The charging experience is one of the largest differences between vehicles with a battery and vehicles with a fuel tank. The core charging requirements are established and standardized, however, both the technology and applications are still in the early stages of maturity. Therefore, they are subjected to intense market pressure to expand, evolve, and improve. The pace of change is fast and will be for some time.
Market differentiation, both good and bad, will be a result of attention paid to:
The operator experience
Innovative new features that no one has thought of yet
At a minimum, high product robustness is required to prevent stranding and/or frustrating drivers. Coupling that goal with the rapid development of the technology and feature sets results in the need for a rigorous validation program which must be repeated with every release – including very frequent OTA releases.
To address these increasing demands and with a high degree of testing effectiveness, AVL is introducing a product line of test equipment for charging. It delivers features that build on proven automation and data management tools to reduce engineer attention while also staying very flexible for whichever direction the market may move in the future.
Join this session next week at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering to learn more about providing EV drivers a trouble-free charging experience.
Other sessions at our Fall Virtual Conference include:
What can the EV industry learn from tech?
What do the EV and tech industries have in common? Too many things to count. The goals of both industries are becoming starkly similar as consumers drive technological innovation and mass customization into the automotive space at record speeds. However, the question this talk attempts to answer is: What do these industries not have in common? Like product development strategy.
Join us to see what automakers can learn from the tech space to supercharge automotive development.
Broadcast live October 18 – 21, 2021, the conference content will span the EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection, wire and cable, EMI/EMC and more.