“ELECTRICAL ASSISTANTS” IN THE CAR
In modern vehicles, actuators have an increasingly important role to play as “electrical assistants”, making the experience of driving safer, more comfortable and efficient. Megatrends that will make actuators indispensable in the future include:
- The environment (e.g. downsizing, fuel economy, CO2 reductions)
- Comfort (e.g. automatic control of doors, tank caps/tailgates/trunk lids, storage compartments, seat and head rest locking and unlocking)
- Safety (e.g. assurance of brake boosting, automatic headlamp cleaning)
Actuators also must contend with challenges such as increasingly limited space for installation, more extreme ambient conditions (e.g. very high temperatures, vibration, splash water) and the demand for greater precision and enhanced reliability.
Building on a success story in the development and manufacture of actuators going back more than 40 years, HELLA offers an innovative product range precisely tailored to these increasingly stringent demands.
This range includes engine compartment actuators, vacuum pumps, body actuators, headlamp cleaning systems and relays.