The auto industry is poised for more change in the next five to ten years than it’s seen in the past 50. That quote, from Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, illustrates the driving force (no pun intended) for increasingly complex electronics in vehicles.
Steve Groothuis, CTO of Samtec Microlectronics, recently conducted a workshop at the Autonomous Vehicles 2016 Conference and Workshop. Steve’s presentation is “Autonomous Vehicles: Successfully Integrating New Chips, Packages, and Modules.”
With autonomous vehicles currently being developed and prototyped, the requirements of miniaturization, higher functionality, size/weight, and high reliability cannot be compromised. In this workshop Steve focuses on electrical, mechanical, and electro-optical aspects that define autonomous vehicles’ electronic products success.
Key takeaways include:
- Provide an awareness of the specific chips, sensors, and modules in autonomous vehicles
- What are the metrics for navigating the electronics miniaturization landscape – for example, conversion costs, pros/cons, density vs. performance, etc.
- How will high-speed communications and other autonomous features be enabled?
This is part 1 of a two part presentation. If you have questions for Steve, you can contact him at this address.
Other links that may be of interest:
- Samtec Microelectronics
- Automotive Solutions Guide
- Samtec Automotive Special Standards – ACD Series / TS-16949 (please scroll down to “Automotive.”)
- Automotive Solutions Catalog