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By Sanjay Misra, Sr., Scientific Principal, Henkel & Robert Kokx, RLE Safety is of critical importance in any vehicle, regardless of propulsion system. While electric vehicles (EVs) are required to meet the same Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as conventional vehicles powered by internal combustion engines (ICEs), they present new safety challenges. To mitigate these […]

By Rajaey Kased, Business Development Manager, ADAS, and Jeff Koehler, Senior Business Development Manager, ADAS/Safety/Chassis Behind the functionality of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and new autonomous vehicle technologies is a complex electronic network that powers all of the microcomputers, microprocessors, sensors, cameras, lidars and radars that make these systems seemingly […]

Vehicle lightweighting is a continuing pursuit for automotive designers. What started as a way to reduce emissions has become an imperative as automakers (OEMs) continuously innovate to remove even more weight to make way for battery packs that power battery electric vehicles (BEVs). With the skateboard design used for most BEVs, battery packs run nearly […]

As the global market for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) continues to grow, electrification is shaping the future of automotive design. Electrification systems are more powerful and intricate than ever before to power the battery pack, drivetrain and in-vehicle technologies. To accommodate these complex systems and optimize their effectiveness, vehicle designs are changing at the structural […]

Electronics are critical vehicle systems. As the complexity of these systems continues to grow with the use of numerous advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on each vehicle, it is anticipated that in-vehicle electronics will continue to grow by 15% over the next 10 years, representing up to 50% of a vehicle’s total value! The majority […]

Connected and autonomous vehicles are going to change the nature of the driving experience. The interior of the vehicle will act as a central hub of information for passengers. As a result of this shift, IHS predicts the automotive touch panel market will expand from 28 million units in 2013 to 86 million units in […]

The adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is on the rise. With the European mandate that all vehicles sold in 2025 and beyond are battery-powered, the fact that more BEVs were sold in China in 2018 than in all world regions combined, and the global nature of the automotive industry, BEVs are moving toward a […]

Electric vehicles (EVs) are charging ahead and transforming the automotive industry. The lithium-ion battery packs used to power EVs now not only match the strength and reliability of internal combustion engines (ICE), but are expected to exceed ICE performance. Because of these demands, EV batteries, which are the driver of the EV propulsion system, present […]

The car of the future will be electric – that much is clear. However, manufacturers still face some major challenges before comprehensive and emissions-free electromobility becomes a reality. In particular, the complex battery technology, weighing 500 kilograms on average, changes vehicle construction and design. This is why new, lightweight concepts are needed to enable final […]

Global automakers are making battery electric vehicles (BEV) a top priority. The key to adoption is addressing consumer demands, including comfortable, quiet interior cabins, as well as longer battery ranges which are closer inline with conventional internal combustion engines (ICEs). These market changes require acoustic and structural solutions that promote lightweight alternatives aligning with battery […]