Land Rover Stress Test Latest Range

Mon 8th Aug 2022

Iconic British car brand Land Rover has built a reputation for putting their test vehicles through every available scenario to ensure that the vehicle is able to handle all weathers and all terrains.

But the company has now gone one step further by creating a bespoke environment to check how a vehicle’s in-car technology might react to electro-magnetic interference which is a consequence of driving on a battery electric engine.

The firm's new vehicle laboratory features two anechoic chambers: an electrically 'quiet' rolling road that enables engineers to test vehicles at speed, as well as equipment to evaluate the performance of individual components, such as batteries or electric motors. Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, 4G, 5G, adaptive cruise control, wireless charging, and blind spot monitoring are all examples of vehicle services and features that will be assessed for EMC.

Jaguar Land Rover has just opened a new testing facility to prepare for the future of electrified and connected vehicles.

A new facility at Gaydon, UK, will ensure that future vehicles meet current and future EMC legislation and quality standards for connectivity and electronics. The new Range Rover Sport, which was launched in May, was the first vehicle to undergo a custom testing programme at the facility.

The purpose of vehicle EMC is to ensure that electrical equipment and systems function properly in their electromagnetic environment. By minimizing the unintentional generation, transmission, and receipt of electromagnetic energy, unwanted consequences such as electromagnetic interference are avoided.

“The importance of testing our vehicles for electromagnetic compatibility cannot be underestimated,” said Peter Phillips, Senior Manager, Electromagnetics and Compliance at Jaguar Land Rover. “Opening this new testing facility is an important step forward for the business and it will play a crucial role in helping us deliver quality, legal, and customer satisfaction.”