When traveling abroad it is a good idea to have an adapter. So that our power supply, whether it is intended for smartphone or laptop, is compatible with the power outlet. Electric cars also have different standards, so the connectors they have are not always all the same. This is why connectivity, understood materially as the act of connecting two objects, is not so obvious that it interfaces in the same way. In an ideal world there would be a single standard. Then think about how complex a car is, how many elements must be physically connected to a car. Like seats, or more simply a dashboard display. Different elements which in turn have different connection systems. At least until today.


Merit of an all-Italian company, whose name TUC, founded and led by Ludovico Campana (Co-founder, Administrator and inventor of TUC) and Sergio Pininfarina (Co-founder, Administrator and Business Director). TUC, which then also defines the product name, a real infrastructure, designed to be implemented in any vehicle. Both during the design phase and if it is a restyling, therefore after the initial project. Therefore, through the connector developed by TUC, it is possible to power and connect any component constituting the interior of the vehicle, from the seats to the dashboards, from the displays to the ad hoc devices. A pre-industrialized version already exists, it implements on the MEB platform of the Volkswagen Group, the one intended for electric cars such as the ID.3.


In fact, a car equipped with the TUC system, could have access to a whole series of accessories designed to connect with this connector. In essence, it must be understood as a sort of universal power outlet to which to connect the elements that make up the interior of a car. Obviously the reductive definition of “power socket”, because the TUC hardware and software are very complex.

There are already a whole series of plug & play components designed to be inserted in a car via the TUC connector. Like the monocoque seats with the integration of audio system, ambient light and smartphone station signed by SABELT; a 12 ”smart dashboard with BOSCH; a seat with BeBeCare safety system and an audio entertainment system for children with CHICCO. Just a few examples of how the made in Italy system can be potentially advantageous for all car manufacturers.


June 30, 2020 (change July 1, 2020 | 08:54)


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