A global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, Lear Systems has renamed its electrical business segment as the "E-Systems" business segment. This name change is intended to reflect the increasing complexity of automotive electrical systems and Lear's expanded electrical architecture and vehicle connectivity capabilities, according to a company press release.
Focused on managing electric power and distributing signals within a vehicle for both traditional electrical architectures and alternative energy vehicles, Lear’s E-Systems portfolio consists of wire harnesses, terminals and connectors, complex electronic modules, power converters and inverters, battery chargers, 48-volt systems, wireless capabilities, software, cybersecurity, lighting modules, and audio components.
Lear recently acquired Arada Systems, plus intellectual property and technology from Autonet Mobile, adding software and hardware capabilities that securely connect vehicle electrical systems to networks and devices outside the vehicle. With these enhanced capabilities, Lear says it now has the ability to process signals and data both within the vehicle and outside the vehicle.