CNB™ Heaters

For automotive industry

Safe and autonomous driving in any weather

Autonomous cars are the future. They should work safely in any weather. But today’s energy conscious vehicles don’t generate heat for exterior surfaces. Snow and ice build-ups on ADAS sensors and LED lights risk road safety.

Canatu’s innovative CNB™ Heaters keeps ADAS sensors and LED lights clear for safe driving in any weather. They ensure reliable functioning of the systems in fog and snow, providing extremely efficient and even heat distribution.

CNB™ heating elements can be integrated into any 3D surface and embedded unobtrusively into vehicle exteriors. Direct surface integration and light structure brings energy savings. The solution is based on the 3D formable and transparent CNB™ Films, and is also suitable for mirrors, windshields, HUDs and other interactive windows of tomorrow’s cars.


Connected cars

3D formable & transparent with no haze

Canatu CNB™ Heaters can be integrated into complex 3D surfaces by forming, molding and laminating. Thanks to optical properties and formability of the Canatu CNB™ film, sensors are fully functional even at 360 degrees or on fish eye view. The material that is used on the heaters has very low haze, which means the transmission light does not get fuzzy, which is essential when looking through the CNB™ heated surface.

Canatu heater demonstrator ice

Saves energy

Electric Vehicles are very energy-conscious requiring light weight and low energy solutions. Direct surface integration and low weight structure of the CNB™ Heater bring significant energy savings compared to the conventional way of heating the sensors where the air gets heated first (=waste heating) before the surface is heated. CNB™ Heaters provide quick, efficient and even heat distribution which means the entire area remains clear and there are no local hot spots.

Canatu heating for led lights

Quick heat-up

CNB™ Heaters provide fast heating for sensor systems and alike. As an example, an A5 -sized CNB™ Heater with 2,25mm thick PC cover can rise-up the surface temperature by 10C degrees in only 5,7 seconds and keep the surface warm during driving.

CNB™ Heaters are also ultra thin, light and flexible with simple stack structure that is integrated within the cover lens, contributing to overall energy savings.

Automotive interiors

See also our award-winning 3D Touch Sensor solutions for tomorrow’s automotive interiors.

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