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AI to Find Optimal Electric Car Recharge Point Locations

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Charging an electric vehicle.

A new artificial intelligence tool can identify the best locations in a city for electric vehicle charging stations.

Credit: Jon Parker Lee

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain makes it possible to determine the best locations for electric car charging stations.

The Movindeci tool allows users to analyze the general state of transport and mobility in a city in order to make strategic decisions about those areas.

The tool's AI algorithm automatically evaluates the possible locations for recharging stations and determines which are the best based on factors that can be specified by the user, such as the population density of the area, urban mobility, and an estimate of the amount of time vehicles spend in any given place.

The researchers already have applied the tool to the city of Valencia, Spain, and they are currently working on another version for Lima, Peru.

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