Camera and Sensor Cleaning Clēr™
for driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles
- Space-optimized overall system, compact design
- Oscillating spraying for optimum cleaning results
- Minimal consumption of cleaning liquid
- Controlled dosing as required; Targeted spraying area
- Designed for extremely cold environments
- Easy integration into different vehicle platforms
- Customized adaptability
Modular Clēr™-FCU (Fluid Control Unit)
The Clēr™ FCU can be configured with as few as three independently controlled cleaning zones for today’s ADS features. Its modular design facilitates expansion for more complex AV designs. The modular and flexible design offers custom connection configurations, analog VDC or CAN/LIN capable controls, and easy engineering integration. Optimized pressure drop can be maintained for flow rates up to 1.7 LPM of washer fluid through a single valve, allowing optimal cleaning of sensor zones for up to five LIDAR cleaning nozzles. Optical sensor availability can be restored to a safe and functional level in less than one second using the advanced cleaning system.
For many applications, the cleaning process with liquid can be followed by a drying process with compressed air.
- Custom hose connections
- Analog VDC or CAN/LIN bus systems
- Easy integration
- Sophisticated and proven design
- Available for air and liquids
- Unrestricted camera field of view
- Protection from the environmental debris
- Totally invisible behind a styled cap
- Maximum durability
- Styled to match your application
- Smallest Packaging
- Cylindrical Form Factor
- Multiple Configurations Available
The effectiveness of the system has been successfully tested in real road traffic and supports most popular car brands.
Innovative partnership of RAPA Automotive and dlhBOWLES
The Clēr™ cleaning system is the result of the first-ever collaboration between RAPA Automotive and dlhBOWLES. It was first introduced at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Clēr™ technology combines the expertise of the two vehicle fluid management specialists with intelligent solenoid valve technology. With this joint innovation project, dlhBOWLES and RAPA will deepen their close cooperation in the field of autonomous driving in the future.
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dlhBOWLES is a leading supplier of fluid management and automotive system technology applications. For more than 50 years, the company has designed and manufactured fluidics and system components for camera and sensor wash systems, windshield washers, powertrain, chassis, and sunroof products. It also offers a wide range of consumer products such as consumer sprays, plumbing supplies, irrigation and more. The company is headquartered in Ohio, has an injection molding, engineering and R&D facility in Columbia, manufacturing in Reynosa Mexico, and offices in Michigan. dlhBOWLES employs more than 1,900 people and operates several manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout North America.