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, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 46–49 | Cite as

Redundant Power Grid for an Autonomous Driving Vehicle

  • Massimo Venturi
  • Klaus Dollhopf
  • Steffen Wandres
  • Daniel Hotzy

Electric mobility, smart mobility, autonomous driving - these are the key words dominating the discussion about future mobility. The automotive industry, the supplier base, public discourse, and the political arena are focused on these topics. In this article Eberspächer Controls describes how a separation of sub-power grids can guarantee the safety-relevant functions in case of overvoltage or undervoltage.

Battery electric vehicles in various power train configurations are emerging worldwide. [1] Several automobile manufacturers are intensively working on the next challenge of future mobility: Autonomous Driving (AD). This is where the megatrends of electric, autonomous, and connected mobility are merging. Several studies forecast that, with the introduction of autonomous driving, the number of vehicle accidents as well as the casualties could be reduced significantly. [2]

One of the key elements for the commercialization of AD vehicles is the general safety and the handling of...



The authors thank their colleagues Fabian Brauss and Michael Kriessl for their great creativity in developing innovative switching solutions.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Venturi
    • 1
  • Klaus Dollhopf
    • 2
  • Steffen Wandres
    • 3
  • Daniel Hotzy
  1. 1.Eberspächer Controls GmbH & Co. KGLandauGermany
  2. 2.Eberspächer Controls GmbH & Co. KGLandauGermany
  3. 3.berspächer Controls GmbH & Co. KGLandauGermany

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