FORD ACCELERATES ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY TESTING WITH WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEMS | Ford Motor Company Newsroom

“Ford Motor Company is leveraging the Internet and wireless technology to accelerate testing and refinement of the advanced lithium-ion battery systems that will power its upcoming plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Ford’s rapid progress is enabled by two monitoring methods that allow engineers to collect real-time performance data from batteries in the lab and on vehicles in the field via a secure Internet server, and wirelessly update system software to improve capability and durability. These proprietary methods have significantly reduced test-fleet downtime and allowed Ford to more than double its battery lab-testing capability.

Remote monitoring allows us to access real-time data and make continuous improvements very quickly,” said Sherif Marakby, Ford director, Electrification Program and Engineering. “This degree of efficiency would have been unthinkable a few years ago and will help Ford bring more fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles to market more quickly than ever before.”

FORD ACCELERATES ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY TESTING WITH WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEMS | Ford Motor Company Newsroom

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