The purpose of the S4V project is to investigate the viability of the application of the technology of controlled electromagnetic fields (CMF), patented by Ontech, to the field of the automotive industry. Currently there are numerous technologies applied to the field of safety (safety and security) in the automotive sector. There are many types of sensors that are currently integrated into vehicles with the intention of measuring different contour variables that make the driving of the vehicle safer, ensuring the integrity of its occupants, and the value of the asset itself.

The challenge of this project lies in using Ontech's CMF technology, to cover the current demands within the sector with a single technology, thus reducing costs of integration both physically and logically. Furthermore, the very nature of the technology means that the same sensing system can be used as an anti-theft alarm system once the vehicle is parked, following the philosophy of the Wardiam® product line.

The specific aims of this project are:

  • Development of technology based on the patented Controlled Magnetic Fields (CMF) applied to the automotive sector and the safety associated with the sector. This will allow for Ontech to enter a strategic sector for the company and serve as a spearhead for new future developments.
  • Study of the impact of vehicle speed on the detection of field variations. Estimation of safety distance and braking time. Increase, insomuch as is possible, the detection distance of the electromagnetic field.
  • Development of shield, as an insulation element between body and electrode, and as a coupling mitigator between adjacent electrodes.
  • Creation of a datase, with specific data collected during the tests that will allow to study the desired security casuistry, and that will be used for the development of robbery prevention algorithms, based on artificial intelligence techniques.
  • Study the feasibility of the S4V technology as a preliminary phase to the development of a homologated product for its application to the field of automotive safety.
  • Unify under the same sensing technology some of the current concepts that include safety during driving, and that of the vehicle itself.
  • Development of new detection algorithms (preventive detection, intrusion, collision detection and detection of vehicle occupants).

Given that the automotive sector is a strategic sector for the company, one of the specific aims of this project is the study of the ISO16949 standard, establishing the S4V technology design under its framework.

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