The simple answer is yes – specialty polymers can protect sensitive ADAS electronics – but with greater design freedom and less weight than aluminum.
The need for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features, like back up cameras and lane departure warnings as standard safety components, is clear. And as technology improves and performance demands increase, so does the quantity and sophistication of the electronics.
Protecting these electronics with durable housings that won’t dramatically increase the overall weight of the car can be challenging, especially if you consider an aluminum housing as your only option.
Advanced polymers for ADAS housings can provide critical static and shielding protection for the electronics, while also decreasing the overall weight footprint on the car as compared to aluminum. And, you can incorporate more functionality into tighter spaces through the increased design freedom that advanced polymers provide.
Yes, specialty polymer formulations are a proven path to lighter weight and easier processing versus aluminum. They offer the performance needed to protect your ADAS components. And because these materials are injection moldable, you have more freedom to design smaller, more compact housings that fit more electronics without sacrificing performance.
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