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Increased safety and comfort Integrated system technology for the wheel arch

Driver assistance systems, fully automated driving and more: The nervous systems of vehicles are becoming ever more technically sophisticated. At the same time, the wiring required for them must withstand strong mechanical loads and extreme environmental influences. WeWire's integrated system approach with sophisticated tube systems and multicore sheathed cables is the answer to these diverse challenges.

Challenges Extreme mechanical loads and temperature fluctuations

The wiring harness in the wheel arch is subjected to permanent mechanical stress. On the front axle, the dynamic load is compounded by the steering movement. But it's not just uneven roads and curves that put stress on the wiring harness in the wheel arch; environmental influences also play an important role. The right material is essential here, because the cables have to withstand extreme sub-zero temperatures, high temperatures, wetness or dirt. To withstand the dynamic stresses of driving, the cables must be laid precisely, must not come into contact with any other components and must not be subjected to tensile stress.

WeWire has extensive experience in the design, development and production of safe, customized wheel arch wiring systems. That is why we are now one of the technology leaders for this demanding installation space.

WeWire has comprehensive expertise in all aspects of wheel arch and axle wiring. This is how our integrated system solutions master all the challenges of this installation space.

Integrated systems engineering High degree of safety and flexibility thanks to innovative installation solutions

There are many terms in the industry for wheel arch harnesses: They are also known as wheel arch wiring or axle wiring, among others. But whatever you want to call them, the key issue mostly concerns safety. Safety. It all began with the first cable harness for the anti-lock braking system. That has been supplemented over the last few decades to include ESP, shock absorber adjustment, electronically controlled suspension, brake lining wear monitoring, electric parking brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems, and a host of other features.

The scope of these functions will continue to grow in the future, for example through highly automated driving. WeWire offers customized wiring solutions for this: While other manufacturers lay a single cable for each sensor or actuator, our integrated approach allows us to reach multiple sensors with a single sheathed cable. This not only saves space, but also costs.

The US startup Lucid Motors brought us on board as a development partner for wheel arch harnessing. With our experience, we were able to offer the customer an optimized overall solution including self-developed components in a very short time.

Tom Ludwig | Project manager

Competence Our solutions for the wheel arches - your benefits in a nutshell

Design, consulting, development and manufacturing: At WeWire, you get everything from a single source. As a development partner of OEMs and suppliers, we create individual cabling solutions that prove themselves in demanding practical applications. We are also experts in simulation-based wiring harness development. With this special know-how, we shorten development phases and save resources. 

This is what you as a customer can expect from us:

  • Full- service provider: customized solutions from concept to finished product, optimization up to series production readiness, series process development, in-house cable, injection molding and manufacturing expertise.
  • Advanced Engineering: design space, collision analysis and conception in 3D space with IPS Cable Simulation software
  • WeWire Technical Center: In-house testing and validation systems for testing mechanical, electrical and chemical environmental influences, creation and testing of functional samples and prototype construction for installation tests, pre-series production, series support
  • 300 active wheel arch variants: for front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, twist-beam, multi-link, different vehicle lengths, suspension travel and special equipment such as brake wear indicator or dynamic chassis control
  • Customer proximity: close cooperation in Simultaneous Engineering Teams (SETs), production facilities and service centers on all continents
  • Individuality: development of customized suspension solutions tailored to your needs
3-D simulation of a wheelhouse wiring system
WeWire sees itself as a full-service provider for all aspects of wheel arch harnesses.

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