BorgWarner announced the intention to invest in Silicon Valley-based software and control company Qnovo. Such an investment will enhance BorgWarner‘s electrification portfolio, as Qnovo battery management software is expected to improve safety features, besides allowing for even faster charging times. More into technical details, the intelligent software developed by the Californian company offers multiple benefits, including predictive safety measures, faster
charging and extended battery life. Additionally, Qnovo’s software implements adaptive charging algorithms and predictive tools into an application that runs on AutoSAR or an equivalent vehicle operating system.
“BorgWarner sees a great opportunity with our strategic investment to collaborate with Qnovo, allowing us to leverage its advanced battery management software in our electrification portfolio”, said Harry Husted, Chief Technology Officer of BorgWarner. “We look forward to partnering with Qnovo as they enter the automotive industry to provide battery solutions to the electric vehicle market”. A few months ago, BorgWarner completed an important acquisition in the battery sector, the one of the German specialist Akasol.
Why BorgWarner got interested in Qnovo
Based in Newark, California, Qnovo develops patented adaptive charging algorithms and battery data analytics that improve lifetime battery performance with enhanced health and safety. The aim of the research conducted by Qnovo is to improve user experience by reimagining the battery and how it’s managed. Augmenting battery chemistry withthe company’s battery management intelligence software also results in expanding longevity and increasing capacity utilization without compromise. When combined with fleet monitoring, the software delivers a compelling
solution for adaptive charging and advanced battery pack diagnostics.