Powering the Worlds First Zero-Emission Cab

Digi International Digi International
June 27, 2016

Frazer-NashThe zero-emission taxicab of the future will soon be on the streets of London, and Digi is playing a key role in making it happen. That's because Frazer-Nash, the electric-car pioneer founded in 1922, has selected the Digi ConnectCore® 6 system-on-module to create a complete digital experience for driver instrumentation and touchscreen passenger infotainment inside its range-extended electric vehicle (REEV) Metrocabs. The Digi ConnectCore 6 also enables wireless connectivity to in-cab Internet, GPS navigation, and revenue-producing interactive displays.

The Digi ConnectCore 6 is less than 2 inches square and includes all the power and connectivity you would expect from a PC, including a cellular adapter, 1080p graphics, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and up to 64 GB of flash memory. The decision to utilize Digi ConnectCore 6 was a change for Frazer-Nash, which traditionally develops all technologies in-house. In fact, the Digi ConnectCore 6 is the only component in the Frazer-Nash Metrocab that was not designed and created by the company itself.

In this new Frazer-Nash cab of the future, drivers can monitor the cab's key systems as well as optimize routes, fuel, and battery efficiency. What's more, Digi offers secure remote management and web services capabilities through the scalable Digi Remote Manager®, so Frazer-Nash can monitor all of its cabs remotely and deploy updates over cellular networks.

Frazer-Nash has been in the forefront of electric powertrain development and designs and builds all of its own components. By using the Digi ConnectCore 6, Frazer-Nash reduced costs and accelerated its time-to-market while offering new services and deliver a connected cab. The Metrocab is just one example of the extensive development opportunities for Digi customers and partners, bringing computing power to new classes of innovative applications.

Visit the Digi ConnectCore 6 product page to learn more.

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