The car of 2030, the million-mile car, software-defined vehicles and a driverless future may sound like the makings of a futuristic science fiction novel, but they are all technologies Molex is helping bring to everyday life.
Molex, a Koch company that manufactures a wide range of electronic connectors, has released survey results about the “The Future of Automotive.” The survey asked automotive industry leaders to predict the features they believe will be standard in 2030 cars. The findings are three leading categories: technology, electrification and connectivity. Specifically, they predict the industry will achieve a reduction in range anxiety, improved battery technology and vehicle autonomy.
Leaders across Molex examined how those survey insights intersect with the transformative technology Molex is developing to advance and support the future of the automotive industry in a series of blogs (linked below). Each one offers new insight into how Molex is fueling ways to make the driving experience better for you.
The Car of 2030: An Extension of the Connected Home
Remember being excited your car had a CD player? Get ready for high-speed Wi-Fi, wireless charging, built-in home speakers and fully voice-operated capabilities. These are just some of the features projected to be standard in vehicles by 2030. Mike Bloomgren, senior vice president and president of transportation & industrial solutions, explains how Molex is helping make those breakthroughs a reality.
The Million-Mile Car: Fact or Fiction?
Imagine buying an electric vehicle with a million-mile warranty and no need for tune-ups or oil changes. Frank Homann, Molex vice president of global automotive sales, describes how the company’s products can withstand the effects of a million miles on the road.
Software-Defined Vehicles: The Path to Innovation and Differentiation
Today’s automotive software can contain 100 million lines of code, which is 10 times more than a decade ago. Bill Fitzer, vice president and general manager of Molex’s connected mobility solutions business unit, explains how his division has worked to realize their vision of solving vehicle connectivity challenges since 2016 – and they don’t plan to hit the brakes any time soon.
Driving Towards a Driverless Future
Did you know 90% of all vehicle accidents are caused by the driver? This finding by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration further illustrates the need for the increased safety that autonomous vehicles could provide motorists. Molex’s Director of Advanced Technology and Market Development, Gary Manchester, details his group’s contributions toward assisting automakers in bringing transformative safety features to cars of the future.