Autonomous driving is a megatrend with huge future growth potential. With its expertise in connector technology Rosenberger is helping shape present and future developments in driver assisted and autonomous driving.
Such vehicles rely on real-time actionable data which must be captured and processed in real-time. Distance meters and cameras installed in the rear-view mirror, for example, continuously transmit data to the vehicle control units; sensors continuously transmit data to recognize traffic signs or obstacles in the road.
External communication with other vehicles also takes place and information on the current traffic situation or warnings of accidents or dangers are exchanged. At the same time, the car is typically connected to a cloud or smartphone via further interfaces.
The challenges for manufacturers of connector products and systems are therefore enormous.
Their solutions must be perfectly shielded so as not to interfere with each other and to function reliably and error-free even under extreme conditions. In addition, vehicle manufacturers expect ever smaller, lighter and more efficient technology, with zero latency and guaranteed real-time transmission. Any time delay could prove fatal.