Autoliv & Mersen to Deliver Devices for Electric Vehicles
Worldwide leader in automotive safety systems Autoliv Inc and global expert in electrical power and advanced materials Mersen announced
Worldwide leader in automotive safety systems Autoliv Inc and global expert in electrical power and advanced materials Mersen announced a joint collaboration to develop devices that will help make electric vehicles safer. Unlike traditional passenger cars, which function with a 12-volt electrical system, today’s advanced electric vehicles can have systems with more than 500 volts. In an accident, those high voltage systems may pose a greater risk of catching fire, potentially harming occupants and first responders.
The Autoliv and Mersen collaboration will produce disconnect devices that utilizes Autoliv’s proven pyrotechnical safety switch, Pyroswitch, technology and Mersen’s fuse hybridization concepts, to create affordable devices that can disconnect up to 1000-volt power source in milliseconds, before dangerous arcing can occur.