Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference


On October 6 and 7, 2022, the first US Automotive Wire Harness & EDS Conference will take place in Detroit, Michigan, the cradle of the U.S. automotive industry.

Bringing together OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, wire harness developers, high-voltage specialists, and other innovative suppliers, the wire harness conference is a unique information and industry networking gathering for the entire automotive wire harness community!

Following 10 years of successful working with the wire harness community in Europe, we are expanding our reach into North America to help drive the development of wire harness and EDS systems, technologies, and innovations.

We are looking forward to meeting with international industry experts in Detroit to exchange case studies, ideas, and solutions.

See Bob Potock speak on October 7th at 9:30 AM

A Digital Engineering Approach to Wire Harness Design Visualization and Collaboration

Digital Engineering can be characterized by the replacement of documents with the adoption of models and standards. In turn, toolchains are evolving to provide the necessary design, verification, and manufacturing capabilities while realizing Digital Engineering methods. Growing product complexity is one of the main drivers behind this change. Growing product complexity necessitates better design collaboration and product visualization across stakeholders, organizations, and suppliers. Pre-production and post-production stakeholders need to review, markup, and approve wire harness designs, while post-production stakeholders may need to debug a broken connector in the field. The stakeholders use different tools with different formats creating a less than optimal collaboration environment.

This talk will examine the challenges of collaboration and visualization in a wire harness design process and how to become more compliant with a Digital Engineering approach. Viewing schematic, 2D, and 3D data typically requires multiple tools and formats. This creates a barrier to broad organizational collaboration and limits productivity. The solution is a harness analyzer tool providing the pre and post-production stakeholders with a common UI for schematic, 2D, and 3D visualization across multiple device types. The design data (e.g., KBL, HCV) can be examined and analyzed through multiple 2D/3D views and access to detailed design data. This harness analyzer can be used in Engineering, Manufacturing, Technicians, etc… The versatility of the harness analyzer spanning your entire enterprise is a perfect fit for the Digital Engineering process.


Name: Bob Potock

Title: Vice President of Marketing, Zuken USA