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Data connectivity in HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP08_03
Published August 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Ensuring high-speed data transmission requires OEM designers to think more about components, placement and the impact of environmental conditions early in design.

Technology advances are increasingly bringing a new level of connectivity to industrial and commercial vehicles. Customers are demanding functionality that automates or enhances operational tasks to increase driver productivity and safety and, in many cases, also brings down total cost of ownership.

Features such as automatic adaptive braking and steering, onboard diagnostics, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication and cameras that give the driver a 360-degree view of their environment are becoming basic customer requirements. These features require large amounts of data to be transmitted at high speeds. As engineers design new models to meet these customer demands, the challenge is to ensure signal integrity and data transmission in the harsh environment of the trucking and off-highway industries.