- Vehicle sensors
Enhancing the safety of electric and hybrid vehicles
Insulation monitoring for cars, motor racing and commercial vehicles
Bender vehicle sensors ensure electrical safety in electric and hybrid vehicles
In recent years significant growth in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles has led to a steady uptake in the adoption in use and purchase of new generation vehicles. With the Road to Zero meaning the end for new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, the demand for electric vehicles will continue to escalate.
Bender pioneered the development of an insulation monitoring device for vehicles, which ensures the safety of the vehicle’s battery and motor. The IR155 product range enables continuous measurement of the insulation resistance to monitor the condition on the AC and DC side of the electrical drive system. By monitoring the complete drive system, effective protection against electric shock and the risk of fire is provided on all vehicles.
Recommended systems for insulation monitoring:
Recommended systems for insulation fault location:
Electrically propelled road vehicles - Safety specifications - Part 3: Protection of persons against electric shock
Insulation monitoring for commercial vehicles
Electrical safety for trucks, buses and industrial trucks
Electric and hybrid power is increasingly being used in utility vehicles (lorries, buses, forklift trucks) because it is more economical and efficient than conventional petrol or diesel engines. Bender insulation monitoring devices monitor the complete electrical drive system of electric and hybrid vehicles in the utility vehicle, offering effective protection against electric shock and minimising the fire risk.
Electrical safety for customised vehicles
Bender’s extensive engineering and research teams support the development of prototype platforms and projects. With in-house design, manufacture and test facilities, Bender can produce, trial and approve customised solutions for new build vehicle and charging projects in accordance with customer specifications.
Special projects such as racing cars and military vehicles, or vehicle upgrades can be supported with customised variants of existing technologies in finished products or sub-assemblies.