Carry out a project Join us
Homme devant plusieurs écrans sur différents logiciels de développement

Controlling and monitoring smart batteries SAFT

Saft is a world leader in the design and production of high-tech batteries for industry. The group is present in numerous sectors, e.g. aerospace, rail transport, telecommunications, health and energy storage.

Controlling and monitoring smart batteries


The Software Engineering department aims to create a generic platform to manage and monitor its smart batteries: the CUBE project which emerged at the start of 2018. This is a company funded project, given that our client is in Saft’s “System” department.Its first external client was the European Osmose project for the Grid contract.

Controlling and monitoring smart batteries

Our support

We work in technical support on the client’s premises, integrated into other teams on the Software Engineering service platform. We have implemented a continuous integration and delivery process which allows us to ensure good product quality and be able to develop new features without any risk of regressions.

The steps are:

  • Creating the Linux image
  • Deployment on target
  • Running automatic tests
  • Delivery of the various artifacts
  • Test results 

Vincent, Linux expert (support drivers, COTS) and embedded C/C++ developer contributes his knowledge in the “Yocto Project” Linux distribution creation system and is responsible for bringing together the different software components in a “home-based” Linux distribution.
Groupe de personnes d'Apside Nantes en open space en train de travailler derrière leurs ordinateurs

Controlling and monitoring smart batteries

Our teams

The team is made up of about 10 subcontractors, made up of:

  • 1 project manager (Apside employee) who reports directly to the department head
  • 3 Web and Cloud application developers (Spring/Azure)
  • 2 C/C++ embedded developers (including me)
  • 1 test manager (manual and automatic)
  • 2 cybersecurity specialists to comply with the IEC 62443 standard.

We work using the Scrum method, by completing three-week Sprints.With the client working in a “V” cycle, we are trying to reconcile the two approaches by adjusting the Agile method to their needs. Our team does not have an architect or technical lead, each person is experienced in their field and contributes their own solutions, and decision-making is collegial.

Agilité, planning poker

The CUBE project is a pilot project at Saft.We are laying the foundations for a new software development process for the service, in keeping with the most common best practices.The use of a commercially available ruggedised PC (x86) running Linux instead of complex electronic cards is also a new paradigm at Saft. As a result a generic and modular platform can be implemented that can be integrated into existing and future products. Currently, we are starting the R-CUBE project, a variation of CUBE for the railway sector, which will be used to monitor Saft batteries in the TGV designed for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.


Our expertise at the service of your needs

Our projects benefit from the expertise of our renowned experts. Thanks to this expertise, the emergence of innovative solutions tailored to your needs is guaranteed.

Carry out a project

Do you have an idea for a project, but you don't know where to start? Our team of experts is ready to assist you. Contact us today to discuss your project and find out how we can work together to make it happen.

Contact us


The personal data collected by Apside, in the capacity of data controller, from this form is required to process your request for information. It is sent to our Communications Department and our sales teams. This includes your surname, first name, phone number and email address. The conditions applicable to their processing are detailed in our confidentiality policy.

As required by the RGPD, you have the right to information, access, opposition, correction, limitation, deletion and portability of your data, which you may exercise by contacting our Data Protection Officer:

Either by email: [email protected]

Or by post: Apside – 4 place des Ailes – 92100 Boulogne Billancourt)

This Website is also protected by reCAPTCHA. By giving your consent to process the form, you also accept Google’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.