GM Aims to Maintain EV Battery Health through Software
Founded in 2014 by veteran battery experts Niles Fleischer, Ph.D., and Alex Nimberger, Ph.D., ALGOLiON has developed an early-warning battery hazard detection and prevention software called AlgoShield.
The software uses patented quantitative algorithms to identify minuscule changes in EV battery health weeks earlier than other methods without the additional hardware and sensors, as the company claims.
GM says the new tech will help bring an early EV battery hazard detection system for millions of GM customers worldwide.
The deal, worth an undisclosed amount, was led by GM’s newly formed Technology Acceleration and Commercialization (TAC) organization. The group looks for emerging tech that can support GM’s battery development.
Fleischer commented on GM’s acquisition of the company
The ALGOLiON team is excited to join GM on its track to an all-electric vehicle future. We found the right home for our technology to play an integral role in maintaining healthy batteries for exciting products and reach customers globally.
The news comes after a wave of announcements has surfaced over the past several weeks as automakers scramble to increase EV battery development and production, including GM, Stellantis Toyota, and more.