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15W USB-C for Automotive Applications

Adding 15W USB-C into Automotive Applications

Interconnectivity must now come with interoperability. These two traits have underpinned the USB standard since its inception. Having successfully unified consumer connectivity, its benefits are now being felt in other sectors, including automotive.

Car makers have turned to USB to satisfy consumers’ needs regarding in-vehicle connectivity. A USB Type-A port has become a common fitment on today’s cars. Users can easily acquire a suitable cable to connect the USB Type-A to the Micro USB or Lightning connector on their phone.

However, the momentum behind the USB Type-C connector standard, now being adopted in new smartphones and other consumer devices, is overtaking the automotive industry.