October 1, 2023


Just Do Automotive

Rivian acquires A Higher Routeplanner

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Rivian on Wednesday introduced its acquisition of Swedish mapping firm Iternio, the developer of the EV trip-planning app A Higher Routeplanner.

The app, which permits EV drivers to plan routes incorporating charging stops, can be maintained as a standalone characteristic for drivers of all EVs, however its core options can be built-in with Rivian’s in-vehicle navigation system and cell app, in keeping with an organization press launch.

2023 Rivian R1S

2023 Rivian R1S

“A Higher Routeplanner leads the way in which in EV journey planning and is a vital platform for EV adoption,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe mentioned in an announcement, “which is why it is so necessary for us to maintain the platform open for all.”

Rivian drivers will quickly have A Higher Routeplanner’s options built-in, although. An upcoming software program launch will add the power to plan journeys based mostly on charging networks and vary on arrival, the discharge mentioned. Drivers will even be capable of use the Rivian app to plan a visit from house and ship the data to their automobile’s navigation system.

2022 Rivian R1S

2022 Rivian R1S

These options might be added to current automobiles over the air, and can possible be accessible from the beginning within the Rivian R2, the smaller, less-expensive mannequin that may function the follow-up to the Rivian R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. Rivian CFO Claire McDonough confirmed this week that the R2 can be revealed in 2024 and can goal a worth vary of $40,000-$60,000 because the automaker goals to broaden the market.

Rivian this week additionally confirmed plans to undertake the Tesla cost port, in any other case generally known as the North American Charging Commonplace (NACS). The automaker didn’t verify when it plans to begin constructing automobiles with the Tesla connector, or whether or not it’ll abandon the Mixed Charging Commonplace (CCS) port, however mentioned entry to the Tesla Supercharger community may occur (possible with adapters) as quickly as spring 2024. Now it seems like Rivian drivers could have a better time discovering these Supercharger websites.

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