Due to the omission of classical combustion engines, e.g. in electric vehicles, different noise sources become much more present and thereby the need for acoustical insulation in these areas increases.
Additionally, electric drive units generate a whole different set of electro magnetic fields. Along with increased connectivity and the need for electronic control units, there is a higher need for electromagnetic shielding. The optimization of electric vehicles is encompassed by the need for range extension, thus lightweight. Therefore, tunable parts for optimal operational efficiency needed.
Technologies like autonomous driving cause an increased need for high tech electronic and electric devices (e.g. cameras, ultrasonic sensors, LiDAR sensors,…)
The thermal management within the passenger cell as well as battery and control units require well balanced thermal insulations to ensure an optimized operating point and thermal runaway protection.