Updated: March 23rd, 2020

Internal and external systems that include an expanded range of connected technologies will bring autonomy to the automotive world and make driverless cars a reality.

By Guido Dornbusch, Senior Director, Network Connected Devices Segment, Molex CMS; Alex Bormuth, Director Business Development, Molex CMS; and Dr. Ayman Duzdar, Senior Director of Engineering, Vehicle Antenna Solutions, Molex CMS driverless cars

On average, the human brain has 86 billion neurons constantly transmitting electrochemical signals to muscles and organs. Concurrently, impulses perceived through sensory receptors are transmitted rapid-fire back to the brain, enabling the body to communicate, act, and react. In much the same manner, autonomous vehicles require complex technologies to anticipate and react in real time to internal and external stimuli. Powerful computers comprise the brain of the self-driving car while automotive sensors serve as the sensory system, vigilantly detecting dynamic conditions on the road.