Varroc Engineering Limited, a global tier-1
auto component supplier, unveiled its future roadmap at the 15th Edition
of the Auto Expo 2020- Components, showcasing solutions on electric mobility,
connected vehicles, and lightweighting.
The automotive industry is evolving
fast and Varroc is staying ahead of the curve with the motto- to
Perform@Change. In order to highlight technological prowess and manufacturing
capabilities of the company, their stall had three vehicle demonstrations – an
electric scooter, an IC engine bike, and a car.
Varroc’s indigenous solutions for
electric vehicles include traction motor and controller with industry-leading
efficiency levels of 93 and 98 per cent respectively. The ingress protection ratings of IP67 for traction motor and IP65
for controller make them ready to ride in any weather conditions. These, along
with the DC-DC converter and Battery Management System (BMS), provide a
comprehensive solution for today’s electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers.
The company also showcased telematics
solutions for connected mobility, which combine Varroc’s proprietary hardware
with software and data analytics solutions from CarIQ, the Pune-based
telematics company that Varroc acquired last year. These solutions make a vehicle
smarter by providing vital information related to vehicle’s health, location
and safety, thus making them useful for vehicle owners, OEMs, fleet owners, and
finance & insurance companies. Varroc has also integrated its telematics
solutions with instrument clusters to provide on-the-go information to end
users such as vehicle health parameters and turn-by-turn navigation.
Varroc’s capabilities in lightweighting
were highlighted by the 2-meter wide front panel of a truck, which is made of
polymer instead of sheet metal, thus reducing the weight by 65 per cent. Also
on display were the engine intake valves made of titanium that are 40 per cent
lighter than regular steel valves, which reduces the noise, vibrations and harshness
(NVH) levels and improves the fuel efficiency significantly.
The company also showcased the car
headlamp housing they’ve developed using waste coffee chaff. These parts are 20
per cent lighter compared to conventional parts made of talc and plastic and
use 25 per cent less energy during moulding process, thus preserving the
environment and reducing their carbon footprint.
To address the growing needs of fuel
efficiency and safety, the company displayed products such as Integrated
Starter Generator (ISG), adaptive and static bending headlights. The car headlight fitted
with cameras, RADAR and LiDAR scanners aids the driver with
pedestrian-detection technology, thus making the roads safer for everyone.