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Next-generation mobility will be defined by safer, more sustainable and convenient ways of moving around. Our vision is to co-create engineering solutions for the vehicle architecture physical and wireless connectivity challenges that will be key enablers of this vision.


Connectivity is key to achieving the full potential of the connected car industry. All-electric, fully autonomous vehicles combined with cloud, big data and analytics technology will enable exciting new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) business models that will transform mass and individual movement in urban and other areas around the world. Read our trend paper to learn how this vision impacts vehicle architectures and how connectivity innovation is key to enabling this industry transformation.

  1. Engineering Next-Generation Mobility

By 2030, the automotive landscape will be defined by more sustainable, safer and convenient ways of moving around. Our vision is to co-create connectivity solutions that will be key enablers of this transformation.


Mobility-as-a-Service platforms will replace over 2.3 billion urban private car journeys annually by 2023*


By 2030, many nations will ban the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles.**


Industry experts estimate an autonomous vehicle can generate close to 10TB per hour***

Connectivity for Next-Generation Mobility

Two key technology drivers - powertrain electrification and automation will ultimately lead to a new generation of all-electric, fully autonomous vehicles. At the same time, with the emergence of new business models, utilizing cloud and big data technologies, there will be a shift away from car ownership towards mobility services provided by new types of vehicle fleet operating companies.


Both individuals and organizations will benefit with richer services and lower costs as they embrace mobility services over car ownership. With connected car innovation, the industry is truly accelerating into the future.





Connectors and antenna technology innovation, key elements in new vehicle architectures, will enable this transformation by providing:

  • Connectivity for high-power charging 
  • Connectivity for software-driven architectures
  • Reliable data connectivity in all-electric environments
  • Wireless data connectivity


This trend paper describes TE's vision for the next generation of mobility and its impact on vehicle architectures. It shares how TE’s technology and portfolio address critical connectivity challenges the industry is experiencing. Four subsequent trend papers will provide a deeper look at connectivity technology challenges, requirements, and potential solutions.

"Electricity and data are the fuel of next-generation vehicles."

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Related Topics:

*Juniper Research 2018

**Center for Climate Protection 2018

***IBM 2018


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