Brose will supply side door drives for Swedish premium carmaker Volvo Cars’ first vehicle ready for autonomous driving (AD). The manufacturer will start supplying the ride sharing company Uber Advanced Technologies Group with AD-ready Volvo XC90 at the end of the year. It is Volvo Cars’ first series production of cars developed for autonomous driving and the first use of Brose’s door drive technology, which premiered at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Since the drive uses available door interfaces, the supplier could integrate it into the already existing door architecture of the XC90. Brose’s door system includes the drive, an electronic control unit, the power window regulator and a latch with power-cinching unit. A function for the automatic opening of doors including collision protection will be introduced in later versions.
The mechatronics specialist also supplies the AD-ready XC90 with HVAC blowers, cooling fan modules, electric power steering motors, seat structures and systems for touchless opening and closing of liftgates.