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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 >>

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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 >>

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Transportation Prepares for Transformation

The automotive world is continually increasing its data handling requirements, adding more electric vehicles to the fleet, and moving towards the impending reality of driverless cars. Connector Supplier discusses these trends and more with two experts from TTI‘s transportation business unit: Lee Iken, director, and Quang Luong, director of sales engineering.   Transportation Prepares for Transformation 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 >>

Press-Fit Technology in Automotive Applications: Secure Electrical and Mechanical Connections in One Process Step

Safety-related features in automobiles are well-suited for press-fit systems By Sandra Gast, Product Manager at ept GmbH   Press-fit technology is an especially reliable partner for automotive applications, where temperature fluctuations, shock, vibrations, moisture, dust, and dirt play a major role. It can be used to create a simultaneous electrical and mechanical connection in just Read More >>

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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 >>

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Current Trends in Automotive Interconnects

Reliability, integration, and automation are three of the top trends currently driving the development of next-gen automotive interconnects.   Next-Gen Automotive Interconnects Reliability Proven contact technology in automotive applications is mission critical. Cold-welded connections to a PCB will assure continuous gas-tight interfaces in even the harshest automotive and transportation environments. Press-fit or compliant pin contacts Read More >>

Automotive Connectors Roar

Connectors associated with automotive applications have recently been a bright spot in the overall connector market, but are likely at the early stage of an incredible growth curve. Bishop & Associates recently reported the global connector market grew 4.1% in 2016 over 2015, while the automotive connector segment expanded by 8.1%, totaling nearly $13 billion Read More >>