Category: Electric Vehicles

  • EV adventuring with resilience

    EV adventuring with resilience

    Road trips are the most demanding EV use case currently in Australia, especially to remote destinations. However, my planning showed that they were still quite doable. Did those plans survive contact with reality? Mostly. In short, it was a pleasure to drive an EV long distances and the only inconvenience was faulty public charging infrastructure,…

  • EV adventuring

    EV adventuring

    Electric Vehicles (EVs) are great for weekend adventures and more. In Australia in 2024, it still requires a little extra planning, but many adventures are achievable with that little extra, and as infrastructure continues to improve, there will be ever less transport planning for ever more adventuring! For the time being, I’ll run you through…

  • Electrifying the world with AI Augmented decision-making

    Electrifying the world with AI Augmented decision-making

    I wrote an article about optimising the design of EV charging networks. It’s a story of work done by a team at Thoughtworks, demonstrating the potential of AI augmented decision-making (including some cool optimisation techniques), in this rapidly evolving but durably important space. We were able to thread together these many [business problem, AI techniques,…

  • I did it my way – hand-rolled navigation with open spatial data

    I did it my way – hand-rolled navigation with open spatial data

    Sure commercial maps app directions are great, but have you ever found the customisation options limited? What if you want to use bike paths and back streets when cycling, or avoid winding roads that might make backseat passengers car-sick on a road trip? The paved route OpenStreetMap and OpenRouteService do provide this type of functionality,…