BorgWarner has invested in Qnovo, a privately held, Silicon Valley-based software and controls company, the company announced, and is the lead investor for Qnovo’s multi-million-dollar Series-C capital raise.
With Qnovo’s focus on battery health measurement and fast charging, the investment deepens BorgWarner’s capacity to further its battery solutions portfolio, the company said. The intelligent software offers predictive safety measures, faster charging and extended battery life, the company said. Additionally, Qnovo’s software implements adaptive charging algorithms and predictive tools into an application that runs on AutoSAR or an equivalent vehicle operating system.
“BorgWarner sees a great opportunity with our strategic investment to collaborate with Qnovo, allowing us to leverage its advanced battery management software in our electrification portfolio,” said Harry Husted, chief technology officer of BorgWarner. “We look forward to partnering with Qnovo as they enter the automotive industry to provide battery solutions to the electric vehicle market.”