Potenza Technology – LEAP2
Consolidating Electrical Architecture for Weight Reduction
Less wires mean less weight
The LEAP2 system uses Ethernet signalling over the 12V supply power line to provide communications between a master controller and distributed nodes around the vehicle. Combined with this architecture, and replacement of fuses and relays with solid state electronics, the potential exists to reduce vehicle wiring by 80%. Ariel are evaluating this technology for future vehicle programmes.