As the automotive industry continues to develop, what many are predicting to be the next generation of vehicles, there are many concerns about the ultimate safety of these vehicles and the potential hazards they may create, that human-driven automobiles do not.
From a materials and product testing perspective, these vehicles will still have to go through very similar testing programmes as the cars of today do. These will typically involve all parts of the automotive including Engines, Fuel systems, Automotive glass, Batteries, Running Boards, Hoses and After-market components.
However, where autonomous vehicles differ significantly is in the embedded control systems and how they interact with all the relevant internal components in the vehicle, and everything in the external environment such as traffic control systems, other vehicles, and pedestrians. It is this that will become the critical part of the testing, inspection and certification process and will ultimately determine the vehicles acceptance by consumers and therefore the critical success factor of the vehicle itself.
Elements vast experience in both automotive testing, together with our extensive wired and wireless technologies knowledge, make us the ideal partner to support all Automotive OEM’s as they continue to enhance their existing platforms with ever-increasing levels of functionality, to help them to successfully bring their next generation of autonomous, self-drive vehicles to market.
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Battery Testing
We perform validation testing on Li-ion and Ni-MH battery cells, modules, ultracapacitors and packs to ensure the safety and performance of your products.
Find out how Element's comprehensive services can help you bring innovative electronic systems to market that will interact safely and seamlessly with other electrical components and accessories.
Automotive EMC Testing
Element’s automotive EMC testing services ensure the safety of your electric components, systems and sub-assemblies, meet EMC requirements for E-Mark certification and get to market as quickly as possible.
Automotive Buzz Squeak and Rattle Testing
Element’s large multiaxial silent shaker can perform buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR) testing with fast turnaround times on automotive components up to 700lbs, to help manufacturers create quieter products.
Automotive Hose Testing
Accurate and reliable automotive hose testing programs from Element help ensure that your critical hoses, lines, and flow systems will work under the most stringent standards.
Element’s unique electromagnetic sled has the highest level of accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency when compared to any other sled system currently available on the market.