automotive market

Connectivity on the Go: Smarter Cities

The Smarter Cities initiative makes connectivity part of the transportation infrastructure. For car commuters, drive time is a period of lost productivity. For those who use mass transit, however, those hours can become part of the workday, enabling employees to flex their schedules, check into meetings from offsite, and communicate with colleagues. All they need Read More >>

It’s all About Data! Automotive Sensors

A network of sensors is constantly gathering information about performance, vehicle health, and other metrics in today’s high-performance autos. Paul Webb, Global Product Manager for Autosport, TE Connectivity On the road and on the racetrack, just knowing how fast you’re traveling is no longer enough. Your car generates a lot of data while on the Read More >>

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Cars Drive Growth for Data Center Connectors

Connectivity and autonomy in next-generation autos is creating lots of data that will be sent to data centers, fostering a new market for connector makers. The explosion of electronics in vehicles continues to drive solid growth in the market for connectors. Typically, we think of these as harsh-environment connectors that can meet the rigorous demands Read More >>

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EV Innovation Goes Full Charge Ahead

Electric vehicles are increasingly familiar sights around town, but the charging infrastructure needs to catch up as countries around the world make plans to transition away from fuel-burning vehicles. By Caroline Hayes When pre-orders for Tesla’s Model S opened in March 2016, the public’s appetite for luxury electric vehicles was confirmed, as thousands of customers Read More >>

Connectors Play a Key Role in Charging Infrastructure

The next few years will bring an increasing number of electric cars onto the roads. But not everyone can charge at home. The next few years will bring an increasing number of electric cars onto the roads. But not everyone can charge at home. How are connector companies helping to develop the charging infrastructure needed 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 >>

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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 electronics

The Challenges of Engineering Interconnectivity for the Connected Automobile

Today’s cars feature advanced safety, infotainment, navigation, and diagnostics capabilities. Tomorrow’s cars will require exponentially more electronics. Thomas Scannell, Automotive Lead, Amphenol ICC     The Connected Automobile As automobiles continue to evolve, designers are leaving yesterday’s basic vehicle technology behind, embracing today’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and preparing for tomorrow’s completely autonomous vehicle, Read More >>

Derating Wire Harnesses Can Achieve Weight, Space, and Heat Goals

Designers can use derating to capture the advantages of lighter-weight wires without sacrificing performance. By Michael Traskos, EWIS Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and President, Lectromec   By derating wire harnesses, designers can expand their options to choose materials that can perform in a greater range of applications and environments. The temperature rating of a wire 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 >>

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Delphi Makes Strategic Investments to Enhance New Mobility, Connectivity Capabilities

Delphi partners with otonomo, Valens, and Rosenberger to boost high-speed data and services for connected cars   Delphi announced three separate strategic agreements with leading technology companies to enhance capabilities in high-speed signal and power distribution and data management for automakers. These partnerships will help the company move data faster, throughout the vehicle, and connect Read More >>

Vehicles Rely on FAKRA Connectors to Assure Performance

Today’s FAKRA connectors perform up to 6GHz and meet the rugged mechanical and environmental requirements of the automotive industry.   Higher Frequency RF Adds to System Complexity Vehicles are incorporating an ever-increasing amount of telecommunications technology, ranging from data I/O to safety systems, that involves wireless connectivity for cellular, short range, and broadcast capabilities. These Read More >>