Validating Battery Design

Validating battery design is a rapidly changing field with daily innovations as new cell chemistries and pack configurations are tested to get a market edge on longer range and better performance. The battery is often the most expensive part of a car and the quality and performance has a huge impact on brand, marketability, and margin. It’s also imperative to be knowledgeable about the assembly process as scrap and rework is very expensive. 


For a solution to meet these sorts of demands, it must:


  • Accelerate vehicle innovation and aid a rapidly changing industry adapting to electrification and autonomy
  • Maximize capital and the utilization and efficiency of the resources used in R&D and manufacturing
  • Increase organizational productivity by sharing data and insights across the product life cycle to break down organizational barriers 

Battery Analytics Solution for Automotive


  • Customize and share views of (live) test results and associated data as well as intuitive exploration of test results based on sequence-step-measurement structure
  • Collect data from any test machine or in any file format—sequenced test results, parametric measurement data, and file-based raw measurement data—to be in a centralized location for analysis
  • Improve data quality with cleansing and enrichment during ingestion to retrieve data more quickly through a web-based navigation of the data lake
  • Execute analysis on a server rather than workstations to enable a single source of truth while reducing engineering time required to identify and manage analysis procedures
  • Make data-driven decisions confidently and share reports and insights with other stakeholders

Solution Advantages

Battery Degradation Analysis

Validate body and chassis ECUs

Validate body and chassis ECUs

Customize Your Battery Analysis

Using data from an NI Battery Test System (BTS), let's walk through how to set up a application that imports data from a BTS into SystemLink™ software, creates interactive dashboards using Grafana and Jupyter notebooks, sets up role-based access, and more.

“The end-to-end data ingestion process, aggregation of data, processing, analytics, reporting and even the sign-off procedures, are all automated. This automation saves thousands of hours of manual work per project, and gives our engineers on-demand access to the data in a way that enables key decisions.”

- Steve Tarnowsky, Director - Global Battery Cell Engineering, General Motors

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

NI Partner Network

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Services and Support

NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.