Mechatronic Control ModulesMADE BY MAGNA
ECUs control the function of mechatronics systems by taking input from the system and sensors and relaying commands to the mechanical components. Magna produces these in high-tech clean rooms while dedicated software development teams ensure all components communicate and operate seamlessly.
Smart sensors ensure all of our systems operate safely and will stop if any object is detected within a pinch zone. Non-contact technologies are available which greatly increase the safety of any power closure mechanism.
Sensors and integrated ECUs allow for new ways of interacting with the vehicle. Simply waving a hand or foot near a designated area on the vehicle can open or close any door.
The DRB uses vehicle input switches and CAN messages to determine if it should deploy the power running boards on large trucks. The device can operate up to two brushed motors simultaneously.
The DRB is mounted directly on top of battery cell modules, connected internally to each cell, and to four temperature sensors. Communication link is daisy chained to every module in the pack (from two to eight modules).
The Power Lift Gate (PLG) uses vehicle input switches and CAN messages to open the lift gate electrically on SUVs and trucks.
The PLG is mounted in the passenger compartment of most vehicles and connects vehicle CAN network to the trailer lighting system.
The TCM is mounted in the passenger compartment of most vehicles. Connects vehicle CAN network to the trailer lighting system. According to vehicle function, the lamps can be activated to switch on and off.
The system can also charge an on-trailer 12V battery, monitor the battery while in sleep mode, diagnose lamp failures and detect trailer connection and removal for anti-theft purposes. If CAN is lost, a "limp-home" backup is activated for safety and security.