Just as a neuron is the basic working unit of the human brain and nervous system, zone control solutions sit at the intersection of the vehicle brain and nervous system. They transmit critical data from sensors and peripherals while delivering power to systems throughout the vehicle in a highly optimized and cost-effective way.
With a few strategically placed zone controllers, OEMs can reduce complexity and costs while putting in place important elements of Smart Vehicle Architecture™ systems. As power and data hubs, zone controllers enable:
Aptiv recognized the need for zone controllers because we have a unique view of the vehicle brain and nervous system through our experience with the full electrical and electronic architecture. We understand the challenges that emerge as OEMs build software-defined vehicles and enable autonomous mobility, and will continue to develop innovations like zone controllers to meet those challenges.