dSPACE’s newest Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) simulation package is a battery model for simulating high-voltage rechargeable batteries. The model is designed to virtualize rechargeable lithium-ion, nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lead batteries used for the electrification of vehicle drivetrains.
The MathWorks said that Dongfeng Electric Vehicle (DFEV), a research and development arm of Chinese automotive maker Dongfeng Motor Company, has developed a battery management system within 18 months using MathWorks tools for Model-Based Design. The new battery management system has been installed in Dongfeng’s EQ6110 hybrid electric city bus, which delivers 30% better fuel efficiency than standard city buses while also lowering emissions.
August 5, 2009 – Rotoblock Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a privately held firm in China that makes battery management systems for electric vehicles. Rotoblock did not identify the acquisition target, but said the firm’s factory can produce a minimum of 1,500 units per month.