The electronics manufacturing and automotive industries have always been connected. But right now, the two sectors are more closely intertwined than ever.

Over the last decade, various changes and developments in what’s expected from modern vehicles have led to the utilisation of more and more electronic solutions. And that’s put the global automotive electronics market on track to grow at a 5.8% CAGR between now and 2030.

What lies behind this impressive growth rate? And what are some of the best examples of modern electronic automotive solutions? Let’s find out…

Driving forces for industry growth

When considering why electronic automotive solutions are growing so popular, it makes sense to start with the environmental benefits.

Petrol and diesel vehicles have an incredibly high carbon footprint. Meanwhile, electric alternatives don’t release any CO2 emissions when driven. So, many countries (the UK included) are trying to phase out traditional vehicles ahead of their net-zero target deadlines.

Plus, the sky-rocketing fuel prices witnessed in 2022 have made electric vehicles (EVs) more attractive to drivers. After all, who wouldn’t want to swap expensive trips to the petrol station for low-cost charging point visits?

All this has increased demand for electronics manufacturers in the automotive industry, fostering industry growth.

Moving onto safety benefits…

Electronic components can power cutting-edge technologies that limit road accidents and prevent casualties. That’s particularly important right now, as automotive industry standards are growing stricter all the time. For example, from July 2024, UK car manufacturers will be legally required to ensure any new cars on sale in showrooms are fitted with speed limiters.

And we can’t underestimate the importance of keeping up with the latest trends!

Automotive manufacturers are relying on the right electronics components to pack the most in-demand tech into new vehicles without compromising efficiency, longevity or environmental impact.

All this might sound relatively straightforward. However, the automotive electronics deployed in the real world are anything but.

Examples of electronics in the automotive industry

Right now, there’s a whole host of electronics powering new vehicles. And they’re all facilitated by complex electronics manufacturing solutions.

EVs are built with printed circuit boards (PCBs) — the backbone of electrical systems. They connect the car’s battery, motor controller and charging system. As such, they must be designed, drilled and soldered without error to prevent malfunctioning, which could be fatal.

Then there are driver assistance systems (ADAS). These systems ensure cars avoid nearby obstacles, stay in the right lane and automatically brake in emergencies, giving drivers greater peace of mind on the road. Therefore, they need ultra-precise sensors with the highest degree of accuracy to protect people from danger.

ADAS are also an excellent example of the types of desirable tech requiring specialised components. Without miniaturised electronics, the systems could weigh vehicles down, which increases fuel consumption, wear on tyres, emissions and more.

Fortunately, there’s no need to worry about complications when working with us.

As an electronics manufacturing expert specialising in PCB assembly, we provide an array of services to ensure the best possible results every time. Think everything from procurement to test solutions…

Moreover, our work is underpinned by our business management system, which meets the requirements for internationally recognised quality standards. And we can turn around a quote for you within four working days!

So, if you want to jumpstart your next automotive project, you know what to do.

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