The NEXTBMS consortium met on Wednesday 24 January 2024 to hold its second General Assembly. The GA was hosted by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and included a full day of work package update presentations, breakout sessions and a tour across the VUB-MOBI labs.
The day started with an overview of the management aspects and was followed by an in-dept presentation by partner AIT on the progress of the WP3 activities, concerning the development and prototyping of the modular battery modules with BMS hardware. After the WP3 presentation the first breakout session was held in which several questions about the BMS hardware (led by VUB) and how to approach these during the project led to a vivid discussion between the partners. In the end some important decisions were taken on the progress of this important topic.
After lunch, partner AVL presented WP2 on the physics and data-based models and BMS software and partner Bosch WP1 on the due diligence, requirements capture and impact assessment presented their progress of the past months and the activities they considered of importance for the next upcoming months. Both presentations were followed by the second breakout session of the GA which was focused on the consolidation of the use case requirements, an important step and decision point for the NEXTBMS project. The day was closed with a short presentation by WP4 (VUB), which still needs to start and WP5 (UNR) which showed some examples of the various communication aspects already created for the project (website, LinkedIn).
The day was closed with a very interesting tour to the VUB-MOBI labs were amongst others the NEXTBMS BMS hardware and software will be tested and validated.