dSpace bundles charging technologies in Competence Center

dSpace bundles charging technologies in Competence Center

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No electric driving without charging: The charging infrastructure is currently still lagging somewhat behind the boom in electric mobility; the demand for charging solutions is rising massively. Against this background, the tool provider dSpace is now stepping up its efforts in the area of infrastructure and expanding an existing project centre to include a Charging Competence Centre.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt

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dSpace is bundling its know-how for the development and testing of charging technologies and expanding its Munich project centre, which has been in existence for 20 years, to include a Charging Competence Centre. In order to support customers worldwide in developing and securing next-generation charging technologies, dSpace is investing massively in expanding its development and engineering capacity and is shifting the further development of its smart charging offering to the Charging Competence Centre. To this end, dSpace is expanding its team of experts on site. The new Competence Centre’s offerings range from solutions for communication testing of all global charging standards to charging pole emulators and comprehensive test libraries for standards compliance.

With the new Competence Centre, the manufacturer of validation and simulation tools wants to support its customers in the development and safeguarding of next-generation charging technologies. The company is concentrating all its relevant activities in the new Charging Competence Centre in Munich. In doing so, dSpace is talking about massive investments and the creation of additional positions. The centre’s services range from solutions for communication tests of all worldwide charging standards to charging column emulators and comprehensive test libraries for standard compliance.

Since several years, experts from the company in the Munich area have been working together with developers at the dSpace headquarters in Paderborn to develop test solutions for charging technologies. In addition to testing power components for AC and DC charging, one focus is on testing the complex communication between charging pole and electric vehicle.

“Uncomplicated and fast charging is the basic prerequisite for the acceptance of e-mobility. Currently, we see a very great need for securing the interface between charging pole and electric vehicle. Since the two sides of this complex communication are developed independently of each other, there is a great risk in ensuring interoperability. With the establishment of the Charging Competence Centre, we can provide customised solutions for securing interoperability for customers worldwide by bringing together development and engineering and will ensure that they achieve their development goals more quickly,” says Florian Bauer, who heads the Competence Centre.

The services offered by the Competence Centre range from solutions for communication tests of all worldwide charging standards to charging station emulators and comprehensive test libraries for standard compliance. The development of the charging solutions is carried out in coordination with the more comprehensive e-mobility development of dSpace. This also includes solutions for testing converters at signal and power level as well as battery management systems.

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