Is it possible to replace an automotive wiring harness with PCB?

Is it possible to replace an automotive wiring harness with PCB? For example, just have the cables attached on either end of the circuit to eliminate a bunch of messy cableage in between.

That can be realized with the help of micro-controllers, but you have to use high clock rate MCUes with this.
Divide sections into 3 parts. Central, Front and rear.

  1. Take all the inputs such as light switches, brake paddle switches, etc to Central MCU. Remember switches with interrupt handling.
    ·Serialise the data with I2C or CAN or USART or any sort of serial communication.
  2. Make rear and front receiver parts with used serial methods.
    and you are done.
Pros Cons
Less wiring

Less loss of voltage

Digital

Flexible

Can add more features

Lots of programming

Spike’s from the spark plug does harm your serialised signals.

MUC is low voltage device

Motorbike is Hot and high voltage.

More Isolations and more circuit complexity.

(Remark: According to our experience, more attention should be attached on voltages and external noise.)

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Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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