Jaguar Land Rover has announced the opening of a laboratory to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference. The opening of the new lab is another step towards an electrified future for Jaguar Land Rover, as the entire Jaguar and Land Rover range will be available in all-electric versions by 2030.
Compliance of future vehicles with legislation and quality standards for wireless connections and electronics will be ensured by the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratory in Gaydon, UK. The first car to be individually tested in the new lab was the Range Rover Sport, introduced in May this year.
The ability of electrical equipment and systems to function flawlessly in an electromagnetic environment is critical. Electromagnetic compatibility limits the unintentional generation, propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy. All this is done in order to reduce the risk of unwanted effects, in particular electromagnetic interference.
Jaguar Land Rover’s new automotive lab has two acoustic anechoic chambers: an electrically “quiet” roller dyno for testing cars at speed, and equipment for evaluating the performance of individual components such as batteries or electric motors. Features and services available in Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will also be tested for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, 4G, 5G, adaptive cruise control, wireless charging and blind spot monitoring.
New technologies are constantly evolving, so testing vehicles at EMC is critical to providing quality services: the demand for electric vehicles is increasing, the range of digital and cloud services for cars is expanding, from software updates to autonomous technologies. Jaguar Land Rover, as part of its Reimagine strategy, is reimagining the future of modern luxury: the company’s goal is zero carbon emissions in logistics chains, products and manufacturing operations by 2039.