Visteon Completes Industry’s First Smart Wireless Battery
- Smart electrification capability on full display at CES® 2022
- Electrification electronics designed to support the global growth of electric vehicles
- Power electronics capabilities beyond smartBMS innovation
- Visteon BMS systems provide OEMs with scalability across brands and vehicle segments
LAS VEGAS, January 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Visteon (NASDAQ: VC), a leading global technology company serving the mobility industry, will present its suite of electrification electronics designed to support growth global electric vehicle and electrification trends from OEM customers at CES® 2022.
As the global mobility industry undergoes a unique electrical transformation in a century, Visteon is evolving its electrification electronics capabilities to include a variety of intelligent battery management systems and integrated power electronics.
“Visteon’s history in the production of battery management systems and digital cockpit electronics puts us in a good position to support the industry’s transition to electrification,” said the president and chief executive officer. director of Visteon, Sachin Lawande. “Our market first intelligent wireless battery management system (smartBMS) solution is the centerpiece of a growing line of electrified products that will help automakers reduce the complexity, weight and materials used to manufacture electric vehicles and improve the ownership experience for their customers. “
Battery Management System (BMS)
Visteon’s BMS capability dates back to the early days of electric vehicle production, when it supported the 1998 Ford Ranger EV and various other automakers since then. In 2020, Visteon transformed its wired BMS solution into the market’s first intelligent system that communicates wirelessly with key components in electric vehicles.
Wireless BMS technology replaces traditional wired connections with highly secure and reliable wireless communication technology. Visteon builds its wireless cell monitoring / supervision units with a wireless network control unit and a battery control and interface unit, eliminating the need for OEMs to assemble battery packs with a harness low voltage cables. This can reduce overall vehicle weight and provide scalability between brands and vehicle segments. The smartBMS system platform provides highly accurate measurement of battery cells and maximizes the energy consumption per cell required for improved vehicle range.
Visteon’s wireless smartBMS can help automakers get electric vehicles to market faster, as it won’t need time to develop specific communication systems or redesign complex wiring diagrams for each new vehicle. Instead, the wireless system will help ensure battery scalability in future electric vehicle lines encompassing different vehicle brands and segments, from heavy trucks to performance vehicles.
Since the integrated hardware architecture and system software can span across multiple vehicle platforms with minimal module configuration changes, this flexible wireless solution significantly reduces engineering costs and can be more easily integrated. thermal management systems and other vehicle controls.
The wireless smartBMS continuously monitors battery health and function, helping automakers improve vehicle and passenger safety and improve overall quality and reliability. Visteon’s Intelligent Cell Detection Controller adds additional processing capacity to the battery monitoring network that enables advanced diagnostics and more flexibility for future applications and algorithms.
General Motors uses Visteon wireless BMS technology on all of its planned electric vehicle models powered by Ultium batteries. A second global OEM will use Visteon wireless BMS on its electric vehicle launches starting in 2024. The company continues to offer its smart wired BMS system with advanced features to automakers.
Intelligent electrification electronics beyond smartBMS
Visteon strives to expand its electrification capabilities beyond its smart wired and wireless BMS solutions. The company’s CES 2022 display will showcase innovations that can be used to optimize the design and performance of electric vehicles, including:
- Intelligent junction box, a more cost effective and safer alternative to traditional Battery Disconnect Units (BDUs). The smart junction box combines the traditional BDU with the Battery Management Controller (BMC) to help reduce costs, increase safety, and create higher volumetric efficiency. The single unit performs all functions of stand-alone BDUs and BMCs, including fusion, precharge, external charge, voltage sensing, temperature control, diagnostics, terminal interfacing and more.
The integrated solution is compatible with 400V and 800V systems, reduces high voltage harnesses and connectors, and meets the highest automotive safety integrity levels for electrical current and voltage measurement.
By combining a traditional BDU with a range of other electronic devices into a single integrated unit, Visteon customers reduce complexity, decrease mass and weight, and provide additional protection for electrical connections.
- Integrated power electronics which combine key components into a single integrated unit through the integration of the power stage to help reduce costs and size, and increase reliability and efficiency. Visteon’s multi-component design brings together several key components used in electric vehicles, including the junction box, DC / DC converter, and on-board charger into one unit. Visteon’s single box design helps reduce the complexity of EV architecture by minimizing electrical connections, wire harnesses and other connectors while also incorporating system communication and a simplified cooling mechanism.
“Visteon has a passion for innovation and a clear vision for the future of electrification in the mobility industry,” said Lawande. “Our smart electrification capability is complemented by our portfolio of digital cluster cockpit electronics, Android-based infotainment, advanced display technologies and SmartCore ™ domain controllers that drive driving experiences. more pleasant, connected and safer in all types of electric vehicles. “
The company’s capabilities and vision for smart electrification can be seen in its new CES 2022 home, the Paris Hotel Las Vegas Meeting and Convention Space, January 5-7, 2022.
Visteon is a global technology company serving the mobility industry, dedicated to creating a more enjoyable, connected and safer driving experience. The company’s platforms leverage proven and scalable hardware and software solutions that enable the digital, electrical and autonomous evolution of our global automotive customers. Visteon products align with major industry trends and include digital instrument clusters, displays, Android-based infotainment systems, domain controllers, advanced driver assistance systems ( ADAS) and battery management systems. Visteon reported net sales of approximately $ 2.5 billion and recorded $ 4.6 billion in new business in 2020. For more information, visit https://www.visteon.com/newsroom/ .