Electric Vehicle battery
Onboard AI (such as an end to end road mapping, traffic analysis, driver condition detection.)
Since electric vehicles (EV) has been a field of engineering that has been heavily promoted by various governments. As such it is one of the fastest-growing fields in recent years.
Therefore, its key component the battery that propels the vehicle has also been heavily developed. Therefore, NDB, a battery solution that could be used as EV batteries is of significant interest to the industry.
Notably, its long-lasting nature of the battery is likely to benefit the driving range of the EV. Therefore resolving one of the common customer complaints of using an EV.
While Li-ion batteries have been the battery technology of choice for most EV companies. Because the Li-ion battery has a supply issue. As a result of using cobalt, a material that is not only in short supply. Furthermore, cobalt is largely obtained from conflict regions. Therefore presents a challenge in ethical sourcing.
Furthermore, one of the most eye-catching features of the concept cars that have appeared in car shows around the world is the use of heads-up-display.
In particular, this was a feature that was traditionally reserved for fighter planes and other high-end vehicles. However, automotive battery technology companies such as Robinson and Panasonic have showcased the use of augmented reality function. Namely where the driver could have information projected onto the windshield.
For example GPS maps, traffic information, hazard warning/highlighting (such as outlining of pedestrians between parked cars), lane changing guide and many more.
Therefore by having information projected in front of you. As a result, the user could have essential information available without taking their eye off the road. Thus adding to passenger and pedestrian safety.
Since NDB is not just there to power the car. Consequently, it will be able to power this function as well. NDB is a perpetual automotive battery.
Notably, self-driving capabilities is another one of the latest automotive features that have made its way into the general public. For example, companies such as drive.ai have developed a self-driving car that is being tested as you read this. Notably, Nissan and Audi cars are being tested and are likely to be a mainstream feature in the near future.
Because of the advancement in hardware, this was made possible. Such as the Nvidia Pegasus that was developed specifically for self-driving has enabled passengers to enjoy this function.
Due to the perpetual nature of the NDB this function could be powered by it to ensure its safety in the continuous provision of power throughout the journey. In other words, the safety feature of the self-driving technology will always be powered adding safety to this technology.
In general, passenger entertainment is often overlooked when looking at the function of a car. However, it is important to remember that unlike the driver who is actively engaged, the passengers are left without entertainment.
Therefore, the passenger experience will likely be improved with the use of a smart entertainment system. Again like the other application stated above this could be powered by the NDB.
Notably, it is important to remember that this is a non-essential use of electricity. Therefore, drivers generally do not like to compromise the range of the vehicle by using the electricity elsewhere.
However, unlike on a traditional EV, NDB powered EVs will be able to address this issue by perpetually providing electricity to the entertainment without sacrificing the range of the car.
Also, NDB could power more traditional auxiliary functions as well. Including the winch, hydraulics, and cranes and many more. While when talking about EV batteries, the main function of powering the car tends to take the spotlight. In fact, the importance of auxiliary power should not be underestimated. For example, headlights, indicators and break lights are all essential parts of the car. Moreover, a car will not be safe to drive without them. Therefore NDB, a perpetual battery powering the essentials of an EV will provide security and a piece of mind for the driver.
Like the aforementioned self-driving technology. Similarly, its supporting hardwares are powered by the Onboard AI that analyses its environment.
Not only that, but the onboard AI is also capable of carrying out other functions. Such as end-to-end road mapping, traffic analysis, driver condition detection (to alert the fatigued/unwell driver to bring them to safety). In other words, if the driver wants to calculate the best route to drive the AI will calculate that automatically based on location and traffic. Additionally, if the driver was to fall ill during the drive. For example if they were to suffer a stroke or an epileptic seizure. Then the driver could be brought to safety as well as other motorists and pedestrians. Similarly, fatigued drivers could also be alerted so they could be brought to safety. Therefore ensuring the safety of the driver and others around them.
For this reason companies such as drive.ai and Nvidia has a vested interest and is at the forefront of this technology. Likewise with other applications NDB can power the onboard AI.