Renesas Electronics Corporation which specializes in advanced semiconductor solutions has partnered with Airbiquity to develop a secure, high-performance automotive solution. This solution has over-the-air (OTA) capabilities and is suitable for use as part of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-everything (V2X), and automated driving applications that are likely to be used on a widespread basis in the future.
The two companies are working on integrating Airbiquity’s OTAmatic cloud-based OTA software and data management service delivery solution with Renesas’ high-performance, low-power R-Car H3 automotive computing platform. The combined solution will be based on the R-Car H3 system-on-chip (SoC). It confirms with ISO 26262 safety functionality (FuSa) standard, and will serve as a powerful, efficient, and secure automotive computing platform with highly targeted and scalable on-demand OTA software update and data management capabilities.
Vehicles are increasingly depending on software, electronic control units (ECUs), sensors, and microprocessors (MCUs) as they come with more connectivity features. The age of autonomous vehicles is not too far off and soon there will be a need to securely manage OTA software updates and data collection for millions of vehicles simultaneously. All these factors have led to greater demand for an automotive-grade solution comprising high-performance telematics processors that is backed by a robust OTA software update and data management solution.
Commenting on the collaboration, John Tuttle, Vice President of Engineering at Airbiquity said that connected vehicles of the future will need a combination of sophisticated on-board processing power and the ability to securely perform software updates remotely. He added that the integration of Renesas SoC technology and Airbiquity OTA service delivery will provide automotive customers with a market-leading option.
“Airbiquity OTA service delivery is a perfect complement to Renesas R-Car SoC processor technology for the autonomous-driving era,” said Craig Johnson, Director, Automotive Advanced Systems Innovation Department, Automotive System Business Division at Renesas. “Bringing the two together enables an efficient, secure, high-performance solution to power the next wave of advanced vehicle features for automakers and automotive suppliers around the world.”
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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