Hi, I'm Jon and I work for KIA R&D. I am trying to find some Niro EV customers who would be interested in participating in a project of mine. The project involves placing some sensors and data logging equipment on the customers' vehicles so I can track how the vehicle moves.
Customers who participate in this project will be compensated monetarily for their involvement. The current compensation is $600 for one year of participation.
The goal of the project is to figure out how much damage EV customers are doing to their cars over a long period of time, i.e. how much they are bouncing their cars around. I can then take that data and create durability tests that better match what customers are actually doing with their vehicles. I'd also be looking at other things like how often the vehicle is charged, what kind of chargers are being used, distance of typical trips in EVs, and so on.
There would obviously be a certain amount of privacy that participants would be giving up as I'd be tracking their movements. But trust me when I say I don't care where participants go or for what reason. I'm just after the data they create.
Participants would be required to bring their vehicle to a dealership for a day where I can install the sensors and data logging equipment. Same thing goes for removing the equipment after one year has passed. But besides that, they don't have to do much else. Just drive normally like the equipment isn't even there.
I like to think this is a win-win for everyone involved. Participants get money for very little effort and I get the data I'm after.
If you are a Niro EV owner and this sounds like something you'd be interested, please reply below. Thank you!