Engineering specialist IAV and Louisenthal, engaged in the production of security foils and papers for banknotes, announced a new passenger compartment heating concept for EVs.
The idea is to use a thin, transparent, cost-effective and easy-to-process SmartMesh foil from Louisenthal. Since the SmartMesh foil has a mesh of conductive tracks on its surface, it can be installed in various places around passengers (like doors) to provide additional heat (alongside the standard heating system).
"The foil is easily integrated into doors, the center console and roof lining. On applying the operating voltage, it warms up and radiates heat into the passenger compartment for vehicle occupants. The heating foil is transparent which means it can be combined with ambient lightning or LED design elements."