Artificial intelligence has been developed to accurately predict when a traction battery will run out of charge.
The work by Eatron Technologies and WMG was funded through the Faraday Battery Challenge and means the UK becomes a supplier of the most advanced Battery Management Systems in the world.
The innovation of project COBRA as it’s called comes from combining advanced battery ageing models developed by WMG with Eatron Technologies’ own machine-learning-based approach to Remaining Useful Life estimation from existing internal R&D work.
The technology has been refined to a level of usability, reliability, and maturity that gives battery manufacturers and integrators the confidence required enabling mass adoption.
As part of project COBRA, Eatron Technologies is currently developing and integrating advanced battery diagnostics algorithms for its next generation of BMS and cloud-based battery analytics.
It’s expected these will deliver significantly higher value both to battery manufacturers and integrators as well as electric vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), UPS suppliers, and other providers of off-highway applications.
The latest additions to Vauxhall’s award-winning electric van range – the All-New Movano-e and Combo-e – made their global debuts this week at The Commercial Vehicle Show – the UK’s largest road transport event.
As the UK’s leading e-LCV manufacturer, Vauxhall is now able to offer its fleet and business customers a fully electric vehicle across its entire LCV line-up.