The car antenna is one of the important functional parts of the car. With the development of the car technology, the car antenna has evolved into three types according to the consumer demand: whip antenna, shark fin antenna and built-in antenna. Due to different shapes, the functions and reputation of these three types of antennas are different. Now we will briefly introduce their respective advantages and disadvantages.
On some older models, or models that focus on off-road driving, whip antennas are usually installed on the roof. As the name implies, the whip antenna is an antenna pointing to the sky. The antenna is thick to thin from the base to the top. During driving, the antenna will swing in the wind like a whip. As the whip antenna is very long, it has strong signal collection ability. In some remote places, there is no need to worry about no signal. Length is both the advantage and disadvantage of whip antenna. If the antenna is too long, it will not only increase the wind resistance of the car when driving, but also may break the antenna when passing through tunnels or low areas.
As the signal coverage becomes more and more extensive, the advantages of whip antenna gradually weaken and the disadvantages begin to strengthen. In order to make up for the defects, the whip antenna optimization has become a retractable style, which greatly shortens the length of the antenna and reduces the impact of wind resistance. Even so, this stubby whip shaped antenna still affects the overall beauty of the car model to a certain extent, and is rejected by car riders.