Connected Vehicles

Construction Vehicles Go Electric

As the construction industry embraces electrification, OEMs are discovering it’s not as simple as repurposing the technology used in passenger vehicles. Connector suppliers are addressing the unique challenges this shift entails.   The off-road transportation sector, which includes construction, mining, and agriculture vehicles, is embracing electrification due to the benefits it affords. However, certain challengesRead More

Electronic Housings for the Off-Road Vehicle Market

Off-road conditions subject electronics to a wide range of stressors. To ensure reliable, seamless integration into off-road vehicles, design engineers should look for special features when specifying housing systems.   Electronic housings designed for the off-road vehicle market face a unique set of environmental factors that most electronic housings are not designed to handle. ToRead More

eVTOL is Ready to Rise Above Urban Congestion

A new urban mobility solution for today’s congested cities, eVTOL enables passengers to take to the skies, no pilot required. Electrified, autonomous, and responsive, eVTOL offers an airborne route into a new transportation future. A convergence of high-speed technologies, high-capacity batteries, and autonomous advancements have enabled the development of a new generation of electric verticalRead More

Automotive Electrification Brings Opportunity for Smart Cities

Automotive electrification, connected transportation infrastructure, and high-speed communication systems are converging to create a safer, more efficient, and more connected automotive ecosystem in cities around the world. Automotive electrification has transformed every vehicle, not just EVs. Safety systems, driver assist technologies, and connected entertainment, navigation, and communication tools have transformed the driving experience. In theRead More

Automotive SerDes Taps Ethernet for High-Speed Communications

The first wave of devices based on the Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link Ethernet (ASA-MLE) draft specification are coming out now. These devices will become components of critical infrastructure for the next generation of intelligent Software Defined Vehicles. A new automotive SerDes technology standard is rapidly coming into view: the Automotive SerDes Alliance Motion Link Ethernet (ASA-MLE)Read More

Navigating the Roads with Fleet Management Technologies

Fleets have emerged as integral players in the rapidly evolving transportation landscape, shaping the delivery of goods from factory to destination, and the movement of people around the globe. New fleet management technologies offer visibility and control of moving assets to create cost and logistics efficiencies. From delivery services to public transportation systems, fleets ofRead More

Telematics is the Data and Communications Superstar in Your Car

Telematics is having its moment as the key to an array of advanced data and communications capabilities— from lane retention and blind spot warnings (available today) to instant crash avoidance notifications and coordinated traffic lights (on the horizon). The practice of collecting vehicle operation data began in the 1950s, when mechanical devices were installed inRead More

Building a Better EV Battery Monitoring System

New interconnect technologies help design more efficient, more powerful electric vehicles beginning with the battery pack. The foundation of any electric powertrain is the EV battery pack, as it is here that electrical energy supplied by charging infrastructure is stored. When the vehicle is moving, the battery is responsible for delivering this energy to theRead More

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 asRead 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

Connected Skies: Enhancing Aviation Connectivity with Future-Focused Solutions

In the aviation world, connectivity and interactivity between various systems includes integrating sensors, devices, and networks to facilitate the exchange of information and enable real-time monitoring, analysis, and decision-making. The rapid advancement of technology has led to increased aviation connectivity and interactivity between various components and systems. This includes integrating sensors, devices, and networks toRead More

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