Few topics are as socially charged these days as the debate between electric versus fossil fuel vehicles. Regardless of where you land on the matter, one point is crystal clear, which is that next generation vehicles of any type will increasingly rely on advanced instrumentation, electronic, and integrated circuit technologies to meet both environmental and consumer experience demands. In this article, we’ll take a look at the role of instrumentation in emerging vehicle technologies beyond just fuel types.
As with many regulatory compliance matters, navigating code requirements for industrial automation projects can range from mildly confusing to virtually impossible! No singular body of code tells controls engineers what regulations their projects must comply with, complicating a seemingly simple task like specifying a sensor. But, there is hope. One very useful way that instrumentation manufacturers such as Whitman Controls help streamline compliance is by using Certification, Approval, and Testing marks. Let’s define each of these items, and then go on to an example: