Corporation Ford has expanded the program of tests, which involve rechargeable hybrid vans on the roads of the German Cologne.
So the company supported municipal agencies started the final testing phase of the system that provides the ability to automatically switch to electric traction at the entrance to a special environmental zone. This assistant is based on the technology of the blockchain and gesneriana.
Over the next year, the staff of the municipalities of Cologne will go on 9 Ford Transit Custom vans Plug-In Hybrid and one minibus Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid. These machines have a LTE modem FordPass Connect a device with a GPS receiver that establishes the boundary of the area where it is forbidden to move on a car with an internal combustion engine.
The time of entry to and exit from such territory, and the electricity mileage is recorded in a closed distributed database that is accessible only to operators of corporate fleets and of the city government. With this system you can tincture the boundaries of eco-zones: to change an existing or create a new one. In addition to the on-Board system of the machine will be automatically downloaded updated information.
By the way, orders for hybrid Ford Transit Custom have already been taken. At the same time put the hybrid will begin before the end of the year. The van has a turbo EcoBoost 1.0 liter. On electricity he is able to overcome the distance to 56 km.
Module gesneriana will be available next year. It will have the same features as on the test car, but the blockchain will be absent.