Vehicle to grid
A new Chinese startup has made its debut, with a high-performance luxury SUV it's designing to operate as part of a much broader smart city transport system. Human Horizons' HiPhi 1 will use more than 500 sensors and AI capabilities to communicate with vehicles, infrastructure and the internet.
Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communication will form one of the pillars of the self-driving car revolution - but it could offer benefits to human drivers in the interim, like this prototype system designed to help drivers get green lights wherever they go.
Nissan has installed eight vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers at its Nissan Technical Centre Europe research and development center in Cranfield, UK. The technology makes it possible to both charge electric vehicles (EVs) and to draw energy from their batteries back to the grid when required.