2015-07-06

Automotive to Aerospace: Test Equipment Draws on Smart Cars to Boost Tech

The aerospace industry could find a fast friend in the automotive market when it comes to providing reliable and effective test equipment to the two quickly evolving markets. Both industries are facing similar issues in the way of growing autonomy and the concept of big data, issues that require test equipment at the same rapid pace of developing technology.

"The automotive industry is a factor of seven to 10 larger industry, so more employees, more turnover worldwide, and a lot of new programs starting every year. And with these new programs they really have to evolve much faster than in the aircraft industry," Arne Brehmer, director of aerospace customer center at Vector Informatik, a company that supplies test equipment for both aircraft and automotive, told Avionics Magazine.

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