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3IS Comes to Munro to Discuss Comparing Tesla, Ford, and VW’s Electrical Architectures

3IS Discuses Tesla Ford and VW Electrical Architectures

3IS Comes to Munro to Discuss Comparing Tesla, Ford, and VW’s Electrical Architectures

In this long format, podcast-style episode of Munro Live, Sandy and Dave Warner from Munro spends just over 40 minutes discussing the electrical architectures of the Tesla Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen’s ID.4.

3IS researches automotive electronics and electrical systems, creating databases on the main EV systems including Body Electronics, Infotainment, Navigation,Telematics & Connectivity, ADAS / Safety, Automated Vehicles, Chassis Control, Powertrain, EV / HEV, and more.

The discussion first starts off with introductions then moving swiftly into comparing the number of ECUs in the vehicles, number CAN Buses, ethernet usage, LIN Buses, usage of LVDS Channels, audio and the pitfalls of “parts-bin” engineering, usage of fuses and relays.  Finally, the team talks about the specific architecture of the ID.4, the Model Y, and the Mustang Mach E, diagnostic systems, and ultimately which system the team thinks is best, covering all of the plusses and minuses.

If you are truly interested in the nitty-gritty of EV electrical, then this is the episode for you: