Electrification in vehicles has been increasing steadily for many years. This has also resulted in a rise in demand for sensors. These are used in comfort areas, such as for adjusting the seat position, as well in safety-critical functions, such as steering and braking.
When anti-lock braking systems (ABS) were introduced, sensors were used that served only to recognize locking of the wheels. Today, however, high-resolution wheel-speed sensors are used, which supply the electronic stability program (ESP) with data so that the vehicle can be specifically stabilized in critical driving situations through braking of the individual wheels.
Last but not least, the new market of eMobility is introducing more fields of application for sensors. Here, precise and highly dynamic current measurement is required during while driving and at charging stations.
As quantity and quality play a big role in the automotive industry, the sensors must be optimally aligned to the application. Over the past few years, Sensitec has delivered over 100 million sensors to the automotive industry – the result of optimized processes and the highest standards of quality!
The following application examples give you an insight into where our MagnetoResistive sensors are used in the automotive industry.