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High voltage drive systems and the collision repairer – part 3

By Andrew Marsh, 07.06.13
Posted in Public | Technology Trends
fuel cell
What about hydrogen? Fuel cell powered vehicles (generating electricity without combustion) will finally move from a lease only fleet experiment to mainstream by 2020, but does require a re-think of the fuel strategy to finally gain traction in the mass market by 2030. Fuel cell technology relies on pure hydrogen to re-form with oxygen drawn ...

High voltage drive systems and the collision repairer – part 4

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Public | Technology Trends
High voltage drive systems and the collision repairer
How does this affect repairers? Most of the electric driveline will have its own cooling system to enable more performance to be extracted from a given size / weight of sub-assemblies. That means new additional sub-systems. The drive motor, power controller and voltage stabilizer systems all require cooling. First generation systems relied on air, but ...

High voltage drive systems and the collision repairer – part 5

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Public | Technology Trends
High voltage drive systems and the collision repairer_the future
The biggest risk for repairers? The big message is to check over the high voltage system via the diagnostic system before a vehicle is repaired. In this way the operational health of the high voltage system can be rapidly established, and the judgement made about the effect of the accident on the system. If this ...

Diagnostics and the vehicle collision business – part 1

By Andrew Marsh, 22.03.13
Posted in Public | Technology Trends
Bosch aftermarket diagnostics system
Ever since the advent of electronic fuel injection systems, vehicle diagnostics have been with the aftermarket in one form or another – so than means for more than 40 years. As safety critical systems (airbags, ABS, ESC, e-PAS) as well as multiplexed body systems have become common place, so the requirements of diagnostic systems have ...

Diagnostics and the vehicle collision business – part 2

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Public | Technology Trends
Diagnostics and the vehicle collision business
The big assumption. A vehicle is built up in the manufacturing plant, and right at the end of the assembly line all of the software for all of the modules is down loaded, at the same time the vehicle is primed with all fluids. The manufacturer than makes a huge assumption about the vehicle when ...
 
 
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