Asia Bizz: A new system for offering information distribution services, with the help of charging stations for electric vehicles, is being developed jointly by Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co and Denso Corp. The two companies will conduct demonstration experiments with Fukuoka City from the end of the fiscal year that ends March 2012.

The new system is being developed with an aim to create a low-carbon society by increasing the use of EVs and also to promote the regional development of Fukuoka, Japan with the help of the City’s regional information base. The system will be developed by combining Kyushu Electric Power’s EV charging station technologies and Denso’s information device and telecommunications technologies.

Under the system, the in-vehicle information devices and mobile information devices in the EVs will be communicating with the EV charging stations which are connected to the internet. The system will provide users with information services.

The system is expected to utilize tourist information, event information, disaster prevention and also other information provided by Fukuoka City and also information provided by Kyushu Electric Power’s group companies.