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Working in some of the harshest environments Automotive components must be robust and reliable.

Automotive vehicles can experience a multitude of different working conditions and it’s important to understand the extent at which they are deployed. Vehicles have a tough live, essentially operating in sub-zero and extreme temperatures and conditions.

 

Whether its waterproof switches or compact lightweight component's you can be sure all automotive components are subject to stringent tests and approvals.

They meet much higher standards in performance and within this hub you can find out more about what makes Automotive components the correct choice.

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  • 1 month ago

    @J Dan G A recent report: https://www.iihs.org/externaldata/srdata/docs/sr5304.pdf
    highlights problems with current-model cars fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping. It finds the...
  • 1 month ago

    @Boss We should already have transponders in our vehicles! With a collision avoidance system as used in air craft and shipping. I saw a demonstration of one problem with driverless technology, if the vehicle...
  • 1 month ago

    Fully-autonomous vehicles will certainly be universal at some point in the future. 2050? Probably not. 2100? Almost certainly. Who would have predicted in 1918 that the telephone and early radio experiments...
  • 1 month ago

    Hi Bill and thank you for an excellent article. I would agree that AI is limited at this point in time and can certainly be improved upon especially with LIDAR, Radar and other sensor tech as you have...
  • 1 month ago

    I disagree with your conclusion. We *will* have fully autonomous cars, and without an AI breakthrough. Sufficient technology will eventually mean that cars will recognise hazards sufficiently well. This,...
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