Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new place to test its next-generation cars for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Future cars will meet current and future regulations and quality standards for connectivity and electronics thanks to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory in Gaydon, England. The Range Rover Sport was the first vehicle to undergo a custom test program unveiled in May at the new test facility.
An essential factor in a car's performance is its ability to function properly in its electromagnetic environment, known as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). It limits the accidental creation, spread, and reception of electromagnetic energy. This cuts down on the chance of harmful effects like electromagnetic interference.
The new test facilities at Jaguar Land Rover include an electrically "silent" rolling road so that engineers can test cars at high speeds, as well as equipment that evaluates the performance of individual components, such as batteries or electric motors. At the facility, EMC testing will be done on services and features like adaptive cruise control, wireless charging, and Blind Spot Monitoring in cars.
"We must ensure that our cars are electromagnetically compatible," says Peter Phillips, a Jaguar Land Rover's Electromagnetics and Compliance department senior manager. "As a result of our new test facility, we will be able to deliver quality, comply with the law and improve customer satisfaction. "
It's only a matter of time before the number of electric powertrains and the variety of digital and cloud-based automobile services grow. Because of this, EMC testing is critical to the delivery of high-quality products, adherence to legal requirements, and improved customer satisfaction. Through its Reimagine strategy, Jaguar Land Rover is speeding up the use of electric cars and giving customers the most advanced ways to connect to the internet in their cars.