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Automotive

The trend in the automotive industry is clear: Vehicle electronics content is increasing rapidly, resulting in a need for robust, reliable, standardized, and affordable interconnects. Intelligent bus systems are replacing simple cable connections; intelligent distribution boxes are replacing simple ignitions. ABS systems, airbags, and satellite navigation are becoming standard equipment. Integrated information systems, computerized motor control management, and optoelectronic displays, along with other active safety systems, such as forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning, and blind spot detection, enhance safety, performance, and comfort. Refined diagnostic instruments and radio-telemetrics will enable mechanics to diagnose, and possibly even solve problems, without even seeing the vehicle in person. As the electronics in the family car become more and more sophisticated, the variety of connector types being designed into vehicles is growing rapidly: sealed, unsealed, RF, I/O rectangular, and high-voltage/high-current connectors all have a place in today’s automotive designs. Includes 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.8mm, 4.8mm, and 6.3mm, wire-to-wire latching design, bulkhead and other automotive connectors,



Automotive News


Automakers Try to Get More From Each Drop of Fuel

Internal combustion engines continue to fuel the market, pushing connector designers to improve reliability for components destined for harsh under-hood environments. By Terry Costlow Many factors are changing the types of connectors used in the auto industry, but for the foreseeable future, products made for powertrains are going to remain fairly immune to major changes. Read More >>

New Product News Roundup: September 2017 – Part II

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new CTC Series high-performance, cost-effective cable-to-cable interconnects deliver ruggedized, environmentally sealed, easy-install, low-maintenance solutions for harsh-environment Read More >>

Selecting an Automotive Connector Supplier

Five Things to Consider When Selecting a Connector Supplier for Automotive Applications Burt Fisher, Applications Engineer, Advanced Interconnections Corp. 1. The Company – What’s Under the Hood Automotive design engineers rely on their suppliers’ specialization and expertise to keep pace with the increasingly demanding interconnect requirements needed to support data-driven systems in connected vehicles. So, Read More >>

Driverless mass transit

Hey, Driver?

It’s not just cars. Driverless mass transit may be coming to a city near you. Driverless Mass Transit Driverless cars are no longer a future-tech fantasy. So get ready for what inevitably comes next: driverless everything else. Cities around the world will soon see driverless trains, buses, planes, shuttles, ferries, taxis, and other forms of Read More >>

Electric car symbol

Complementary Technologies for the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Wireless Level 2 vehicle-charging stations are an ideal solution for fast-approaching driverless vehicle technologies. Randy Sumner, Director of Global Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Business and Technology Development, Delphi Automotive   The global race to be the first company to bring a fully autonomous vehicle to the marketplace depends on a number of both hardware and Read More >>

Automotive Experts Forum: The Driverless Car

Driverless cars will be expected to transmit and receive tremendous amounts of data. How will connectors address data speeds and data management in the driverless car? Perhaps you’ve heard the expression that our cars are an extension of ourselves. But as automotive technology marches on, the industry is looking forward to the day when a Read More >>

Hot-Swappable SMC Connector Family Adds Late Mate Contacts

ERNI Electronics has extended its SMC connector family in a 1.27mm pitch with hot-swappable variants. These connector versions feature late mate contacts to permit reliable system swapping during operation and/or with applied electric voltage in industrial applications or in cars. With “hot swapping/hot plugging,” the electronics are reliably protected by following a defined sequence of Read More >>

Automotive electronics

Connector Makers Adapt to a Changing Automotive Market

Networking, safety, infotainment, and electric powertrains are driving a changing automotive market for connector manufacturers.   Automakers are adding safety systems, enhancing infotainment technology, and revamping powertrains to boost mileage and decrease emissions. All these changes are altering the landscape for connector makers, who must develop a range of options that all meet a primary Read More >>