We offer a number of cutting-edge engineering/ consultancy/training activities around EV software and controls. We have successfully designed, developed and validated control systems across multiple ASIL ratings and including ISO26262 methodology.
Our Energy Efficiency team offer a Holistic approach to control systems and offer services in the following areas:
Simulation and modelling
We use a range of modelling and simulation tools to assist customers with concept designs, feasibility studies and optimisation of powertrain and battery systems. By creating iterative co-simulation models between the electrical and thermal systems, we analyse the target vehicle drive cycle, environmental conditions, performance targets and packaging constraints to provide indicative EV component sizing and propose a number of architecture concepts to customers.
One of our core strengths is our extensive capability in powertrain and battery modelling and simulation.
Our new ABDS (Advanced Battery Development Suite) provides high-resolution cell characterisation to understand battery cell performance and cell ageing mechanisms. This detailed cell information allows us to safely stretch the performance limits of the cell and optimise the energy usage from our BMS – resulting in improved performance and lifetime for our customer’s EVs.
Using high precision cell characterisation and many years of experience we have developed ISO26262 compliant powertrain software for electric and range-extended vehicles. We are able to design and optimise the ePT (electric powertrain) through our simulation and modelling techniques of the EVCU (Electric Vehicle Control Unit) control software and advanced BMS (Battery Management System). We can both develop control strategies from the in-house code or review and audit customer control strategies.
Battery Management Systems
We have designed Battery Management Software which has been developed through a range of projects including passenger vehicles, defence, electric buses and other commercial vehicles. Our BMS software can be licenced through a number of flexible commercial avenues depending on the customer requirement.