In the 1990s changes in lifestyle, convinced the automotive manufacturer whether to use more electronics safety features in their cars such as Air-bags and anti-lock brake systems. And today by changing in the standard levels by the Federal regulations and public demand, the automotive industry is tending to use more and more of safety features and that means, the using of ceramics components is increasing sharply and it can be found in every aspect of the vehicles.
Except to important safety features which have been named above, today, this list is going to be longer and longer continuously with new features such as tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), Back-up detection, Blind spot detection and etc. All these are possible only with occur improvement in molecular level in ceramics component.
In last 20 years, the improvement in total frequency tolerance is the biggest change for ceramics resonators and allowing for using them in all kind of modern CAN-BUS applications. (A Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a robust vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer). We should add other features to this list, such as wireless systems in automotive technologies, Bluetooth systems, remote keyless entry (RKE) also include ceramics. In other words, everything such as the navigating system to satellite radio, EMI filters, Bandpass filters are derived from ceramics. It’s very important to add new automotive technologies to this list. Hybrid vehicles. In this category, ceramics are the best suited as snubber capacitors to protect the system of the car against charging circuits from voltage spikes which happen when a hybrid car switch from gasoline to battery power.