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Evolution and Analysis of EMC Specifications at a Major Automotive OEM

The history and insight into how the EMC specifications and procedures evolved at one automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Other present-day OEM specifications are more similar than different mostly due to the extensive reference to international standards which these OEMs have taken part in developing (e.g., EMC committees). Knowing this history should help today’s EMC practitioners, especially those new to the discipline, gain some insight into the implementation and limitations of test procedures and when to be flexible in analyzing test results.

Everything You Need to Know About EV Battery and BMS Testing in Validation and Production Scenarios

EV batteries and battery packs are complex systems, requiring a comprehensive design and testing strategy to help ensure safe and efficient electrical power.

Assessing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in Vehicles

As they become more commonplace in today’s motor vehicles, advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) require a unique set of testing procedures that include repeatability of the trigger mechanism in a safe, controlled environment to accurately measure their effectiveness.

FCC Overhauls 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi and Auto Safety

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has redesignated a portion of the 5.9 GHz...

Defining Product Grounding in the Automotive EMC Test Plan

This article presents the importance of defining product case and load simulator grounding in an automotive EMC test plan.
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Considerations for Second Life Assessment of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle batteries may have as much as 80% usable capacity when they are no longer suitable for powering motor vehicles. This article explores the post automotive options for these components, and discusses important considerations regarding their use.

China Certification Authority CNCA Announces Important Changes to CCC Regulations

The latest announcement by Chinese Certification Authority CNCA has a significant impact on many automotive suppliers and car manufacturers. Several products were removed from the list of products that require compulsory product certification. Other products must now obtain a CCC Self-Declaration.

China Eliminates Compulsory CCC Certification for Certain Automotive Products

China’s Certificate and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) has taken steps to ease the regulatory approval...

Charging Your Electric Vehicle In 10 Minutes Or Less

Researchers from Penn State University have devised a new way to fully charge the battery in an electric vehicle in just ten minutes.

Issues & Answers: Environmental Testing for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Autonomous and connected vehicles are taking the world by storm. How do we ensure proper safety and reliability for critical hardware like LIDAR, radar, cameras, and more?
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