International motor shows illustrate the impact of fast-accelerating next generation technologies on EV development

Our takeaways from international motor shows:

  • Established OEMs must accelerate their use of software-defined vehicle architectures
  • Software increasingly important to product differentiation in an innovative marketplace
  • Effective battery management crucial to delivering the range and speed of charge that consumers demand

Eatron Technologies’ recent attendance at IAA Mobility 2023, the Detroit Auto Show, and the 2023 Battery Show in North America confirmed that next-generation technologies are on the cusp of making electric vehicles affordable and accessible to a wider audience.

At the Battery Show, developments in two key areas were most prominently showcased: major advancements in lithium iron phosphate (LFP) performance are targeting reduced battery costs, while new chemistries, such as solid-state, with improved energy densities offer the prospect of increased range and reduced charging times.

Some companies exhibited novel dual-chemistry architectures aiming to deliver an ideal combination of range and resilience, with this approach promising to double the number of miles achievable on a single charge.

The adoption of next-generation architectures – which replace the hundreds of disparate ECUs usually found in a vehicle with a single, central, powerful core – is empowering the transition towards the software-defined car. And with software increasingly driving product differentiation in a highly innovative marketplace, this approach is proving critical to developing the advanced connectivity features that consumers now expect.

“We’re already working with top Tier 1 suppliers to integrate our technology within this new, centralised architecture, and our experience at these three global shows confirmed that this is the right approach,” said Amedeo Bianchimano, Eatron Technologies’ CCO.

Underlining this new tech-heavy approach was the attendance of cloud platform providers such as Amazon and Google, while the lack of combustion-engined models exhibited at IAA was in clear contrast to previous years.

Common to all these efforts is the need to manage an EV’s battery effectively, and at all three shows Eatron was able to demonstrate their AI-based battery management system (BMS) and its ability to support maximum performance and longevity.

Amedeo Bianchimano, CCO at Eatron Technologies.

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