The U.S. market, with its unique set of challenges and opportunities, particularly stands to gain from the keeping the J560 connectors and develop a standalone solution for high data transmission rates. This approach aligns both with the daily-life practicability of fleet managers and the increasing need for high-speed data transmission that have long been a concern in the transport sector.
Why Combo Solutions Fell Short
ERIC JAEGER takes a logical approach with an in-depth look at why combo connectors have failed to make a significant impact on the market in the past, particularly in the United States. Their higher costs, added complexity, and the need for more frequent maintenance have consistently placed them at a disadvantage. Furthermore, the missing downward compatibility would put quite a strain of the interchangeability of towing vehicles and trailers, making the life of fleet managers quite complicated.
The connector specialists elaborate on how standalone J560 connectors overcome these pitfalls by being more cost-effective, simpler to install and maintain, and more reliable in the long run.
By doing so, they lean on years of VDA logic to show that standalone connectors are not just a trend but a carefully considered industry standard. This makes it a practical necessity to keep the J560 standard while using a new, standalone solution for today's high-speed, high-volume data needs in the American commercial vehicle sector.
The whitepaper underlines the comprehensive analysis, providing a holistic view of why a standalone solution is the future of data connectivity in commercial vehicles. For those interested in a deep understanding of the matter, the full whitepaper is available for download on the ERICH JAEGER website.