Energy-saving system developed by Ford and Microsoft
The electric Ford Focus gets smarted with the newest innovation set to find a place in its belly in 2011. A system will detect when an electric car needs charging to avoid overloading utility power generators. Based on the Microsoft Hohm, a web-based energy usage tracking application, this system will help decide the best time to charge cars and reduce costs. The system will also help users hook up their charged car batteries to power up some home appliances.
This system is being developed as a joint effort by Microsoft and Ford. This deal announced at the recent New York International Auto Show will pave the way for better energy management in future and will help save up on large amounts of power while you have your electric car plugged in for juice.