CrossChasm Develops V2G Communication Software

Using CrossChasm's technology, your plug-in hybrid car would communicate with software that is simultaneously managing thousands of other plug-in vehicles.

Published: 07-Jan-2008

Matthew Stevens and Christopher Mendes began working with each other in 2004, part of a University of Waterloo team trying to design the vehicle of the future.

Their team, in fact, was the only Canadian one in a 17-university North American competition sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. Called Challenge X, the three-year competition pitted some of the brightest young minds on the continent against each other in a search for the most energy-efficient vehicle design.

The University of Waterloo team grabbed top prize after the first year using a hydrogen fuel-cell design. Three years later, Stevens and Mendes, both 27, are no longer convinced hydrogen fuel cells are the future of auto transportation.

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