Harting snaps into Rinspeed concept car for power, data and signals

Swiss automotive manufacturer, Rinspeed is presenting its metroSnap concept vehicle at CES this week, and Harting has designed an interface that supplies the vehicle with power, data and signals.

The module helps the driver use the vehicle for a wide range of tasks. It is divided into the Skateboard, which serves as an optimised electric vehicle (EV), and the Pod, which can be switched to accommodate different tasks. Communication, signal transmission and the power supply must all work smoothly between these two elements. Connectivity is automatically established as soon as the Pod and the Skateboard are securely connected.

The two companies have partnered before, with a fast charger from Harting Automotive, Harting’s subsidiary which reported a sharp increase in demand for e-mobility solutions. The company leverages its decades of experience in the field of connection and transmission technology to develop and produce charging equipment for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

In 2016, Harting’s Mica was integrated into Rinspeed’s Etos vehicle for autonomous emission and condition monitoring. In 2017, Harting its miniMICA to support Rinspeed’s Oasis car. The following year, Harting provided the fast-charging technology for the Snap and in 2019, the microSnap was charged using the fast-charging push.


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