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AVAS sound system
Integrated sound system helps electric vehicle OEMs comply with mandatory AVAS legislation.
To ensure safety on the road, as of 1 July 2019, all new types of electric and hybrid vehicles in the European Union (EU) must be equipped with an ‘Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System’ or AVAS. Specifically, these vehicles must emit a sound to alert other road users when travelling below 20 kilometres per hour or when they reverse.Read more about the AVAS sound system
Smart valve block for sensor cleaning
‘Always clean’ sensors and cameras for drive assist systems and autonomous vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles and drive assist systems make crucial driving decisions faster than the blink of an eye. They do so using input from sensors, processors and actuators. If the sensors embedded in the vehicle are not perfectly clean in all weather conditions, the vehicle will have to stop using the system that depends on that sensor. As vehicles become ‘smarter’ all the time, clean sensors will be ‘mission critical’. A dirty sensor means the vehicle cannot continue its journey.Read more about the sensor cleaning
Battery cooling valve
Battery cooling valve and ECU optimise battery performance and safety in hybrid and electric cars
For hybrid and electric cars, temperature has a significant impact on the performance and lifespan of the car’s battery pack. Overheating through a process called ‘thermal runaway’ can even put passengers’ safety at risk. So, ensuring batteries always operate at their optimal temperature – especially when multiple batteries are combined – is top-of-mind for development teams.Read more about the battery cooling
Safety brake for collaborative robots
Big potential in small robotics: compact electromagnetic brake with large inner diameter.
The market for robotics is growing significantly, for industrial robots and also for smaller collaborative robots, also called ‘cobots’. This translates into big potential for safety brakes, an essential component of all robots. Safety brakes ensure that loads are held securely or brought to a fast standstill during a power failure or emergency stop.Read more about the safety brake