Bosch has developed a new system that aims to reduce the likelihood of an electric vehicle’s battery fire and electric shock in the event of a traffic accident.
Many potential buyers of cars with an electric power plant express concerns that in the event of an accident, live metal parts of the car body may be. And this can become an obstacle to saving people. In addition, in such a situation, the risk of fire increases.
Bosch proposes to solve the problem through the use of small explosive packages. Such charges in the event of a traffic accident will instantly break off entire sections of cables going to the battery pack. As a result, the car will be completely de-energized.
Explosion packages can be activated by signals from various on-board sensors – for example, from airbag sensors. The microchip CG912, which was originally designed to control precisely the airbags, can control the system.
Broken cables leading to the batteries will eliminate the possibility of electric shock and reduce the risk of battery fire.