What it Takes to ‘Win’ the Unstoppable Electrification Race
It’s too early to place bets on the ultimate winners of the great vehicle electrification race, but the best odds are on automakers and suppliers that embrace disruption and empower innovation to fulfill customer expectations. The accelerated pace of invention and transformation across the entire electrified vehicle (EV) ecosystem is creating countless opportunities and obstacles, as reinforced in Molex’s recent survey, Innovation in Automotive Electrification.
Global Cross-Industry Collaboration Accelerates Electrification Success
The pace of growth and adoption of electric vehicles is undeniable. New models and technologies are launched with regularity and players outside the automotive segment are dabbling in meaningful, game changing ways. But how has the shift happened so quickly, particularly against a backdrop of otherwise challenging socio-economic difficulties globally?
On the Road to an Electrified Vehicle Future
An electrified vehicle future is on the horizon, as global automakers announce new electric fleets and invest in new technologies and EV battery plants to fuel next-generation innovations. Meanwhile, an ever-increasing roster of government incentives and regulations is spurring momentum for consumers, the automotive industry and the environment. The Innovation in Automotive Electrification survey was commissioned by Molex and conducted by Dimensional Research in October 2021, polling more than 200 participants at automotive companies, Tier 1 or 2 suppliers, as well as charging station providers in North America, EMEA and APAC.
Smart Agriculture in Depth
Farmers are under pressure to grow more food while minimizing their environmental impact. Smart ag has emerged as one of the most valuable tools to enable this.
Practitioner-Centered Design: Precision-Driven Decisions
Design thinking has become a guiding principle for new product breakthroughs in drug delivery, diagnostic and MedTech device innovations by helping to inform product performance based on patients’ lifestyles, abilities and preferences. In a human-centered design blog authored by my Phillips-Medisize colleague Brett Landrum, he stressed the critical need for form to follow function in improving patient compliance and medical outcomes.
Smart Devices Require Smarts
Medicine has relied on mechanical devices to help treat patients for decades. These devices have ranged in complexity from stents and shunts to dialysis machines and ventilators. As we settle into this age of data, the pressure to connect, control, instrument and analyze the operation of such devices and their impact on health has grown exponentially. After all, at a time when my watch can share heart rate and oxygen saturation, surely any physician-prescribed monitoring device should be able to provide relevant medical insight too?