Motor controller unit

  • 14-Jan-2011 01:10 EST
Mitsubishi.jpg

Mitsubishi Electric integrated a motor and controller into the world’s smallest and lightest motor controller unit for electric power steering in automobiles, according to the company. This next-generation motor controller unit is half in volume and 70% in weight compared to the company’s current products with equal output, contributing to the enhanced fuel efficiency of automobiles. Steering assistance capabilities have been upgraded by improving the output performance of the motor by 30% through optimization of the electromagnetic design and use of the company’s original Poki-poki motor, which incorporates technologies that increase coil density. This prototype motor controller unit also features a control algorithm developed to provide steering sensation and stability. Mitsubishi Electric is slated to provide the motor controller unit to automobile and steering manufacturers in the near future.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-11-13
Lengthy automotive development and production cycles have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. While that’s changed a bit, many young companies still find it difficult to work with OEMs.
2016-11-13
Focused on the near-term safety-improvement potential underlying autonomous-driving technology, Toyota - counter to much of the auto industry - sees real promise in developing SAE Level 2-3 systems.
2016-11-15
Tanktwo, a Finland-based startup company is rethinking the basic battery cell and challenging the fundamental economics and operational assumptions of EVs. The ingenious concept is worth engineers' attention.
2016-11-14
Conti’s 48-V system will be standard equipment on both gasoline and diesel versions of the Scenic Hybrid Assist model. It is the first of multiple 48-V production announcements coming over the next few years.

Related Items

Article
2016-11-15
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-10-25