, a mechanical connector, and an electrical connector configured to connect the plurality of electrical storage devices to a control section of the vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225587

Vehicle having a rigid frame structure for receiving a replaceable battery pack

A vehicle has a body forming a passenger compartment. The vehicle also has a chassis supporting the body. ... Nextev Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225558

Vehicle having a battery pack directly attached to the cross rails of a frame structure

A vehicle has a body forming a passenger compartment. The vehicle also has a chassis supporting the body. ... Nextev Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225557

Replaceable battery assembly having a latching mechanism

A removable battery assembly includes a battery pack having a plurality of electrical storage devices; and a latching mechanism for securing the battery pack to a frame structure of a vehicle. The latching mechanism has a first latch part configured to be attached to the frame structure and a second latch part on the battery pack. ... Nextev Usa Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174205

Conditional progressive degradation of electric vehicle power supply system

Systems of an electric vehicle and the operations thereof are provided. Methods are provided that determine whether a vehicle power source is authorized to power a vehicle at a specific level, and if the power source is not authorized to power the vehicle, alter an ability of the power source.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142872

Safety shield for charging

. . Methods, devices, and systems are provided to shield a passenger compartment of an electric vehicle from electromagnetic fields present during a wireless charging process. A charging system may include a power source and a charging plate wirelessly coupled to the power source, where the power source wirelessly transfers power to the charging plate. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141368

Universal battery and modular power system

Methods, devices, and systems for a universal modular battery and power system are provided. The universal modular battery may include a number of modular interconnection features that enable a number of universal modular batteries to be stacked for use in a universal battery power system. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140603

Multi-vehicle communications and control system

A system for vehicle fleet management comprising: a base management system configured to enable one or more fleet vehicles to receive a vehicle service, the base management system comprising a database, a communications module and an analysis module, the communications module in communication with the one or more fleet vehicles, the analysis module and the database; one or more fleet vehicles, each fleet vehicle comprising a vehicle database and each configured to receive a charging service and to communicate a vehicle charging state to the communication module, wherein at least one of the one or more fleet vehicles operates in a deficient charging state; at least one fleet service site configured to communicate a charging price to the communications module and provide the charging service at the charging price; wherein the analysis module receives the charging price and determines if the at least one fleet service site is selected to provide the charging service to the at least one of the one or more fleet vehicles operating in a deficient charging state; wherein the at least one of the one or more fleet vehicles operating in a deficient charging state is provided a charging service by the at least one fleet service site if the analysis module selects the at least one fleet service site.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140452

Network-based system for selling and servicing cars

A method and apparatus for selling and servicing cars using a network of existing owners of the car and a network of existing independent car service centers and a distributed linked computer communication system.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140349

Vehicle group charging system and method of use

A group charging system comprising: a base charging system configured to provide a charging service to one or more charge receiving vehicles, the base charging system comprising a database, a communications module and a business module, the communications module in communication with one or more charge receiving vehicles, the business module configured to determine a charging price; one or more charge receiving vehicles each comprising a vehicle database and configured to communicate at least a vehicle payment price for the charging service to the communication module and further configured to receive the charging service from the base station; wherein the business module at least compares the charging price with at least the vehicle payment price to determine if the charging service is offered; wherein if the charging service is offered and accepted the charging service is provided.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138758

Tracking power consumption and payment

Methods, devices, and systems are provided that track details of power transfers made between power sources and electric vehicles. The power tracking system monitors the source of charges received, how much charge was provided, rates billed for the charging service and other information related to a charging transaction. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136912

Predictive charging system and method of use

A predictive charging system comprising: a predictive charging station providing a charging service to charge receiving vehicles, the predictive charging station comprising a database, an analysis module, and a billing module, the analysis module configured to determine a charging demand, the billing module configured to determine if charge receiving vehicles may be pre-billed; charge receiving vehicles each comprising a vehicle database and configured to communicate at least a need for the charging service to the predictive charging station and to provide pre-billing for the charging service and to receive the charging service from the predictive charging station; wherein the analysis module determines if the charging service is offered; and wherein if the charging service is offered and the charging service is accepted by at least one of the one or more charge receiving vehicles, the charge receiving vehicle is pre-billed for the charging service and the charging vehicles is charged.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136911

Smart grid management

A control system for a power grid includes a grid load availability evaluator that determines, for a selected time interval, an amount of electrical energy from a power grid that can be used to charge rechargeable electric vehicles by a plurality of charging segments positioned along transportation routes in a transportation network and a switching fabric to regulate, over the selected time interval, the electrical energy provided by the charging segments in accordance with the determined amount of electrical energy from the power grid that can be used to charge rechargeable vehicles.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136910

Electric vehicle roadway charging system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to electric vehicle charging systems and associated methods of use are provided. In one embodiment, a system for charging an electric vehicle comprises an electrical storage unit, an external power source, a charging panel, and a vehicle controller configured to determine if the electrical storage unit requires charging and configured to determine if conditions allow for deployment of a charging panel.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136908

