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Maxon Motor releases new brushed DC motors for driver assist systems

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article image The A-max brushed DC motor from Maxon ©Maxon Motor

A brushed DC motor from Maxon Motor has been incorporated in a lane departure warning system being developed by a luxury car manufacturer.

Car manufacturing companies are exploring the use of computers in vehicles as a mechanism to assist drivers and reduce accidents caused by human error.

Developed by a luxury car manufacturer in conjunction with Maxon Motor, the lane departure warning system uses various sensors to determine the vehicle's position in the lane. If the car drifts out of its lane, the system activates an electric motor in the steering wheel making it vibrate, thus alerting the driver to possible danger. Driver assist systems also include brake assist and adaptive cruise control.

The Maxon A-max brushed DC motor was specifically selected for use in the lane departure warning system for multiple reasons including its compact size that makes it suitable for applications with space constraints. The Maxon motor also impressed with its quiet operation and high-power output.

The A-max brushed DC motor has been fitted with a special electro-magnetic interference suppression component to protect other systems in the vehicle from being affected by the electromagnetic fields of the motor. 

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