Because I’ve been in the electrical/electronics (E/E) engineering industry for such a long time, I can still remember drawing PCB layouts manually. We would then work out the connection lengths of wire harnesses by laying out waxed cord lacing on a physical prototype. Managing design data was fairly simple: from drawings to parts lists and specifications, everything was visible and physically tangible on a paper document – though more prone to coffee spills and unintentional loss! Later, with the help of CAD Tools, engineering specifications and drawings went digital and the number of files handled grew with the performance of the tools.
What I witnessed that day was a combination of preparedness and stoicism. No sooner had the typhoon moved on than the cleanup crews came out in full force. The morning commute went off without a hitch.
As vehicles transition to higher levels of autonomous driving, networking requirements are growing at a rapid rate. The top contender to meet these requirements is the ubiquitous Ethernet protocol which has already established a dominant position in most other industries.
Imagine if you could gather product performance information while your product is being used by the customer.
It is essential to insure that you are taking the necessary steps to maximize your product revenue while protecting your company’s intellectual property.