Automotive suppliers are supplying increasingly sophisticated equipment to power the next generation of connected cars. We’re seeing connected car features evolve beyond vehicle status and safety features to include monitoring vehicle productivity and battery charging. As a result, customers can access a wider range of technology to improve their lives.
Manufacturers such as ChargePoint, Blink and Vestel are integrating intelligent features into their EV charging equipment to help determine how much electricity is captured by the battery. In addition, more features are available for level 2 and 3 charging.
Bosch announced the development of quantum sensors in the future to enable more precise measurements than those of current MEMS sensors.
On the autonomous application side, Qualcomm demoed its Snapdragon Ride platform equipped to support multimodal sensors, including cameras, radars, lidars, AD maps and ultrasonic sensors.
Lidar technology is also becoming more compact over time. Solid-state lidar emitters that fit inside existing camera casings (as opposed to spinning coffee cans) are expected to become available in cars starting model year 2025. This enables autonomous vehicle technology to be used for a variety of commercial and industrial applications.