Bird Unveils State-of-the-Art Battery Management System | Business
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 20, 2022–
Bird Global, Inc. (NYSE: BRDS), a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, today shared new details about its innovative Battery Management System (BMS) that is helping power millions of trips by micro-VE in the world. The company is also raising the bar for safety and micro-EV battery technology by designing and implementing IP68 lithium-ion batteries in its latest vehicles. IP68 is the industry’s highest protection rating against damage from dust and liquids such as water.
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“Innovation and safety are at the heart of everything we develop at Bird. In this case, it’s about innovating on products and systems that provide everyone – from drivers to city partners – with the best vehicles and experiences,” said Scott Rushforth, Bird’s Chief Vehicle Officer. “Our state-of-the-art battery management system provides real-time monitoring and feedback to help ensure our vehicles stay ready to get passengers from point A to point B and reduce reliance on car trips. petrol.”
Battery design and advancements to improve safety are of paramount importance as the electrification of cars and micro-vehicles continues to become mainstream. Designed, engineered and extensively tested by Bird’s in-house team of automotive and battery specialists, Bird is proud to bring its state-of-the-art BMS and battery cell architecture to market. These innovations, combined with components from leading suppliers such as LG and Panasonic, undergo extensive testing at Bird’s research and development center. The simulations, which cover battery-impacting events including temperature extremes, humidity and vibration, are intended to help increase battery longevity and safety, regardless of external conditions.
The BMS is designed to mitigate failure modes, common with lithium-ion batteries, and to help keep riders and communities safe. The system includes all the functionality of a BMS found in full-size electric cars, including cell monitoring, reporting, rebalancing and fault detection. Bird BMS also provides:
- Real-time diagnostics which measure battery conditions like humidity levels and temperature to avoid pushing cells beyond their rated capacity. If any anomalies are detected, Bird’s operations team is notified so they can immediately remove the vehicle from public use.
- The industry’s only dynamic battery power limits to maintain safety and performance regardless of changing conditions such as extreme temperatures or areas with inclines or declines. The BMS allows adjustments to these conditions in real time by continuously calculating the maximum allowable charge and discharge based on temperature, voltage and other sensor parameters.
- Effective communication and data capture that allows Bird’s operations and engineering teams to analyze historical statistics as well as monitor diagnostics and performance across large fleets of vehicles. This information helps identify potential issues and inform future battery and vehicle innovations and advancements.
Bird is committed to protecting batteries, from using the most advanced batteries to partnering with trusted communications networks. The development of its BMS marks another step towards safety and sustainability for Bird users and communities. To learn more about BMS, please see the full blog at: bird.co/blog/bird-bms-safe-sustainable-scooter-batteries/.
About the bird
Bird is an electric vehicle company dedicated to bringing affordable and environmentally friendly transportation solutions, such as electric scooters and electric bicycles, to communities around the world. Founded in 2017 by transportation pioneer Travis VanderZanden, Bird is growing rapidly. Today, it provides fleets of shared electric micro-vehicles to riders in more than 350 cities around the world and offers its products for purchase at www.bird.co and through major retailers and distribution partners. Bird works closely with the cities in which it operates to provide a reliable and affordable transportation option for the people who live and work there.
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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
SOURCE: Bird Global, Inc.
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PUBLISHED: 01/20/2022 09:00/DISC: 01/20/2022 09:02
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