Human Horizons orders components for its electric cars from Vitesco Technologies. The order made by the electric vehicle manufacturer from China included general control electronics, the order included cell monitoring for battery management and a high voltage current measurement module.
Vitesco will supply components for the new E/E architecture developed by Human Horizons that will be used in the company’s future electric cars.
According to Vitesco, orders from Human Horizons are intended for the Chinese domestic market. Human Horizons has two electric vehicle portfolios so far: the HiPhi X electric SUV, presented in 2020, has been on sale since May 2021. The HiPhi Z electric sedan was launched in China in late August 2022.
Vitesco says it’s now donating three types of products: Zone controllers, cell monitoring circuits, and high-voltage power modules. According to the supplier, the order for the zone controller was significant: “This is the first global award for our new zone controller. This success shows that we are growing with electric mobility and innovation around the world, especially in the dynamic Chinese market,” said Gregoire Cuny, President of Vitesco Technologies China.
For understanding, a brief digression: zone controllers were required as a new type of control electronics after the advent of the electrical/electronic architecture (E/E architecture for short). “The new architecture is based on multiple main controllers (one of which is dedicated to all functions related to vehicle motion) and multiple zone controllers which execute commands from the main controller and provide power to all local sensors and actuators in their respective zones. ,” explains Vitesco. The main controller and zone controller interaction greatly simplifies the E/E architecture, while the computing power of the zone controller is scalable.
Vitesco expects use of zone controllers to increase dramatically. Now in full swing with “anticipating the need for this type of electronics” to bring its innovative technology to market, the company is overjoyed. Vitesco Technologies has won orders worth around 10 billion euros with its eMobility components in the last two six months alone. Vitesco hopes to break even in the electrification business by 2024.