Power Cruise Control
Is an innovative driving system based on speed and power parameters driven by ground orography and route, which can increase the mileage of electric vehicles. It consists of: an electromechanical hardware device on the accelerator pedal for the power control used by the car, an OBDII device for reading the car's charge status from the CanBus and an app for calculating the distance and necessary energy. The electromechanical device by motor rotation adjusts a mechanical beat, which acts as a comfortable feedback for the user of the correct throttle position, for the purpose of driving safety remains the possibility for the user to increase or decrease the pressure of the pedal, bypassing the settings of Power Cruising. Decided the route to go, known as the battery charge state, the app provides for adjusting the actuator on the pedal to reach the destination with the amount of residual energy initially set by the user. Power Cruising's strategies can meet both lower fuel consumption and lower travel times.
Basically it allows:
1) given a starting point, a point of arrival, a journey with a specific orography and a known amount of energy, to be able to reach the destination as soon as possible;
2) in the case of long journeys, optimize the stops between a charging point by adjusting the parameters of Power Cruising to reduce the total travel time from departure to final destination;
3) to advice the driver when his driving style will not allow him to arrive at the destination, suggesting the Power Cruising parameters to reach the goal before it is too late.
Ing. Leonardo Spacone
Leonardo Spacone was born in Chiusi in 1983 and grows in Montepulciano in the province of Siena, since he was young demonstrate interest in the realization of small and large projects. He attended the high school in Montepulciano and then attended the Laurea Specialistica in Siena in 2008 in Management Engineering. Until 2013 he worked in the family business specializing in the construction of prefabricated iron shelter for animals and wooden housing structures. In 2013 he founded his own company Laika Lab srl, of which he is still administrator. Current research has focused on electric mobility - driving and recharging - and on capturing and monitoring potential insects infectious vector carriers both expanding fields.