Land Rover, part of the Tata Motors Group, has taken another step towards a new era of
electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next
generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) laboratory at Gaydon in the UK, will ensure
future vehicles meet current and future legislation and quality standards for
connectivity and electronics. New Range Rover Sport, which launched in May, was
the first vehicle to undergo a bespoke testing programme at the in-house
critical aspect of vehicle performance, EMC is the ability of electrical
equipment and systems to function correctly in their electromagnetic
environment. It works by limiting the unintentional generation, propagation and
reception of electromagnetic energy to reduce the risk of unwanted effects such
as electromagnetic interference.
Land Rover’s new vehicle laboratory features two anechoic chambers: an
electrically ‘quiet’ rolling road that enables engineers to test vehicles at
speed, as well as equipment to assess the performance of individual components,
such as batteries or electric motors. Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, 4G, 5G, adaptive cruise
control, wireless charging and blind spot monitoring are all examples of
vehicle services and features that the facility will test for EMC.
Phillips, Senior Manager, Electromagnetics and Compliance at Jaguar Land Rover,
said: “The importance of testing our vehicles for electromagnetic compatibility
cannot be underestimated. Opening this new testing facility is an important
step forward for the business and it will play a crucial role in helping us
deliver quality, legal, and customer satisfaction.”
industry advances set to increase the number of electric powertrains and the
range of digital and cloud-based services on vehicles, from
Software-Over-The-Air updates to autonomous technology, testing for EMC is
crucial to delivering quality, legal, and customer satisfaction. This new
facility demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to giving customers the
most advanced in-vehicle connectivity as the business accelerates
electrification through its Reimagine strategy.
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