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  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.


    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

    QPS flow chart

    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

Central Computer

Central Computer

The central computer is considered the brain of the vehicle, the coordinating center for all information fusion. To execute a safe outcome, it will rely on data from many systems and machine learning. This supercomputer will contain the most advanced technology seen in the electronics industry today. Speed, processing power and reliability will be paramount to its success, especially in a life critical application.



Automotive connectivity is a platform that hosts many nodes which will progress with further adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and full vehicle autonomy. Though currently in its infancy, at minimum this network will contain WiFi, 5G, DSCR, V2V, V2X and other communication pathways to create not only a safe but entertaining experience for the occupants. The technology to ensure proper function will require fast speeds and the ability to perform at high frequencies.



Cameras are the main component of today’s vision systems. They are one of the fastest growing sensors in advanced safety. Currently, automotive cameras are similar in design to those used in consumer electronics but require much higher reliability. The critical resolution needed for next level autonomy will push designs to increased interconnections throughout the hardware.



Radar sensors are one of the fastest growing segments in advanced safety on the path to full autonomy. The characteristics of the technology allow for use in all weather conditions. Radar sensors contribute to many of the advanced safety systems used in all new cars today ranging from blind spot detection to forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Very specific design and performance characteristics dictate the materials used for the success of this hardware.



Light detecting and ranging is the fastest changing technology associated to advanced safety. There is debate surrounding the necessity for lidar to create fully autonomous vehicles. Regardless of opinion, technologists have quickly reduced size and cost to advance its acceptance for mass usage. Size and cost continue to be a main factor in adoption.


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to reach next level autonomy

The path to a fully autonomous vehicle

The path to a fully autonomous vehicle starts with creating systems that work both individually and in concert to create a safer, more efficient driving experience.

To ensure required function and reliability of these safety systems, optimized material choices need to be made. Our innovation in materials, leads to design freedom and improved hardware reliability.

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Today, your supply chains provide hardware and software that inform the driver of potential hazards. These include the use of camera and sensor technology, which provides collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring functions.

Today's technology

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) automate this technology, providing higher levels of autonomy, also intervening with the driver to create a safer outcome.  This technology is already available in a wide range of today's cars, helping to reduce the chances of a collision.

Examples of this include:

Yellow car on road next to blue cars
  • Sophisticated types of lane departure warning, which keep vehicles in their lanes.
  • Adaptive cruise control, which keeps a safe distance from the car in front.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which will help the driver brake the vehicle in an emergency.

Car symposium 2022 and eBook download.

We presented 'Materials to Improve ADAS Hardware Reliability to Reduce Warranty & Liability Costs' at Car symposium 2022. To support that presentation, we launched our eBook download. This explains how the rise of ADAS is transforming supply chains and calculating the potential cost of electronic failure


How to improve safety critical ADAS performance with optimum material choices 

Optimized material choices such as circuitry, semiconductors and joining materials are essential. These ensure required function and reliability of ADAS sensors.

Scientists designing PCB

Our circuitry division focuses on improving our chemical processes for even higher reliability in harsh environments.  Next level autonomy means miniaturization and high density designs. This adds greater processing power for improved ADAS performance.  

The importance of innovation in design for automotive advanced semiconductor packages is indisputable. ESI Automotive’s attention lies on material properties and chemical processes to achieve enhanced performance and reliability.

Harsh environments include extremes of temperature and vibration. By joining materials, we address these needs with innovative assembly fluxes and chemistries which withstand the toughest automotive dewing tests and with high-reliability solder alloys. 

Watch the following video to discover why the materials matter:  


Powered by experience to help OEMs improve ADAS performance 

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Major automotive manufacturers trust us to meet their exact specifications. 

At ESI Automotive we understand that the ADAS landscape and system requirements are changing at a fast pace. Our aim is to help OEMs achieve the road to success faster. Our experience in miniaturization facilitates greater design freedom and adds additional processing power, while our unique substrates also deliver enhanced reliability.   

We have a long history and experience in aerospace and consumer products which has proved universal in the development of automotive electronics, as the automotive industry transitions to electric and autonomous vehicles. 

  • Learn about our methods of enhanced reliability, crucial to removing the driver, achievable through addition of electronic decision making or artificial intelligence.
  • Explore the benefits of unique substrate trends, as the attention to space and overall cost increases along with the quantity of electronics in vehicles.
  • Discover how miniaturization has become the cornerstone to advancing safety and ultimately achieving autonomous vehicles.


Reaching next level autonomy by helping you advance your safety systems

Designers around a computer discussing PCB for ADAS

At ESI Automotive, we take a holistic view of ADAS hardware. This perspective provides solutions that give greater design freedom through enhanced reliability and increased performance. 

Full autonomy starts with creating electronic systems that work individually and in concert. This creates a safer, more reliable and efficient driving experience for the end user.

Holistic approach

ADAS radar and vision systems are the largest growing segments. It is key that ADAS sensors reliably interact within vehicles and with their surroundings. This produces consistent reactions to complex scenarios during all stages of autonomous driving. 

Our holistic approach to hardware materials provides OEMs with tailored solutions. These will allow you and your suppliers greater design freedom. This is achieved through component miniaturization, enhanced reliability and choosing the optimum substrate. 

Watch the video below and discover more about enhanced reliability


In the video below, Lenora Clark, our director of autonomous driving and safety technology, looks at the critical role of ADAS hardware in detail and explains how the right material combinations can improve ADAS performance and reliability. 

Continue to learn about ADAS with the series of web tutorials we have recently launched. 


What is ADAS technology?

ADAS stands for Advanced Driver-assistance Systems. There are 5 levels, with level 5 being completely autonomous. The technology trends which drive higher levels are miniaturization and enhanced reliability of components and the use of unique substrates. Read more >

What is Innolot solder?

Innolot is a patented solder alloy. The metallurgical approach behind the alloy’s development was to increase the creep-fatigue resistance compared to the standard SAC alloy.  Read more >

What do the ESI Automotive cars demonstrate?

ESI Automotive focuses on; extending power range and efficiency in electric vehicles (EVs); safety in radar and vision systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and Displays and in-mold electronic structures (D&IME), in particular, integrated touchscreen films. The hero car images highlight these main application areas. Read more >

Who is ESI Automotive?

The ESI Automotive initiative helps automotive manufacturers, their supply tiers, PCB board fabricators and surface finishing applicators to meet the evolving demands of the automotive industry. 

ESI Automotive have forged strong connections with automotive manufacturers all over the world. Those relationships led us to understand that the needs of the automotive industry are changing. These changes include integration of surface finishing technology, hardcoated films, advanced circuitry and joining materials.  Read more>