Molex is interested in doing a webinar or panel discussion around ADAS on the element14 community and is interested in what topics are members would be interested in. Feel free to suggest topics you are interested in on the comments below and vote in our poll. Molex is interested in what topics our members are interested in. If you're not familiar with what Molex has to offer around ADAS the following link would be a good place to start.
Here's a breakdown of Molex ADAS offerings which I suggest you check out in their overview of automated driving.
Vote in the poll below to let us know what topics you are interested. Here are a list of topics Molex have explored in the past but feel free to suggest your own in the comments below:
- V2X: A Vital Roadmap for Saving Lives - V2X is short for vehicle-to-everything communications. The promise of vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) is gaining ground as tier 1 automotive manufacturers realize the potential of this innovative technology to save millions of lives and transform vehicle transportation. Today, however, multiple barriers need to be overcome before everyone can realize crucial safety benefits.
- Vehicle Architecture: The Innovation Turning Point - Though electronic content drives many cutting-edge features in new cars, the manufacturing techniques used to connect electronics have not advanced at the same rate as the hardware and software. This stalled advancement could prove problematic to future automotive development if not addressed.
- Sensor Fusion: Enabling Vehicles to Perceive the World Like People Do - Autonomous driving, ADAS and electrification demand improved vehicle sensing solutions to enhance safety on the road. Vehicles need to perceive their surroundings the way a human does: with a mixture of visual, audio and touch cues.
- The Future of Connectivity - Molex works directly with auto manufacturers and tier-one suppliers to enable reliable camera, radar and LiDAR systems. Their V2X antenna system is key to the next generation of automated driving.
- Automated Driving: Challenges and Opportunities - As driving becomes more automated, manufacturers must revamp processes and designs. Among other challenges, engineers need to find room for an ever-growing number of sensors and cameras. Electric vehicles are especially jampacked, with a high-end EV commonly hosting more than 100 sensors.
- Delivering the Digital Cockpit - Accustomed to a steady stream of real-time information delivered by their smartphones, today’s car buyers increasingly expect the same kind of experience in their vehicles. Automakers are responding with multiple screens, cameras and sensors to keep passengers safe, comfortable, entertained and in the know about the weather, traffic conditions and the location of the next gas or charging station.
- Driving Towards a Driverless Future - To become completely driverless, future vehicles will contain hundreds of sensors, all producing data that will need to be processed, interpreted, and acted upon. If this can be done well then there is no doubt that road safety will improve immeasurably, given that over 90% of all accidents are caused by the vehicle’s driver.
- The Move to an Energy Efficient Automotive Future - The automotive industry is transitioning with speed towards a more energy-efficient future, fueled by leading manufacturers investing heavily in electrification and hybrid technologies. At the consumer level, the conversation is slightly different but just as energetic. People are excited about the concept of a more environmentally friendly solution to personal transport, one that has the potential to give us everything we need with little to no emissions.
- Predicting Automotive Electronics Performance with Digital Twins - igital twins have already revolutionized automotive design and manufacturing, but what happens when that approach is applied to the component level? A team of Molex engineers is now developing product digital twins and using a virtual world to predetermine performance capabilities and lifespan.
- The Car of 2030: An Extension of the Connected Home - When thinking about what cars will look and be like in 2030, there’s a lot to get excited about, according to findings of Molex’s recently released “The Future of Automotive” survey. Topping the list, we can expect the majority of these vehicles to be electric and safer while offering a full menu of connectivity options and customized experiences.
- Removing Roadblocks to Vehicle Electrification - The future is electric. Indeed, the electrification of products, systems, and processes is happening at an accelerated pace in countless industrial and consumer settings. These changes are driven by advanced electronic technologies in lieu of conventional methods such as hydraulics and pneumatics.
- An Adaptive Approach: Challenges and Proposed Solutions - The role that autonomous/adaptive driving plays in reducing accidents is both evident and crucial. For instance, collision-avoidance systems can mitigate the limitations of human reaction time that contribute to many accidents.
- The Software-Defined Vehicle Is Here — Is Your Network Bandwidth Ready? - The concept of the “software-defined vehicle” is gaining momentum throughout the automotive industry. The way in which drivers and passengers will experience the car of the future is dependent on the software and related services offered by the car manufacturer. This will impact dramatically the architecture of the car as well as the bandwidth of in-vehicle networks (IVNs), which will continue to grow exponentially, as will the complications associated with high data rates.
- Cables and Connectors Drive Innovations in Tomorrow's Connected Cars - There is a tremendous transformation underway in the automotive industry as consumers demand greater functionality from their vehicles. For example, growing interest in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) or autonomous driving (AD) applications places greater emphasis on intelligent in-vehicle networking (IVN) and wiring systems. While often overlooked in importance, cables and connectors form a car’s critical nervous system and must deliver fast, uninterrupted signal transmissions within the vehicle.
- Innovations in EV Battery Technology - The 12V power model has been the automotive industry standard since the 1950s. But today’s consumer demands are forcing automotive manufacturers to look towards a 48V future.