Battery packs fail due to poor cell quality, inefficient thermal management and suboptimal battery management systems. This can not only cause physical harm to the end customer and damage the brand but can delay or even completely derail Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption. Furthermore after accidents, employees and customers quit, OEMs are in a legal soup and lose market share rapidly.
To solve this, RC Labs was incorporated in Nov. 2019 capitalizing on 7 years of research at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on how to enhance battery management for Li-ion batteries. We are developing intelligent Battery Management Systems (BMSs) which are adaptive, chemistry agnostic and modular. The IoT BMS helps to model and understand EV batteries significantly better than the state-of-the-art under different weather, driving terrain and application. This knowledge is transformed to code and the BMS is frequently updated over-the-air. In addition, enhanced understanding of batteries and physical design of the BMS allows us to rapidly accommodate new applications and implement plug and play infrastructure to scale to higher voltage applications. With our BMS and accurate battery models, RC Labs aims to enable a currently defunct safe & circular battery economy.
Investor @ RC Labs. Currently, Executive Vice Chairman, True Digital Group
Dr. Michael Gryseels