Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an essential prerequisite for key trends in connectivity, autonomous driving, shared and electric transmission termed as “CASE” in the automotive industry. Daimler opened a new test room for EMC and radio frequency (RF) antenna systems at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center (MTC) in Sindelfingen, Germany. It has invested around 50 million euros in the creation of this new facility.
The new reverb room enables efficient and complete EMC measurements, thanks to new measuring methods for fast and realistic measurement of vehicle antennas. The complex simulation of mobile communication services around the world in the new antenna test room allows the development of the system in terms of maximum data protection.
The test facility of the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center (MTC) is among the most high-tech facilities in the automotive industry. It defines protocols for the complete protection of vehicles with new testing and measuring methods that were developed in conjunction with the Technical University of Ilmenau (Thuringia), TU Munich and others.
A Mercedes-Benz passenger car will have more than 200 control units. An S-class vehicle has more than five kilometers of cables. On the one hand, electromagnetic compatibility must be ensure that the electronic components installed in the vehicle do not generate interference that is likely to interfere with other vehicles or devices.
On the other hand, there are a large number of electromagnetic waves that hit a vehicle from the outside. Cars should, therefore, be crafted in such a way that their electronic components and mainly significant functions, such as driver assistance systems, engine control, are not affected. For this reason, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle goes through several EMC tests before being approved.
All frequency bands and services available anywhere in the world can be issued in the lobby, which is essential for mobile communication, navigation, and automatic steering.
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