Source: Hella announcement
Peachtree City, Ga. – Although HELLA first started out in lighting electronics back in 1899, today it has become an integral supplier of vehicle electronics solutions.
The number and complexity of the electronic components used in vehicles has increased over the past few years. Up to 30 percent of the value of a well-equipped new car is down to its electrical, and more importantly – its electronic systems.
That is not a question of fashion, but the result of consumers increasing demands for safety, convenience and infotainment. However, anything installed in a car is liable to fail someday.
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In 2007, the ADAC determined that 52 percent of all breakdowns are caused by faulty software or electronics. By 2021, experts predict that figure will be more than 60 percent. Meanwhile, the need for competent diagnostics, electronic spares and technical services is at an all-time high.
HELLA’s product portfolio expansion ranges from complex body electronics, such as central control units and access systems, to various electronics components including sensors and vacuum pumps.
In addition, HELLA is an industry leader in the rapidly growing energy management and driver assistance systems segments (ADAS), offering a wide range of attractive innovations.
And as modern engines wouldn’t perform smoothly without them, HELLA’s perfectly functioning sensors give the engine management system reliably measured values for perfect driving comfort and safety.
One constant safety indicator HELLA PAGID takes great pride in is its wheel speed sensors (ABS). Additionally, HELLA’s electronics portfolio offers the perfect solution providing original-equipment (OE) expertise with actuators, ignition coils, EGR valves, throttle value supports, positioning elements for central locking and changeover valves.
A focus in HELLA developmental projects is always placed on products that increase driver safety and comfort. Included in this category is the rain/light sensor for windshields.
The automatic wiper switch relieves the driver of the need to operate the relevant levers and the integrated light sensor controls the switching on and off of the low beam when confronted by different lighting conditions or during tunnel driving.
With the further development of 77GHz and 24GHz radar technology, HELLA also demonstrates its high level of expertise in the field of radar sensor technology. The compact sensor design creates new possibilities for integration, such as in the side of the vehicle.
This enables a 360° view of environment recognition for identifying any moving objects around the vehicle, like pedestrians or even static objects. This is an important safety feature, especially in environments which require blind spot detection.
HELLA OE expertise and know-how is transferred to the aftermarket segment with an extensive product portfolio and wide vehicle coverage.
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