Brzeska, Malgorzata (FICOSA International, c/o WILKE GmbH & Co. KG, Schweigerstr. 10, 38302 Wolfenbüttel, Germany)
Quintero, Ramiro; Martínez, Enrique; Tantiñá, Laura; Riesco, Ruben; Cisneros, Carlos (FICOSA International, Advanced Communications Business Unit, Pol. Industrial Can Magarola, Ctra. C-17, Km 13, 08100 Mollet del Valles, Barcelona, Spain)
Puy, Dídac (FICOSA International, Advanced Communications Business Unit, NAFTA Region, 38870 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI 48071, USA)
This paper describes the possibility of integrating the antennas into a mirror of a vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers tend to integrate all modern communication services into their vehicles. This requires a certain number of antennas to support these services. On the other hand they put the requirement that the antennas should not influence the design and aesthetics of the vehicle, they should be as compact as possible and in the best case not visible at all, at the same time that the solution offers modularity across different car platforms. FICOSA developed such a solution, integrating the antennas into the side mirrors of a car. Paper stresses the in-mirror integration possibilities but also shows other new ideas how to make the well functioning antennas invisible within the vehicle.