Commercial vehicle designers are increasingly introducing advanced functionality, which was previously developed for passenger vehicles. Driver assistance and automation, infotainment options, 360-degree camera systems, high speed V2V and V2I communication, and a wide range of essential safety features are now being integrated into commercial vehicles as well.
New technologies like these are made possible with a vehicle-wide set of sensors – including camera systems, radars/lidars, and more. These must be interconnected via a sophisticated network which can transmit high speed data with low latency throughout the vehicle. Information gathered by these devices can then be processed using on-board electronic control units to create a complete model of the vehicle and its environment.
The transition to these types of technologies brings a whole new challenge for design engineers – who need to ensure that these vehicles perform even in the harshest environments. And that's where TE Connectivity (TE) comes in.
TE specializes in the design and manufacture of the essential terminals and connectors which make these types of robust in-vehicle networks possible. We are an established leader in this market, leveraging our experience and proven performance in high-speed data, reliability in extreme environments, and collaboration with customers across the globe – to deliver solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of truck, bus and off-highway applications.
Our design engineers take every element into account when developing and customizing new products – so everyone from your procurement and sales teams, right through to your customers and their operators, get exactly what they need to do their job out there in the real world.
TE Connectivity is renowned worldwide for being a champion of innovation, with extensive application and system expertise – enabling the development of products that address future technologies. Find out more about some of our specialists, who are leading the field in Data Connectivity for Industrial and Commercial Vehicles.
Our products have been developed so that manufacturers of commercial vehicles – such as trucks, buses and off-highway applications – and marine craft are able to design the sophisticated systems that their customers are now demanding.
In addition to the entertainment and communication systems that provide driver satisfaction and enjoyment, this also includes access to information about systems that allow the driver to monitor and pilot the vehicle.
For any fleet manager, ensuring the safety of their employees is key. High speed in-vehicle communications enables a wide range of safety features – from lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control through to newer technologies such as lane keeping assistant, pedestrian detection, and even autonomous driving.
This is the backbone of the vehicle, the underpinning infrastructure which makes all communication possible. Within the vehicle, from one vehicle to another, or between the vehicle and another location – whether that’s the owner’s depot or control centre, or even the manufacturer. The network provides for the reliability of the information transmission, making sure that the driver is fully informed about every aspect of his vehicle, at all times.
Our specialized products all provide severe vibration and mechanical shock resistance, and some also allow for field maintenance in harsh environments such as those in which commercial vehicles operate. This includes situations involving dust, dirt, and moisture, and temperature ranges of -40°C to +125°C.
They can adapt to virtually any use, including radars/lidars, cameras, telematic units, antennas, on-board diagnostics, infotainment applications, head-up-displays, and instrument clusters.
Sealed MCON Ethernet Connectors – providing robust full duplex, wire-to-wire connections for multifunction displays, ethernet communications, infotainment modules, cameras, and media access controllers. Our connectors are ideal for use within many types of commercial vehicle including buses, heavy and medium duty trucks, plus agricultural and construction vehicles.
HDSCS Ethernet Connectors – a rugged, heavy-duty thermoplastic connector, combined with TE’s new MATEnet interconnection system. This wire-to-wire and wire-to-device connector was designed to meet the reliability and quality needs of commercial vehicles, offering the flexibility to implement multiple hybrid interfaces and scalability, by using unshielded or shielded twisted pair.
We design and manufacture a broad portfolio of rugged, lightweight and miniaturized components for accelerating data flow, protecting and managing power distribution, and improving signal clarity. By partnering globally with all types of manufacturers, we are helping engineers achieve quick-turn innovation for Infotainment systems that can run faster and continuously, while using less power and delivering lag-free performance with expanded functionality. Getting this right, in ways that also generate new business value, begins with understanding the kinds of electronic components which are needed to enable robust end-to-end connectivity in next-generation infotainment systems – and then integrating these systems into the core architectures for technological ecosystems. Download our Enterprise Trend White Paper on Data Connectivity now.
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