Before you could make it back to the car, the afternoon rainstorm rolled in, and it started to downpour. Racing to your vehicle, you jump in, your raincoat is soaked through. After relishing the reprieve of being safe from dive-bombing raindrops, you start your car and turn up the heat.
Electric vehicles continue to gain popularity as automakers reduce barriers to purchasing. Manufacturers are seeking solutions to increase range, offer lower price points, and expand the availability of charging infrastructures. These barriers are just some of the reasons consumers are slow to adopt and why OEMs are getting more serious about predicting energy savings.
Modern trends in designs are focused on glass. The abundance of natural light and the contemporary feel makes glass a popular choice in everything from automobiles to office spaces. While the style is appealing, managing the excess heat that is created by solar loading is critical. For automotive designers, comfortable cabins and lesser time-to-comfort is a vital factor in the satisfaction of their customers.
The Design Requirement for Wearables No One is Talking About ─ And Why Thermal Management is so Important
Wearable technology is quickly gaining traction in the electronic marketplace. This technology is becoming more ubiquitous and user-friendly— built with powerful sensors to collect and deliver information about our surroundings, behavior, and personal fitness. Thermal safety and comfort is a basic yet necessary requirement that must be achieved to reach other performance indicators in wearable design.
For prospective electric vehicle (EV) buyers, comfort is more than just the temperature of the cabin—it's peace of mind. Many would-be customers are "cooled" from actually purchasing an EV due to range anxiety—the concern that the battery will run out of power before they reach their destination. Range anxiety and cost are cited as the two most significant barriers to purchasing.