Orient and Ricardo to jointly develop next-generation battery management system

Ricardo and Orient have announced a partnership to support the development of Orient’s next-generation energy storage systems.

The battery pack development support offered by Ricardo includes applying new cell chemistries and battery architectures, designing and building prototype packs, supporting customers and full-scale manufacturing. Orient will use Ricardo’s expertise to incorporate advanced battery state and parameter prediction. This will be based on Ricardo-developed condition monitoring, modeling and control algorithms that work across different cell chemistries.

“The automotive industry has, over the past 5 years, invested over $10 billion in the developing Li-ion technology to meet safety, performance, durability and warranty targets,” commented Ricardo President Gary Tan. “Ricardo’s extensive experience in the development of energy storage enables the company to offer expert assistance in bringing forward further battery system innovations. We are also able to deploy our virtual engineering toolset to this challenge, which enables rapid design, simulation and analysis of a wide range of battery design concepts.”

“We have a team of highly experienced engineers specializing in battery pack design, but we also value the ability to utilize the expertise of leading international partners such as Ricardo,” added Orient Project Manager Jonathan Colim.

Source: Ricardo