ECUs placed in the firewall of the cabin replace conventional wiring between cabin and chassis and bring power distribution as well as Cabin Function Management near to sensors and actuators.
Robustness, highest integration of a lot of functionalities including the former separate Central Electric and reliability are main drivers for the design of this electronic solution.
The central data and configuration storage makes service in the field or workshop much easier. Replaced ECUs get all configuration data redirected again. This means safety and easy maintenance is the driver of this solution.
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