The automotive industry began in the late 1890’s when hundreds of manufacturers made the earliest automobiles often endeared as “horseless carriages”. Those carriages took off, and in 1903, 63,000 vehicles were built globally. Today 60 million automobiles are manufactured annually and the technology hasn’t hit the brakes either.
Today, the amount of technology and advancements in vehicles are enormous and speeding ahead. GPS Navigation systems and digital readouts have paved the way for complete system monitoring and autonomous braking systems, assisted parking and even self-driving vehicles. Technology in vehicles has migrated from an entertaining convenience to the deciding factor for consumers. As the technology has risen, so has safety.
On board cameras, Proximity alerts and multiple location airbags have created a smarter, safer way to explore the future. South Electronics continues to be a driving force in electronic components supply to Automotive manufacturers.