January 29, 2016
Source: Automotive Industries
The race for faster and more secure connectivity
While it has not yet gained the same traction with the public as Formula 1, Formula E is helping to accelerate development in areas such as data and power connectivity, battery management, electric motor refinement, and inverter and chassis development. More power has been added to the formula as a test bed with TE Connectivity in June 2015 being named a lead partner to Andretti Technologies, the technology incubation and advanced engineering business of Andretti Autosport. TE sponsors the Andretti Formula E Race Team, partnering on Andretti’s ATEC- 01 power train development program. The company says the technology partnership will leverage TE’s expertise in sensors and connectors, including its DEUTSCH autosport range of products, AST sensors and Raychem cables and wires. Automotive Industries (AI) asked Eric Kueppers, president, Automotive, TE Connectivity, how autosport is contributing to the evolution of the motor car.
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