A very informative article. Just by improving the connector design the charging time of Lithium-ion batteries has been reduced to half , that is some achievement. One of my experiences while sourcing components for Electric Scooter was that they were not designed from the serviceability point of view. Especially for the connectors which connect the hub motor of the rear wheel. Since tire punctures are very common for a scooter, frequent removal and reconnecting of those connectors is necessary. I hope ITT has taken this serviceability also into account while increasing the reliability and quality of the interconnects for EVs
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.