In this episode of Munro’s teardown of the VW ID.4 battery pack, Sandy talks about all of the battery design that he likes and doesn’t. This teardown is done in partnership with SABIC to develop a pack that is constructed out of thermoplastics.
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:
This first episode in the series where Munro analyzes the Volkswagen ID.4, Sandy gives his first impression on what he sees when viewing the exterior and interior of the car. Also, it should be noted that this is the rear-wheel drive version of the ID.4.
Sandy starts off with a walk around the vehicle giving his impressions on the wheel choice, fit, finish, and quality, and the overall look of the vehicle.
Sandy then moves on to the interior where he discusses the seats, stearing wheel, infotainment system, and more. There is a slight mishap where Sandy also get locked in the back seat because the child locks are on; this also causes him to reveal his true feelings about child locks.
After that Sandy Looks at the trunk and gives his final impressions. To watch this episode, click below: