Ever found yourself wondering how far the last 10% of your battery can really take you? No more running on empty, thanks to EVNavigation.
EVNavigation.com is a platform by GPS Tuner, a Hungary-based navigation company with over a decade of experience in turn-by-turn navigation, offline navigation, and electric vehicle connectivity. The company already holds several patents in the area of e-mobility — including range calculation and visualization on a map surface.
Their newest offering, EV Navigation, offers EV drivers a comprehensive solution for predicting the discharge rate of the battery with precision by calculating routes and taking the charging times into consideration. This gives EV drivers the ability to optimize their drive time and spend the least amount of time necessary waiting at charging stations.
EVNavigation offers both browser-based websites and smartphone apps (iOS and Android), granting you a turn-by-turn navigation with advanced lane information all along your way regardless of your device.
How Does EV Navigation Work?
Open the EV Navigation webpage in any browser, select your electric car, choose a destination, and press “GO.” Your route will be displayed by taking into consideration your current position, the available chargers, and all the adjustable parameters that could affect your ride.
Alternatively, you can download the EVNavigation app to a smartphone from the App Store or Google Play, open it, select your EV along with a destination, tap “GO,” and navigate in an even more convenient way, straight from your pocket. Change your parameters at any time, just like in the browser-based application.
Range calculation considers both the elevation of the terrain and other dynamic variables that may affect battery performance, such as weight, tire pressure, temperature, wind, and driver behavior.
Additionally, the site calculates the maximum range you can cover, and it also informs you about the distance you can take to be able to safely return to your starting position.
How Does EV Navigation Differ from Other Charging or Route Apps?
Besides the fact that EVNavigation.com is a precise A-to-B route planner for electric cars, it also grants you a true range display, taking the terrain’s elevation and dynamically changing parameters into consideration. When calculating routes, the site uses the most advanced algorithms within a modern and intuitive interface. EVNavigation takes every possible route and the most suitable charging stations into account, and then it chooses the most time-optimized one for you. Afterwards, you can start the navigation with voice guidance either through your smartphone or PC.
The site is currently in Beta and can be tested free of charge by everyone. It will become Live with an account-based solution to all of its customers in the first quarter of 2020, along with the plug-and-play adapter that makes any electric vehicle instantly connected to the cloud, providing real-time, two-way communication with the automobile.
Most electric car models and currently available chargers are already covered by the app, and the car list is updated on a weekly basis to keep pace with the booming electrification revolution. Cars are added to the app after thorough research of manufacturer data to determine the precise parameters of the EV. In the future, a learning algorithm will help refine the efficiency of the platform based on the driving habits of the users.
The website is currently using OpenChargeMap as a data source for charging stations, while using OpenStreetMap for mapping data. Since the whole solution is produced by a navigation company, all the other data sources can be easily integrated into the system. In case of any specific needs or additional information, users can contact the team directly.