Chevy Volt

Using Simulation to Prevent Battery Fires

At Engineering on the Edge, we are accustomed to looking far into the future, but for this post, we decided to look into some news that could affect future technologies. The acceptance of current technologies, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, can have a dramatic impact on technologies of tomorrow that build on what companies are producing today. With headlines trumpeting the potential for battery fires in GM’s Chevy Volts, the company has announced engineering changes to the structure around the battery pack as well as the addition of a sensor to observe battery coolant levels. Continue reading


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