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Digi International Helps Develop Connected Cab

The Digi ConnectCore 6 platform is at the center of a zero-emission-capable black cab design in London.

Digi International, a provider of machine-to-machine and IoT connectivity products, has helped develop Ecotive’s Range Extended Electric Metrocab taxi. The vehicle is currently the only zero-emissions-capable black cab currently operating in London.

The taxi’s core powertrain and infotainment systems, which have been developed by Frazer-Nash Research, use the Digi ConnectCore 6 (Digi CC6) System-on-Module to drive the Metrocab’s entire driver instrumentation and passenger displays. Frazer-Nash utilizes the Digi CC6 in two key areas – first in processing information from the drivetrain to the instrument display and, secondly, in providing wireless connectivity to deliver real-time information, application updates and a more interactive driver and passenger experience, the company states.

The system provides the following:

  • Vehicle use information: drive mode, speed, energy flows, watt hours per kilometer, detailed range and fuel economy displays (e.g., electric, petrol), battery state of charge, steering angles, and torque curves, as well as standard information such as tire pressure, oil temperature, seat belt warnings, and more.
  • Trip information: time of trip, distance, GPS, and level of emissions.
  • General information: time, inside temperature, outside temperature, location via GPS, and live weather reports.
“Digi CC6 is one of the most advanced System-On-Module on the market today,” said Kevin C. Riley, chief operating officer, Digi International. “It creates incredible development opportunities for our customers and partners in ways that are just being realized. The Metrocab is an example of one of the truly game-changing ways in which our technology can be utilized.”

For more information, visit Digi International.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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