THE ROAD TO AUTONOMOUS DRIVING: TRANSFORMING VISION INTO REALITY
This paper examines the trends and innovations around autonomous driving and the role of data connectors, antennas, and sensors in various autonomous driving use cases. Specifically, it will look at the new technology challenges and the key technology enablers required to overcome them.
No matter how the global automotive industry realizes the vision of autonomous driving, we are here to help our customers as we leverage decades of experience producing reliable connectivity, antenna, and sensor systems. Our portfolio supports end-to-end automotive connectivity addressing all the physical layer challenges of today and the increasing demands of autonomous driving as the industry develops. These challenges include the ability to transmit large amounts of data in real-time; the flexibility required to integrate heterogenous devices and chip protocols; and ever-increasing industry requirements for miniaturization, flexible packaging, and automotive grade robustness for safety-critical applications.
Our technology and competence in automotive electro-mechanical contacts, connectors, cable assemblies, sensors and antennas means TE is equipped to offer a truly holistic solution to meet the power, signal and data demands of autonomous driving within the vehicle and beyond.
Data Connectivity for In-Vehicle Networks
In-vehicle networks will need the lightest and leanest cable assemblies and connectors, and likely in ever denser configurations. TE is helping make those optimizations, to get more data faster in the most power efficient way, but with less total material.
The Role of Antennas
Antennas are a key component connecting the vehicle to the outside world. With TE's newly acquired antenna technology, TE has more solutions to offer the automotive industry for the V2X communications that will be necessary for autonomous vehicles.
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**Source: McKinsey & Company
***Source: The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration