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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Organisation Introduction

The Electromobility Research Centre (MOBI) is nested at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and it develops electric and hybrid vehicle technologies and evaluates new concepts in electro-mobility. MOBI aims at a better and safer mobility of people and goods, to reduce congestion and environmental impacts in urban and inter-urban areas, and to improve operational efficiency. The EPOWERS Research Group of VUB-MOBI Research Centre is a renowned research group in the field of power electronics converter and advanced BMS prototypes, powertrains and energy systems with the vision to create sustainable, emission-free, affordable, efficient and innovative technologies enabling tomorrow’s smart mobility, transport and energy solutions for everyone in the world.

Why InnoBMS?

VUB EPOWERS research group specializes in optimal control design in vehicle ECUs for Energy Management Systems (EMS), Thermal Management Systems (TMS), and battery preconditioning. We are also interested in facilitating future-proof and pre-informed knowledge exchange over the cloud between charging facilities, Vehicle Control Units (VCU), and Battery Management Systems (BMS) for degradation-aware Grid-to-Vehicle (G2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging.

What in InnoBMS?

Prof. Dr. Omar Hegazy is the coordinator of InnoBMS and his EPOWERS group will contribute to the achievement of all technical objectives. Of special note, VUB EPOWERS will address the infrastructure requirements virtual demonstration by providing access to the Powertrain Innovation Lab (PIL) is fully equipped (power, control, data management, cooling) e-axle of in-wheel-motor test rig connected to an IoT system with Digital Twin of vehicle drivetrains that can be used to emulate behaviour of any powertrain.


“InnoBMS will allow VUB EPOWERS to delve deeper into the understanding of  innovative SoH-aware cell balancing, novel battery pre-conditioning functionalities, and improved OVPP framework, providing more value to research and clients for accelerating the development time by reducing testing time and effort.”

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