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|In the antenna forest: Electronic systems of the new Opel Astra are unimpressed by the radio waves, voltages and magnetic fields in the EMC lab.|
The new Opel Astra in a recording studio? At first glance, it looks that way. Opel’s latest compact class car is in a room with bluish light and egg box-like elements adorning the walls. Furthermore, numerous ultra-modern technical devices are pointing at the car. The facility that looks like a huge studio where the latest number one hits are recorded is actually Opel’s Rüsselsheim EMC Center. EMC is short for electro-magnetic compatibility. Every vehicle has to pass through these specially equipped rooms on its way to series production and engineers around EMC Manager Martin Wagner check that all systems from infotainment to safety and assistance work interference-free.
|In the Rüsselsheim EMC center: Throughout the development process the Opel experts ensure that the electronic systems do not interfere with each other.|
|In the EMC lab: The abbreviation stands for “electro-magnetic compatibility” – the interference-free functionality of the new Opel Astra is ensured here.|
|Stress test: The complex systems such as the adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix light, Opel OnStar or the IntelliLink infotainment system need to withstand the tests in the EMC lab.|
|Colorful and important: The egg box-shaped elements that adorn the walls are the basis of all measurements – they stop the reflection of electro-magnetic waves in the room.|