Opel has announced it is putting the upcoming Adam Rocks up to the test at its Electromagnetic Compatibility Center (EMC), a facility which was built to ensure consistent performance of the automaker’s electrical systems. The Adam Rocks was announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March and is a more rugged, beefed up version of Opel’s newest city car, the Adam.
The Adam Rocks, like all Adams, is packed with electrical systems such as IntelliLink navigation, ESP, parking assist and internet connectivity devices. The EMC center ensures there is no interference between different electronic systems by sending frequencies at the car that would typically cause a fault in the systems. These are sent at the car through a cable in the chamber, exposing the vehicle to different ranges of frequencies and waves. That funny-looking stuff on the wall is meant to absorb the frequencies so they are not randomly misdirected back at the car.
Opel models receive a green light from the EMC Center after all the car’s systems cannot be affected at all by interference from external electromagnetic signals. In the case of the Adam Rocks, it passed with flying colors, expectedly.