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LED Adoption Accelerates in Automotive Lighting

Automakers are moving away from incandescent bulbs at increased speeds, eliminating a longstanding connector market. Opportunities for interconnect suppliers to shift gears and merge into more advanced automotive LED lighting applications abound. Much of the automotive industry’s attention is focused on the requirements of safety systems and autonomous driving, but there’s a similar revolution happening Read More >>

Dependable Quality for Automotive Wire Harnesses

To make the connected car and autonomous driving possible, quality wire harnesses are essential. Since quality assurance is a complex and largely manual manufacturing process, the use of a specialized manufacturing execution system (MES) is paramount. By Bernd Jost, Managing Director, DiIT AG, and Pete Doyon, VP Product Management, Schleuniger, Inc. Digitization has long been Read More >>

More Power to the HEV/EV Connector

Innovative, high-density connectors deliver higher current-carrying capacity and help usher in new levels of performance for electric and hybrid vehicles. By Kirk Nelson, Director of Sales – Automotive, Hirose Electric The continued development of hybrid vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) is central to most car manufacturers’ future strategies. One day in the not too Read More >>

Connector Manufacturers Sense Growth

As sensors increasingly work in tandem with connectors in IoT applications, some companies are expanding their expertise to encompass both of these elements.  Much like human eyes and ears, electronic sensors detect, measure, and report data on physical properties that enable electronic systems to react. Sensors of all types are proliferating as they become the Read More >>

The Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car

In the past 20 years, connectivity has become a defining feature for vehicle performance, function, and experience. By Amphenol RF The automotive industry has seen monumental changes in recent years as the Internet of Things (IoT) has infiltrated nearly every function of cars, from in-vehicle entertainment systems to performance monitoring and drive features. The most Read More >>

Five Recent Developments in the Automotive Connector Industry

Connector products are evolving to accommodate the new technologies that make the 21st century automobile an incredible machine. By Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX Interconnect Electronic systems are behind the latest safety, efficiency, reliability, and drive experience innovations that have transformed cars in recent years. From improved connection options to durable new materials and Read More >>

How to Select Cable Protection for Automotive Applications

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Selecting Cable Protection for Automotive Applications George Sims, Director of Marketing, AerosUSA 1. Sealed or Open System One of the first things to consider when selecting cable protection for automotive applications is whether the cables can operate effectively and reliably with no to minimal protection or whether they Read More >>

Alternative-Energy Vehicles: Standards, Enabling Technologies, and Market Predictions

Eric Liu, a chief engineer at JONHON, discusses standards, enabling technologies, and market predictions for alternative-energy vehicles in China and beyond. Eric Liu, Chief Engineer, JONHON  New Energy Vehicle Standards Design developments related to electric vehicles are expanding rapidly. Although the world’s major automotive companies use various means to promote the development of alternative-energy vehicles, Read More >>

The Increasing Importance of Rugged Automotive Interconnects

Rugged automotive interconnects are essential for the reliable operation of automotive battery management and power delivery systems Kevin Oursler, US – Director Marketing and Business Development at ERNI Electronics, Inc. Automotive battery management systems (BMSs) continue to progress in complexity and storage capacity, challenged by architecture and interconnectivity solutions that require ruggedization and reliability criteria Read More >>

Customization is Coming to Vehicle Interiors

Buyers can choose displays, lights, and infotainment elements, and use connectors to position them in the vehicles of the future. As consumers increasingly view cars as an extension of their home and workspaces, features that increase infotainment and productivity are becoming more important requirements. As a result, vehicle interiors are going to change a lot Read More >>

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 >>

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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 >>