According to this article we found, there are two primary 2016 wire harness trends in the automotive industry.
Automotive Industry 2016 Wire Harness Trends
“There are two hot topics in automotive wiring harness market: aluminum wire and high-voltage wiring harness in xEV. Sumitomo and Furukawa Electric are quite successful in automotive aluminum wire harness. Aluminum wire harness could reduce the mass of vehicles, but aluminum wire and copper alloy connector are two different kinds of metal and thus should be subject to special treatment and require special connectors.
In recent years, the xEV output has increased significantly. xEV needs to use a large quantity of high-voltage high-current wiring harness which has to be customized. While most of the companies have lower xEV output, and few ones are willing to customize wiring harness products, which provides opportunities to small companies. For example, Taiwan-based Bizlink exclusively supplies high-voltage wiring harness to Tesla. However, once the output increases, those companies are likely to transfer their orders to professional wiring harness companies.”
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