Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a subsidiary of Tata Motors since 2008, has unveiled its new center for testing next-generation vehicles for radio and electrical interference.
The automobile company’s Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) facility situated at Gaydon in the UK will ensure that future electric vehicles comply with legislation, both current and further ones. It will have standards for quality as regards network functionality, interoperability, and electronics.
With the increase in the build of electric vehicles and digital services that come with them, it is important to test for EMC to assure quality, giving legal and customer satisfaction.
The opening of the state-of-the-art test center, according to Jaguar Landrover’s senior manager for electronics and compliance, Peter Philips, will help to meet the company’s overarching objective.
He 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.’
Jaguar Landrover’s goal is to meet all requirements that must be satisfied to present clients with top-notch quality, fulfill all legal prerequisites and win the customer’s approval.
Electromagnetic Compatibility is a crucial factor of vehicular functionality. It determines how well electrical systems and equipment perform correctly in their electromagnetic environment. The EMC restricts accidental production, transmission, and reception of electromagnetic energy to minimize the risks of undesirable outcomes or signals.
Undesirable outcomes generally are called interference and could result in distortion or inaccuracy in a vehicle’s operational or guidance system.
To avoid unprecedented events, testing the next generational vehicles is of vital importance and must always be considered.
The new vehicle laboratory built by Jaguar Landrover (JLR) prominently features two non-reflective compartments. The first is an electrically silent rolling roadway that allows engineers to carry out comprehensive assessments of vehicles at varying speeds.
The second chamber houses cutting edge equipment that evaluates the functionality of separate component modules such as the electric motors and batteries. In addition, both specific and advanced features, as well as vehicular services, will be tested for EMC.
These include blind spot monitoring, 4G, 5G, WiFi, adaptive cruise control, GPS, Bluetooth, and wireless charging capabilities. Furthermore, EMC testing is indispensable due to the high-tech advances, innovations, and enhancements that have taken the automotive industry by storm.
The full-fledged operational take-off of this high-tech futuristic site in Gaydon validates the depth of Jaguar Landrover’s dedication to ensuring that customers get the most sophisticated, in-vehicle connectivity. When the New Range Rover Sport launched in May, it went through a bespoke testing program at the facility.
Jaguar Landrover is accelerating the electrification of its vehicular assets via its innovative and unique Reimagine strategy. This can be seen through its redefinition of modern luxury by design visible through its conspicuous British product varieties.
The current Jaguar Landrover model range covers fully electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild-hybrid vehicles, including the most recent petrol and diesel engines.
Following this new facility, JLR will provide nameplates in electric forms by 2039.
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