Automotive Articles

How Formula E Contributes to e-Mobility Innovation 

Lessons learned in the high-stakes performance racing market transfer to the evolution of automotive and autonomous technologies. High-speed interconnects are key to these designs. In the rapidly changing landscape of motorsports, Formula E has redefined the boundaries of racing by combining adrenaline-fueled competition with a commitment to sustainable innovation. Formula E also serves as aRead More

Alerts and Alarms: Connecting Horns and Backup Alarms

These simple but essential vehicle functions can be incorporated into automotive designs with a combination of custom and legacy interconnects. While much of the attention on automotive innovation today is focused on electrification and drivetrain technologies, if you really want to attract attention in a car, automotive horns or backup alarms will get the jobRead More

Accelerating into the Future of Mobility as a Service

In the years to come, it is projected that consumers worldwide will pivot from owning private cars, that they only use a fraction of the time to instead accessing mobility as a service (MaaS). With the breathless coverage of electric vehicles (EVs), it would be easy to believe that they represent a significant disruption toRead More

What are solderless terminals? 

What are solderless terminals? Meet the Connector: Solderless Terminals Solderless terminals provide a simplified wire joining solution. Whereas soldering provides a permanent connection, solderless terminals are advantageous in applications where connections may need to be disconnected for repair or if a change in design or components is imminent. TE Connectivity pioneered crimping technology and terminationRead More

Next-Generation EV Cell Contacting System Drives Vehicle Innovations

The reliable and easy-to-implement interface solution connects cells to the control board in an EV battery module, eliminating the need to daisy chain wires. Eight years ago, Molex took a leap and heavily invested in the equipment and capabilities to develop its cell contacting system in support of a market no one was sure wouldRead More

Five Important Considerations in Electric Vehicle Battery Manufacturing for 2023

EV batteries have come a long way, with improvements in energy density, charging speed, safety, and cost. Five considerations are top of mind for engineers working on the next generation of battery solutions. The vehicle energy transition is underway. By the end of 2023, the International Energy Agency expects 18% of new passenger vehicle salesRead More

Software-Defined Vehicles: A New Era of Vehicle Customization

In April, automotive and component manufacturers, suppliers, and the media flocked to China to participate in Shanghai Auto Show, the world’s largest car show. This year’s theme was “Embracing the New Era of the Automotive Industry,” and the show did not disappoint. Manufacturers showcased 1,500 state-of-the-art vehicles across 12 exhibit halls. What may come somewhatRead More

What are pin headers?

Meet the Connector: Pin Headers Pin headers are a type of electrical connector that consists of one or more rows of metal pins or contacts molded into a plastic base. They serve as a bridge between various elements in an electronic device, enabling the distribution of power, data, and signal throughout a device. They can connectRead More

Testing Automotive Connectors

For the companies that make and supply them, testing automotive connectors is an important step in their design and production. Electronics make up over 35% of the cost of a modern car, with tens of thousands of electronic components inside each vehicle. If any of them fail to withstand the harsh environmental conditions of theRead More

The EV Revolution Will Be Connectorized

A new category of e-mobility connectors for use in vehicles and charging infrastructure will help create our EV future. E-mobility, or electromobility, is the use of electric propulsion to power vehicles. Over the last decade, e-mobility has rapidly evolved with the adoption of electric cars, buses, trucks, and other forms of electric transportation. Experts sayRead More

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