LTU Partners with Johnson Controls on Battery Research

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SOUTHFIELD — Johnson Controls will partner with Lawrence Technological University to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system.

The research will facilitate Johnson Controls’ ongoing efforts to help automakers meet fuel economy and emissions standards, help consumers save money at the pump, and deliver improved vehicle performance and functionality. Johnson Controls will donate and install state-of-the-art test equipment and deploy technical resources to the university to propel academic and applied research into optimizing vehicle and battery design.

“We believe strongly in building the next generation of technical leaders through academic partnerships,” said MaryAnn Wright, vice president of engineering and product development. “Our partnership with LTU is an example of our commitment to developing new battery technologies. It is also an investment in both the future of academic research in energy management as well as the development of the talent pipeline for our industry.”

LTU is leveraging its faculty expertise and research facilities in energy storage systems, electrification applications, modeling and simulation, and vehicle testing to assist Johnson Controls in meeting its research and development objectives.

For more information, visit johnsoncontrols.com

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