Imagine a smart seat that can detect the presence of a driver dozing off or ambient OLED lighting contoured to fit any tight space in the cabin. As onboard electronic components increases in automobile’s production cost, the idea of incorporating flexible hybrid electronics becomes increasingly appealing.
From antennas to mounted structures, printing wiring harnesses to contoured OLED interactive center consoles, suppliers of all tier levels are encouraged to participate as the auto industry looks to the future and the new applications of FHE.
Manos Tentzeris, an electrical engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a speaker at the upcoming workshop, commented in a recent article from Assembly Magazine, “Flexible electronics are 60% to 80% lighter than traditional chip-based devices,” which is enticing to automotive engineers who are looking to eliminate excess weight in vehicles.
Industry experts from Fiat-Chrysler Group, Velodyne LiDAR, SBD Automotive, DuPont, NextFlex, Universal Instruments, Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Interlink Electronics and more will explore applicability options and implementation solutions of flexible hybrid electronics as it applies to the rapidly evolving automotive industry.
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