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Leverage GIS data (and maybe live data too) for range/route planning?

Leverage GIS data (and maybe live data too) for range/route planning?

Big circles on a map around supercharger stations is great and all but...

Why not use street/topo data for trip planning and range remaining calculations?

We could use air suspension pressure to calculate how much weight you are carrying in the car even though it won't matter too much unless you are driving in hilly terrain but being as accurate as possible is good.

Use desired or current climate settings and outside temps too. (I am almost positive the car does this now).

Now, incorporating live weather for trip route along with live traffic data IS a little more code writing.
There are many programs out there for local delivery companies to efficiently plan routes though.

I think this is a good idea and would greatly help people who take long trips or use most of the battery up between charges.

I think that this is going to be a requirement when more of us continue to use electric vehicles commercially for deliveries/public transport etc.

Fastmike Lillejord
FastMikerx7@gmail.com

fastmike | January 12, 2014

Just have the car ping this government site or download needed data into the car to do calcs....
http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/

PorfirioR | January 12, 2014

Elon has said during one of the shareholder meetings that route computation will be enhanced in the future to account for elevation changes and wind direction.

fastmike | January 13, 2014

I'm workin' on this now...

nyagah.martin | March 5, 2020

Hey, dude. I, like a man, who understand something in this area, can say you that GIS data is really useful for range/route planning. Frankly speaking, there is one wonderful thing - real estate GIS software enables new ways of communication with customers. Researches show that new generations tap on the screen, but not call. An interactive map by Aspectum increases website conversion rate up to 43% when it comes to the age segment 18-35 who are active tenants and, lately, buyers. These customers want to see whether the place is green, ok for running, not far from office and nightlife. Aspectum gives that info at a very first glance, so you can always have true information about you need. You can read more about it on https://aspectum.com/industry-real-estate/ . Hope I was helpful for you, man)