The automotive industry is currently transitioning to both electric and autonomous vehicles, creating extensive opportunities for many new technologies. Printed/flexible electronics are particularly well suited to automotive applications, with opportunities across the vehicle interior, exterior and powertrain. For example, the ability to make electronics on thin flexible substrates enables weight to be reduced, a key consideration for electric vehicles, while the conformality associated with flexible electronics is highly suited to emerging interior design trends in which organic curves replace flat surfaces.
In this webinar Dr Matthew Dyson, a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx specializing in printed/flexible electronics, will discuss a wide range of emerging applications for printed/flexible electronics technologies within the automotive sector, along with a forecast adoption timeline.
Specific automotive applications discussed in the webinar will include:
- Flexible heaters and sensors for battery management
- Printed and flexible touch sensors for switches
- In-mold electronics and printing wiring onto 3D surfaces
- Transparent heaters
- Flexible displays and lighting