Charging transmission line under roadway for moving electric vehicle

A system includes charging segments positioned throughout a transportation network, the charging segments charging rechargeable electric vehicles. Each charging segment includes a primary coil to charge a selected rechargeable electric vehicle; a power inverter to convert alternating electrical current from a power grid to direct electrical current to pass through the primary coil; a switch to activate and deactivate the ability of the primary coil to charge the selected rechargeable electric vehicle; a transceiver to transmit signals to and receive signals from the selected rechargeable electric vehicle in spatial proximity to the charging segment; and a controller to control the switch in response to signals received from the transceiver. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136907

Electric vehicle charging device alignment and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to electric vehicle charging systems and associated methods of use are provided. In one embodiment, a system for aligning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle to receive a charge from an external source is provided, the system comprising a charging panel interconnected to the electrical vehicle; an actuator interconnected to the charging panel; a sensor configured to sense an alignment measurement between the charging panel and an external power source; and an alignment controller that receives the alignment measurement and determines a required alignment adjustment, wherein the charging panel may be adjusted to receive the charge from the external power source.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136905

Electric vehicle charging device positioning and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular for positioning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle to receive a charge, are provided. In one embodiment, a system for positioning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle to receive a charge comprises an armature disposed on an electrical vehicle; a charging panel interconnected to the armature; and an actuator configured to maneuver the armature and position the charging panel relative to an external surface, the external surface in communication with a power source configured to provide a charge to the charging panel, wherein the charging panel is configured to receive the charge from the power source.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136904

Electric vehicle overhead charging system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to an electric vehicle emergency charging system and method of use. In one embodiment, a system for charging a moving electric vehicle is provided, the system comprising: an electrical storage unit disposed on the electric vehicle; a charging panel in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit; a vehicle controller that determines if the electrical storage unit requires charging and configured to determine if an overhead power source is available to charge the electrical storage unit; wherein the charging panel receives the charge from the overhead power source and charges the electrical storage unit.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136903

Electric vehicle emergency charging system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to an electric vehicle emergency charging system and method of use. In one embodiment, a system for charging a moving electric vehicle is disclosed, the system comprising: an electrical storage unit disposed on the electric vehicle; a charging panel in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit; a vehicle controller that determines if the electrical storage unit requires charging and configured to determine if an emergency external power source is available to charge the electrical storage unit; wherein the charging panel receives the charge from the emergency external power source and charges the electrical storage unit.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136902

Electric vehicle charging station system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to an electric vehicle charging system and method of use. In one embodiment, a system for charging an electric vehicle is provided, the system comprising: an electrical storage unit disposed on the electric vehicle; a charging panel in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit; a robotic unit comprising an external power source, a charging plate and a robotic arm, the charging plate interconnected to the robotic arm and configured to provide a charge to the charging panel; and a vehicle controller configured to communicate with the robotic unit and position the charging plate with respect to the charging panel; wherein the charging panel receives the charge from the external power source and charges the electrical storage unit.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136897

Floating armature

Devices and systems are provided to isolate and/or reduce vibration from a charging panel. A system for reducing vibration between a charging panel of an electric vehicle and the electric vehicle may include a charging panel, an armature coupled to the charging panel, and a floating section, wherein the armature is between the floating section and the charging panel.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136896

Deployable safety shield for charging

Methods, devices, and systems are provided to shield a passenger compartment of an electric vehicle from electromagnetic fields present during a wireless charging process. A charging system may include a shield portion between the charging plate and a passenger compartment of the electric vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136895

Charging devices within wheel portions

Systems, methods, and devices are described with respect to storing energy in an electric vehicle. At least one coil winding located in a wheel assembly is provided, where the wheel assembly includes a tire and a rim. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136894

Communications between vehicle and charging system

Methods, devices, and systems are provided for establishing communications between a vehicle and charging system. The communications may include charge request messages sent by or received from the vehicle defining charge particulars, such as, a charge type, charging locations, charging orientation, and/or other information corresponding to charging requirements for the requesting vehicle. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136893

Vehicle skin charging system and method

A system for capacitive vehicle charging, the system comprising: a capacitive electrical storage unit disposed on a charge receiving vehicle, the capacitive electrical storage unit comprising at least one surface conformal with an exterior surface of the charge receiving vehicle, the capacitive electrical storage unit configured to receive a charge at a charging site; a charge receiving vehicle controller configured to communicate with the charging site to receive charging from the charging site; wherein the capacitive electrical storage unit receives a charge from the charging site.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136892

Integrated vehicle charging panel system and method of use

A system for vehicle charging comprising: an electrical storage unit disposed on a charge receiving vehicle; at least one integrated charging panel in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit, the at least one integrated charging panel configured to receive a charge at a charging site; a charge receiving vehicle controller configured to communicate with the charging site to determine a compatibility of the at least one integrated charging panel to receive charging from the charging site; wherein the at least one integrated charging panel receives a charge from the charging site wherein the charge receiving vehicle is charged.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136891

