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1. (WO2010117917) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRAFFIC

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/117917    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/029885
Publication Date: Fri Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Mon Apr 05 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: G05D 3/00
Applicants: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SHAFFER, Shmuel
Inventors: SHAFFER, Shmuel
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRAFFIC
Abstract:
An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a power management module configured to receive data associated with travel being proposed by an end user of an electric vehicle. The power management module is configured to suggest a starting time for the travel based on time of use (ToU) rates for electricity consumption and a current level of power in the electric vehicle. In more specific embodiments, the data associated with the travel includes a starting location, an ending location, and a proposed drive time. In other embodiments, the power management module is further configured to interface with a mapping tool in suggesting the starting time for the end user. The power management module can be configured to obtain the ToU rates from a utility, and the ToU rates are provided as a function of time.