SK On has started a battery diagnosis service based on the development of a technology that allows drivers to self-check the battery status of their electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on Nov. 26.
The battery diagnosis service measures the changes in battery in every use setting in which the EV operates and charges. The collected data is examined using SK On’ self-developed “BaaS AI” (Battery as a Service Artificial Intelligence). It informs users of the battery’s longevity, abnormalities, driving habits, risky situations, driving habits that will help extend the battery’s lifespan, and so on.
SK On has cooperated with Soft Berry Inc. to launch the first EV battery monitoring pilot service in Korea. Soft Berry Inc. is among companies selected for the “EGG”, an eco-friendly startup fostering program supported by SK Innovation in September of this year. The company is operating “EV Infra”, an application that provides payment services and information of most charging stations in the country. It has already secured 200,000 subscribers, which is the largest scale in Korea.
“We anticipate that our collaboration with SK On will not only give users advanced services but also a good chance for us to expand our services,” said CEO Park Yong-hee of Soft Berry Inc.
Head of E-mobility Office Sohn Hawk of SK On emphasized, “We will offer personalized battery diagnosis service by using the accumulated data and analysis competencies in the process of researching and producing safe and excellent batteries, contributing to the expansion of BaaS ecosystem by cooperating with domestic and overseas partners.”