SOUTHFIELD, MI – Better Place is writing “safety net” software to calm electric-vehicle owners who fear drained batteries will leave them stranded on the roadside. The software will tether EVs to a network of Better Place plug-in points or battery-switch depots, says Jeff Curry, product marketing director at the California-based EV services provider. “(Each vehicle) is always in communication, in real time, so that we can understand the condition of the battery,” Curry says. “It’s sort ...

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