connection interfaces for electric car charging

Electric vehicles: Dspace dedicates a competence center to battery charging technologies

  • Dspace is bringing together its expertise in the development and testing of battery charging technologies in its Munich project center.
  • The Bavarian center, which has been in operation for 20 years, will now bring together all of the German company’s expertise in electric vehicle battery charging technologies.

In order to support manufacturers in their development and validation processes of next-generation charging technologies, Dspace is strengthening its development and engineering capabilities. The German company is transferring the development capabilities of its intelligent battery charging range for electric mobility to the competence center dedicated to this theme and is strengthening its team of experts operating there.

The products and services of the new competence center range from solutions for testing communications of all global charging standards to charging station emulators as well as libraries for standards compliance testing.

Dspace experts in the Munich area have been working for many years with developers at the German company’s headquarters in Paderborn to develop test solutions for electric vehicle battery charging technologies. In addition to testing power supply components for AC and DC charging, the focus is on testing the communication between the charging station and the electric vehicles.

“The acceptance of electric mobility depends on a simple and fast charging process. We are currently seeing a great need for validation of the interface between the charging station and the electric vehicle. As the two communication interfaces, on the charging station side and on the electric vehicle side, are developed independently, interoperability is difficult to achieve. With the creation of the Competence Center for Charging, we can provide tailor-made solutions to manufacturers worldwide to ensure this interoperability by offering them our development and engineering capabilities,” explains Florian Bauer, who heads the German Competence Center.

The charging competence center works in close coordination with the electric mobility experts at Dspace’s Paderborn-based entity, who are further developing solutions for testing signal and power converters and battery management systems.