Electric Vehicles and Connected Transportation

TE Insights on Technology Trends

Electrifying and Connecting All the Ways We Travel

What is driving the evolution of connectivity in transportation? Innovation is happening because of recent advancements in high-voltage physics, materials science, and advanced circuitry that make rugged, reliable, integrated solutions possible. At TE, we apply our expertise in these areas to manufacture high-voltage connector systems, high-density sensors, 5G antennas, turnkey assemblies, and miniaturized cabling designed to meet the most rigorous transportation challenges: Improve vehicle reliability and responsiveness. Detect potential mechanical failures before these occur. Reduce energy use while connecting vehicles to the cloud. And accelerate and integrate high-speed data, high-current power, and high-clarity signal connectivity – within vehicles, between vehicles and infrastructure, and across entire transportation networks.

CTO Insights:

"Electric Jets Could Make Air Travel Cleaner and Cheaper by 2040"

TE's Thierry Marin-Martinod, CTO Aerospace and Defense, spoke with Inverse.com about his views on electrifying the jet engine, creating new opportunities for using renewable energy to improve environmental performance and possibly reduce operating costs.

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Browse our index of trend reports from TE engineers, on connectivity solutions for these  transportation areas:

Minding what matters to enable the future of transportation. On the road, today’s electric vehicles (EVs) – cars, trucks, and buses – are providing drivers and passengers with safe, connected performance with the capacity for high acceleration over increasingly longer distances. In the air, commercial airplanes are offering travelers high-speed internet access and in-flight entertainment systems without sacrificing comfort – while giving pilots advanced solutions for monitoring avionics and flight systems, analyzing data, and integrating navigation, landing, and communications functions. And on the rails and beneath the city streets, transcontinental trains and mass transit systems are helping people to get to where they need to go – on time and in comfort while also staying connected to work, family, and their activities.


Around the world, our engineers are working side-by-side our customers – automakers, rail companies, and aerospace innovators – to define and develop the integrated technological architectures making transportation safe, sustainable, and reliable in the harshest conditions. Our solutions are built to withstand the extreme exposure, temperatures, and vibrations that come with traveling on the road and rails, around town and at the worksite, and across the sky and in deep space.

Featured White Paper:

Innovation in Vehicle Automation

Worldwide, the automotive industry is developing vehicles that are safer, sustainable, and more comfortable. Making these advancements possible is advanced connectivity throughout vehicles, both in the number of interconnections and in the volume of data transmitted. Enabling this requires high radio frequency (RF) / high-bandwidth connections.


Our MATE-AX miniaturized coaxial terminal delivers 9 GHz immediate RF performance and the capacity for up to 20 GHz in much smaller, lighter layouts. Seventy-five percent smaller and thirty-four percent lighter than a 4-terminal FAKRA connector, our MATE-AX interconnection system brings reliability and affordability with the advantage of supporting full automation.


Read our white paper on MATE-AX and learn how it can integrate with existing wiring architectures.


CTO Insights:

"Advanced ethernet could safeguard AVs against network delays"

TE's Alan Amici, VP and CTO Transportation, spoke with Axios.com about his views on a potential solution to improve automotive ethernet, in ways that support the data connectivity requirements which AVs need for real-time performance.