Across the entire battery pack’s lifetime, from initial assembly through disposal to second life, the wBMS capability embedded in the battery pack ensures that the vehicle’s manufacturer and its owner can easily track the condition of the battery, maintain the performance and safety, and maximize the value. The entire system, including the interactions between the battery modules’ cell monitoring units and the ECU, is handled by ADI’s technology, with configuration settings defined by the manufacturer.
The wBMS technology is also backed by ADI’s battery lifecycle insight service (BLIS) technology. This provides edge-based and cloud-based data software to support traceability, production optimization, monitoring in storage and transit, early failure detection, and lifetime extension. Together, the wBMS and BLIS technologies enable automotive manufacturers to gain higher returns on their investments in battery pack development and production, improve the economics of their EV business strategies, and help accelerate the market’s shift toward a low carbon, sustainable future for personal mobility.
The key to designing and enabling such battery solutions with wBMS are system understanding as well as methods and tools that support the design and technologies as described before. AVL offers the full range of simulation, testing, engineering capabilities, and experience to successfully drive these innovations together with their customers and bring them into the market by making them ready for series production. AVL is currently strongly working on battery ecosystem solutions through developing data analytics methodologies, predictive functionalities supported by using virtual development, and vehicle and battery data in order to
increase the lifetime and performance of batteries.
Together with ADI, AVL is working to provide smarter BMS solutions to their customers all over the world by combining the strength of both companies.