As our dependence on fossil fuels in Europe decreases, the electronic vehicle (EV) industry has made solid advances as the future of transportation. Because of this revolution and the need for clean energy vehicles, AI has become all the more invaluable for maintaining and improving the EV industry.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a computer system that can perform tasks that would normally require human thought to complete.
AI usually performs a specific task dictated to the AI by a series of rules, and then the computer seeks to do that task better and more efficiently.
This can go even further with deep learning, which actually deciphers the complex data monitored much like a brain’s network does, allowing for a faster and better response to new information.
Already, AI is an integral part of the EV industry. When you take a look at the efforts at self-driving vehicles, we are seeing AI at work.
For a car to get safely from point A to point B, AI must dynamically monitor paths taken in multiple scenarios, map out the desired path, and actively respond to any potential dangers that may arise along the path it chooses to take.
This means that AI is responsible for everything from speeds, stopping and consideration of unseen errors that could arise.
One company by the name of Waymo has been actively involved in this process for over six years, reducing the errors of pedestrian detection for safer roads.
Europe has also taken initiative in the EV industry with companies such as Wayve, which uses AI deep learning for safe navigation through the busy European cities.
Not only does AI make driving an electronic vehicle more environmentally sound, it can allow us to make the world a healthier place for generations to come.
Companies are using AI to monitor which routes are taken the most often and the corresponding drain on the batteries.
Armed with that information, AI can plot routes that not only get drivers where they want to be, but also direct them along the least wasteful path, preserving energy.
This energy preservation is vital, as the cost for batteries in electronic vehicles often accounts for around 25% of the overall vehicle costs and preserving the life and health of the battery makes the EV industry more accessible to a broader range of clients.
In addition, the European company Comau works to use AI to more efficiently improve the manufacturing of those batteries, further reducing costs for the public.
The speed of charging is also improving with the help of AI, with the goal of getting the charge of a vehicle to take about as long as a conventional engine would in filling up with gasoline.
With the help of AI, the most frequently traveled routes by EVs is allowing charging stations to be strategically placed at the most optimal places for drivers, enabling them to operate smoothly without hinderance.
The future of the EV industry with the help of AI is a bright one, and will set the world on the path to a cleaner and better future.