Spartacus battery research developing well
In Germany, the European battery research project Spartacus has published a positive interim report one year after it was first initiated for the development of advanced battery sensors and cell management systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research in Würzburg is acting as project coordinator.
StoreDot awarded battery preservation patent
Israeli battery developer StoreDot has been awarded a patent for a digital battery system that will enable electric car owners to access a constant range throughout the life of their vehicle. StoreDot says this is achieved through a combination of patented software and cell chemistry management.
BMW upgrade battery management for iX3 & i3
BMW has announced a series of model upgrades that also affect two electric models in the Munich-based company’s portfolio: The BMW iX3 will receive a predictive battery thermal management system from November 2021, while the BMW i3 will be offered in a limited edition as Edition Unique Forever.
Farasis expands European strategic network
The Chinese battery manufacturer and Daimler partner Farasis Energy is expanding its strategic network in Europe in the field of e-mobility with two new cooperations: New partners are the German supplier Hella and an unnamed commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Texas Instruments reveals wireless BMS
US semiconductor specialist Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled a new battery management system that relies on a wireless communication protocol instead of cabling. According to the company, TÜV Süd from Germany has tested the solution for safety.
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Study tip: In its “Global and China Power Battery Management System (BMS) Industry Report, 2014-2017,“ Research In China names the leading actors in battery management sector in China and notes that the country has some catching up to do. A gap some companies are trying to bridge with takeovers and joint ventures.
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Video tip: In the newest edition of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn visits the McLaren Technology Centre and talks to Peter van Manen, Vice President of McLaren Applied Technologies, about the company’s role as a supplier of drivetrains and electronics for the Formula E.