Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled research into the use of artificial intelligence to maximise the use of battery arrays in vehicles and energy storage applications.
ITRI’s Reconfigurable Array of Inexpensive Batteries Architecture (RAIBA), a system featuring AI “self-learning” and optimisation technology, was showcased at the annual CES 2018 technology innovation show in Las Vegas.
German automotive giant BMW has formed a partnership to develop solid-state batteries for its electric vehicles with US-based start-up Solid Power.
Solid Power, which has been developing solid-state rechargeable batteries in Louisville, Colorado, aims to advance its technology to meet the requirements for high performance EVs.
Further evidence of a Korean “land grab” of future European EV markets came last week with SK Innovation's announcement that it plans to invest around KRW1 trillion ($920 million) to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Hungary and to expand production facilities for EV batteries in South Korea.
The battery maker said it would set aside KRW840 billion for the Hungary plant, which it will start building in February. By 2020, the plant will be capable of producing 7.5GWh of batteries each year.
Chicago-based lithium-ion battery developer SiNode Systems has teamed up with Pittsburgh firm PPG to “accelerate the commercialisation” of high-energy anode materials for advanced battery applications in electric vehicles.
The 30-month project will focus on “improving the stability and scalability” of SiNode’s anode materials to meet or exceed US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) targets for a battery’s active materials, the companies said.