15 August 2019
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HELLA expanding its expertise in RV sector

HELLA, the automotive lighting and electronics supplier is developing its expertise in its Special Applications sector for vehicles such as motorhomes, the marine sector, buses and those engaged in agricultural and construction work, by strengthening its global sales network and product portfolio.

HELLA is continuously ramping up its electronics portfolio in all areas – from actuators, sensors and energy management through body electronics right up to driver assistance systems.

Since 1957, HELLA has been transferring its high technological expertise from its core automotive business to applications in special original equipment. “Intelligent battery sensors, accelerator pedal sensors, rain/light sensors, actuators or turning angle sensors – we offer our customers every kind of product that makes vehicles safer, more efficient and more comfortable,” says Daniel Quick, Head of Electronics Product Management in the Special Original Equipment division at HELLA.

Particular focus is placed on adapting the solutions to customer requirements. “The products cannot be taken over one-to-one from the automotive business because special vehicles have different technical requirements,” said Daniel Quick.

For example, the products are exposed to stronger mechanical vibrations and temperature fluctuations during use, so HELLA reconfigures the products accordingly and further develops them. One such example is HELLA’s intelligent battery sensors, which monitor the battery status and energy flow in the vehicle. As a market leader in this area, HELLA offers products for vehicles with 12V and 24V vehicle electrical systems. The intelligent battery sensors in motor homes make it possible to check several series-connected batteries up to 500 amps.

Electrification in the automotive industry continues to advance. More and more functions in the vehicle are controlled electronically in order to minimize vehicle energy consumption and maximize vehicle effectiveness.

“In special original equipment, however, we are frequently talking small-scale series. So in order to be able to offer our customers tailor-made electronic components here too, we accompany them from the initial idea through development up to integration of the latest technologies and functions in the vehicle,” says Daniel Quick.

In this way vehicle-specific new developments are brought about in collaboration with customers, developments that are tailored to their respective needs and requirements.  

Driver comfort and safety is another area that HELLA has been focused on. This includes products such as the rain/light sensor for windscreens. The automatic wiper relieves the driver of the need to operate the relevant levers and the integrated light sensor controls the switching on and off of the low beam when confronted by different lighting conditions, or during tunnel driving.