Vehicle charge exchange system and method of use

A system and method for charging a receiving vehicle, the system comprising: a receiving vehicle comprising an electrical storage unit; a charging panel in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit, the charging panel configured to receive a charge from a charging source and charge the electrical storage unit; and a vehicle controller configured to identify one or more charging sources and further configured to transmit a query to the one or more charging sources and receive at least charging data from the one or more charging sources; and one or more charging sources, each comprising: a charging plate configured to provide a charge to the charging panel; and a charging source controller configured to transmit at least charging data to the vehicle controller in response to the query; wherein if the vehicle controller determines that the charging data received is acceptable, the receiving vehicle is charged.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136890

Electric vehicle optical charging system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to a vehicle optical charging system and method of use. In one embodiment, a system for vehicle optical charging comprises: an optical charging station configured to transmit an optical signal, the optical charging station comprising a directive element configured to direct the transmitted optical signal; a receiving vehicle comprising an electrical storage unit and a receiver configured to receive the transmitted optical signal, the receiver in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit; wherein the received optical signal enables charging of the electrical storage unit.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136889

Distributed processing network for rechargeable electric vehicle tracking and routing

A control system for a rechargeable vehicle control system, comprises: a processor and a computer readable medium, in communication with the processor, that comprises processor executable instructions. The processor executable instructions comprise: a vehicle tracker that identifies rechargeable electric vehicles currently using a transportation network and tracks a last known position in the transportation network of each rechargeable electric vehicle and a vehicle router that directs the rechargeable electric vehicles to one of plural charging segments located along the transportation routes in the transportation network to receive a charge, thereby load balancing the rechargeable electric vehicles over the plurality of charging segments.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136888

Multi-mode rechargeable electric vehicle

A rechargeable electric vehicle comprises a power rectifier to convert alternating current electrical energy to direct current electrical energy; a power inverter to convert direct current electrical energy to alternating current electrical energy; a rechargeable energy storage for storing direct current electrical energy; and a coil. In a first mode, alternating current electrical energy is received by the coil and passed through the power rectifier to form direct current electrical energy for storage in the rechargeable energy storage. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136885

Vehicle capacitive charging system and method of use

A battery/capacitive vehicle charging system, the system comprising: at least one capacitive electrical storage unit, disposed on a charge receiving vehicle, and configured to receive a charge at a charging site and further configured to hold a charge at a first charge value; at least one battery, disposed on the charge receiving vehicle, and configured to hold a charge at a second charge value; a charge management unit configured to communicate with the at least one capacitive electrical storage unit and the at least one battery, and further configured to control the first charge value and the second charge value; wherein the at least one capacitive electrical storage unit receives a charge from the charging site wherein the charge receiving vehicle is charged.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136883

Regenerative braking system

Systems, methods, and devices are described with respect to storing energy in an electric vehicle. At least one coil winding located in a wheel assembly is provided, where the wheel assembly includes a tire and a rim. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136882

Electric contact device for electric vehicles and method of use

A system for charging an electrical storage unit of an electrical vehicle through a contact device, the system comprising: a contact device interconnected to the electrical storage unit of an electrical vehicle and configured to receive an electrical charge from an external power source; a contact arm interconnected to the contact device, the contact arm configured to position the contact device at a first position relative to the external power source; and a contact device controller interconnected to the contact arm and configured to control the contact arm wherein the first position is maintained; wherein the contact device receives the electrical charge from the external power source; wherein the electrical storage unit of the electrical vehicle is charged.. . ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136881

Vehicle to vehicle charging system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to a vehicle to vehicle charging system and method of use. In one embodiment, a system for vehicle to vehicle charging comprises: an electrical storage unit disposed on a charging vehicle; a charging plate in electrical communication with the electrical storage unit, the charging plate configured to provide a charge to a receiving vehicle; a charging vehicle arm interconnected to the charging plate and to the charging vehicle, the charging vehicle arm extendable; a charging vehicle controller that determines if the receiving vehicle requires charging and configured to position the charging plate proximate a charging panel of the receiving vehicle; wherein the charging panel receives a charge from the charging plate and charges the receiving vehicle.. ... Nextev Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136880

Electric vehicle charging device obstacle avoidance and warning system and method of use

Techniques for electric vehicle systems, and in particular to an electric vehicle charging device obstacle avoidance system and method of use. In one embodiment, a system for obstacle avoidance of a charging panel of an electrical vehicle is disclosed, the system comprising: a charging panel interconnected to the electric vehicle; an actuator interconnected to the charging panel, the actuator configured to position the charging panel; at least one sensor configured to sense an obstacle location measurement in a predicted travel path of the electric vehicle; and an obstacle avoidance controller that receives the obstacle location measurement and determines if an obstacle avoidance action is recommended.. ... Nextev Usa Inc








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