A new complete vehicle intelligence system and health monitoring solution developed by an IIT-Delhi incubated startup for electric vehicles (EVs) can ensure safe and high EV performance, which will occupy a major part of the next-generation transportation system.
Delhi-based Vecmocon Technologies developed the vehicle intelligence system with critical battery data collection and monitoring, such as cell voltages, temperature, and the current health of the battery.
Vecmocon, incubated at FITT-IIT Delhi, with seed support from the Department of Science and Technology, also provides solutions for intelligent vehicles, including keyless entry, preventive and predictive maintenance, user-adaptive algorithms, remote diagnostics, fleet management, and so on, according to a Science and Technology Ministry release.
The system can help in estimating the accurate state of health and state of charge of the battery pack, and also assist fleet operators in their control and facilitate seamless communication.
The unavailability of such vehicle intelligent modules for the different components of EVs serves as a roadblock in their efficiency.
The system can cater to the entire ecosystem of EVs, such as motor power controllers, battery management systems, vehicle intelligence modules, cloud connectivity, etc., with specialised components for high-performance vehicles.
The patented technology at Technology Readiness Level 9 costs around Rs 20,000 to Rs 22,000 for the entire kit (Battery Management System - Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 , vehicle Intelligence Module - Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000, fast chargers - Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000, instrument cluster - Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000, motor controller - Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000) and is being used by more than 15 EV manufacturers as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
“While others are focused on two-wheelers, three-wheelers as a product in the market, we at Vecmocon are building the ecosystem for electric vehicles to happen in India at a very faster pace," said Peeyush Asati, one of the founders of the company.
"We design and develop core components for electric vehicles like Battery Management System, Motor Controller, Vehicle Intelligence Module, Chargers, and the whole of the cloud architecture for Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence,” Peeyush added.
Vecmocon provides battery packs with all thermal and structural considerations, battery management systems, and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms for battery management design of computationally in-expensive system-local ML algorithms, which run on Rs 100 micro-controller.
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