! function(o, t, e, a) { o._aoForms = o._aoForms || [], o._aoForms.push(a); var n = function() { var o = t.createElement(e); o.src = ("https:" == t.location.protocol ? "https://" : "http://") + "support.flex.com/acton/content/form_embed.js", o.async = !0; for (var a = t.getElementsByTagName(e)[0], n = a.parentNode, c = document.getElementsByTagName("script"), r = !1, s = 0; s < c.length; s++) { if (c[s].getAttribute("src") == o.getAttribute("src")) r = !0; } r ? typeof(_aoFormLoader) != "undefined" ? _aoFormLoader.load({ id: "482592df-d182-4ff0-be56-eebb313261fa:d-0001", accountId: "39314", domain: "support.flex.com", isTemp: false, noStyle: false, prefill: false }) : "" : n.insertBefore(o, a) }; window.attachEvent ? window.attachEvent("onload", n) : window.addEventListener("load", n, !1), n() }(window, document, "script", { id: "482592df-d182-4ff0-be56-eebb313261fa", accountId: "39314", domain: "support.flex.com", isTemp: false, noStyle: false, prefill: false });
Leading automaker brings connected vehicle platform to market in record time
Customer
A leading automaker
Product
Turnkey platform for connected communications
Services
Concept design, Prototype creation, Embedded technologies

Advanced, connected solutions in the auto industry are no longer just a “nice-to-have.” Connectivity determines the difference between industry leaders and industry laggards.

Business objective

 

In order to differentiate itself in an increasingly competitive market, a leading automaker turned to Flex and its deep expertise in the automotive industry to help build a complete turnkey platform for connected communications, including designing embedded, mobile and cloud infrastructures.

Reinventing automotive for a safer, more enjoyable driving experience

 

The cars of the future will communicate with traffic lights, avoid collisions and deliver diagnostics. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication are collectively referred as Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) – a wireless technology aimed at improving road safety and traffic management. But creating this kind of advanced connectivity platform requires wide-ranging expertise — from cloud experts to automotive engineers. Flex core technologies and unique market perspective provided the expertise to handle these challenges, while decreasing time to market and ensuring quality. This leading automaker engaged with Flex to leverage that expertise, taking the idea from concept to working prototype using our Sketch-to-Scale® capabilities.

Solution

 

On the road to the always-connected car of the future

 

Flex’s design team partnered with the automaker’s researchers to develop specifications to meet their needs: a long battery life, worldwide connectivity, a modular platform and powerful antennas.

 

Through a connected dongle, drivers can relay seamless, real-time data to a connected device to better understand driving and/or vehicle behaviors – introducing true intelligence to the automotive world. This data may be used to improve efficiency, whether that be through changing driving habits or re-calibrating components for optimization.

Result

Speeding time to market for a competitive edge

 

Flex took the idea from concept to working prototype in just 16 weeks, delivering 50 units ahead of schedule — a process that might otherwise have taken more than a year. The fully integrated turnkey solution included embedded, mobile and cloud software implementation and a cloud storage solution.

 

By partnering with Flex and leveraging its expertise in networking and computing, the automaker was able to enhance its design and engineering capabilities and co-create a cutting-edge solution in a fraction of the time.

Related articles

Optimized data center solutions
Story
Data center infrastructure is critical for expanding capacity and adopting 5G, faster WiFi, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Ruggedized edge computing solution
Solution brief
Ruggedized edge computing solution for autonomous vehicles and connected vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X) in smart cities.
mmWave phased array
Reference design
By using a phased antenna array with beamforming, radiated power and propagation distances have been vastly improved for 5G applications.

Subscribe to our blog

You can learn more about our use of cookies and your choices here. By clicking on any link on this page or clicking "OK, I agree", you are giving your consent for us to set cookies.