Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles rely on different battery recharging technologies to power controllers and the vehicle’s traction drive.
A Tesla Model S using its Driver Assistance System was involved in a fatal accident that has been reviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board, which recently released its findings in a Specialist’s Factual Report.
Autonomous vehicles present challenges to automakers, drivers, and the federal government, as well as associated software and hardware designers. Therefore, mass-produced autonomous vehicles must be rigorously tested.
Deployment of high-voltage battery systems in traction drives employed in EV/HEVs has raised concerns for human safety. Exposure to hazardous high voltages may occur due to deterioration of cable insulation materials or by accidental events...