Soy far, soy good?

Driven by the RoHS, REACH and WEEE, car manufacturers are increasingly looking for eco friendly substitutions to traditional materials. Apparently, use of soy based components in the electric wire insulation makes the wiring so friendly to the environment that the local fauna cannot resist the temptation of chewing on tasty electric cables.

The media has numerous reports of foxes and rodents attacking electric cables in recently manufactured cars. If it happens that a customer complains of an elusive or totally unexpected electric problem in a relatively newish car, this may have nothing to do with satisfactory or otherwise quality of the car and fault at the point of sale but may be caused by some undue interest from a pesky fox.

 

Authors: Kiril Moskovchuk

Published: 09 Aug 2017

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