Molex, a system integrator and supplier of high-speed networking, datacom, rugged industrial and automotive solutions that enable innovative architectural design and development for the intelligent vehicles of the future, will showcase its Modular Automotive Connectivity (MAX) solution at ELIV 2019 in Bonn, Germany.

MAX offers high-quality and affordable vehicle networking for both traditional and new mobility providers, utilizing two modules from u-blox, a Swiss-based provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies. MAX is ideally suited for small series, such as vans or targeted innovative EV projects. As a central node in the vehicle, MAX enables both internal and external networking. The solution is flexible, scalable and is an open software concept, fulfilling important requirements of the dynamic mobility market.

MAX can be tailored to the customer’s requirements through individual configuration. The platform combines quality of state-of-the-art communication technologies with the necessary degree of standardization for cost control. In addition, the individual modularization enables a short time-to-market compared to tailor-made solutions. This path is the ideal alternative for telematics service providers who can use MAX as the basis for a backend connection, as well as for the development of various applications.

Optimal mobile network access and precise positioning support innovative mobility applications. Two modules from u-blox, the TOBY-L4 and NEO-M8L, are built into the MAX connectivity platform. TOBY-L4 supports the reception and transmission of data over the mobile network to the backend, enabling mobile Internet access. In addition, the Automotive Grade GNSS module NEO-M8L supports positioning, so that the ECU knows exactly where the vehicle is at all times. The solution can determine the position not only via GPS but also via Galileo, Beidou and Glonass. As a result, MAX can be deployed globally and offers a flexible and scalable solution for worldwide mobility providers, OEMs and system suppliers.