Johnson Controls – LTU Partnership Starts With Upgraded Dyno For Hybrid, EV Tests

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Matt Roush

 A new partnership between Johnson Controls Inc. and Lawrence TechnologicalUniversity is starting with an advanced dynamometer to test advanced vehicle powertrain and energy storage concepts, and could lead to a whole lot more.

MaryAnn Wright, vice president of engineering and product development for Johnson Controls’ power solutions business, said the partnership will be modeled on one JCI already has with the University of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee and Madison campuses.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, JCI’s work with UW focuses primarily on the battery itself and developing new battery chemistry technologies. The new partnership will involve LTU research on energy storage systems with the vehicle environment as well as modeling, simulation and vehicle testing.

“When I came to Johnson Controls we evaluated our external partnerships and relationships, and Lawrence Tech became a pretty natural extension of some of the things we’re doing with the University of Wisconsin,” said Wright, who joined Lawrence Tech’s board last year.

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