Charged EVs | Leoni develops wiring methods with zonal architectures

Leoni, a provider of wiring methods, has collectively designed a wiring system with an automotive producer to permit the automated manufacturing of cable sub-harnesses, resembling for bumpers.

Leoni’s zonal architectures allow automotive producers to cut back the whole price of possession (TCO) of wiring methods and to reorganize manufacturing processes and provide chains. A zonal structure divides the wiring system into zones, during which a zone controller will independently carry out sub-tasks resembling energy distribution or information administration to and from the sensors and actuators. 

Inside a number of years, the primary zonal structure (zonal method 1.0) will probably be mass-produced. Leoni is growing clever ideas and methods for the manufacturing of small, and later bigger, cable harnesses. Preliminary analyses from present tasks present that zonal structure might lower the burden of wire harnesses by 10%, the corporate mentioned.

“Even within the growth section, the unavoidable short-term adjustments might be built-in extra simply and thus extra rapidly into the general structure,” mentioned Walter Glück, CTO of Leoni’s WSD Wiring Programs Division. “The identical applies to mannequin upkeep measures and ongoing growth of the wiring system structure within the occasion of a mannequin change.”

Supply: Leoni