Bosch has announced that cloud-based swarm intelligence helps electric vehicle batteries maintain performance for longer.
To help batteries last longer, Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement the individual vehicles’ battery-management systems.
Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH said, ‘Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud. Its data-based services mean we can substantially improve batteries’ performance and extend their service life.’
In a press release Bosch said that smart software functions in the cloud are able to continually analyse the battery status and take appropriate action to prevent or slow down cell ageing. These measures can reduce the wear and tear on the battery, the most expensive component of an electric vehicle, by as much as 20%.
The cloud services utilise this data to optimise every single recharging process and to provide drivers with tailored driving tips on how to conserve battery power via the dash display. Bosch calls the new service Battery in the Cloud, and its first customer is DiDi, China’s leading provider of mobility services.