Smart Battery App, 2013 Ford Electric Vehicle Hackathon
I participated in the Ford Electric Vehicle Hackathon (2013), which provided read-write access to Ford Hybrid and Electric vehicles. I assited with Andrew Hazllet with project ideation, route planning, Google Maps and Elevation API, and ingetration with Ford OpenXC on Android. The project won Best Eco App.
The project submission used OpenXC to set the state of charge (SOC) on a plug-in hybrid vehicle so that it uses battery energy while going up a hill and and then captures energy while going downhill. The project identified optimal points for when the vehicle would change the SOC setpoint and used geofencing to identify locations where the change would happen.
I created a visualization to show how the alogorithm works.