Software-Defined Vehicles Ready To Roll


Software-defined vehicles are driving a swell of activity across the automotive ecosystem, including new methodologies and technology approaches that could significantly reduce costs and shorten time to market for advanced features. The SDV approach encompasses more than a single concept. It helps to think of it more as a modeling approach that connects EVs, driver assistance technology, and... » read more

Auto Network Speeds Rise As Carmakers Prep For Autonomy


In-vehicle networks are starting to migrate from domain architectures to zonal architectures, an approach that will simplify and speed up communication in a vehicle using fewer protocols, less wiring, and ultimately lower cost. Zonal architectures will partition vehicles into zones that are more manageable and flexible, but getting there will take time. There is so much legacy technology in ... » read more

For SDVs, Software Is The Biggest Challenge


Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) involve far more than just OTA applications enabling software upgrades over the air. Software that will manage hundreds of ECUs and other functions within the vehicle is expected to grow beyond hundreds of millions of lines of code, possibly making SDV software development the number one challenge in automotive design. The benefits of SDVs, such as easy updat... » read more

Designing Vehicles Virtually


The shift toward software-defined vehicles (SDVs), electric vehicles (EVs), and ultimately autonomous vehicles (AVs) is proving the value and exposing the weaknesses in simulating individual components and complete vehicles. The ability to model this intensely complex maze of real-world interactions and possible scenarios is improving, and it's happening faster than comparable road-testing o... » read more

Why The SOAFEE Project Is Integral For The Design Of Connected Vehicles


The Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) project, of which Synopsys is a voting member, is defined by automakers, semiconductor suppliers, open-source and independent software vendors, and cloud technology leaders. The effort builds on technologies that define standard boot and security requirements for the Arm architecture, while adding a cloud-native development and deployme... » read more

Curbing Automotive Cybersecurity Attacks


The relentless cyberattacks on the automotive sector are not limited to vehicles and have an impact on the entire automotive supply chain, so the pressure is on the automotive ecosystem to understand the necessary standards and regulations for vehicles and components. While the process of attaining compliance adds additional effort, in the long run, the increase in cybersecurity will save the a... » read more

Going Virtual In Automotive Electronics Development


Developing the electrical/electronic (E/E) systems in automobiles and other vehicles has always been challenging due to the rough environmental conditions experienced on the road and the high expectations for safety and reliability. In recent years, these challenges have been exacerbated by several industry trends. They have triggered a revolution in how electronic control units (ECUs) are desi... » read more

Hardware-Based Cybersecurity For Software-Defined Vehicles


As vehicle technology advances, so does the complexity of the electrical/electronic systems within these smart vehicles. A software-defined vehicle (SDV) relies on centralized compute and an advanced software stack to control most of its functionality, from engine performance to infotainment systems. SDVs are becoming more important as automakers look to improve vehicle performance, reduce emis... » read more

Introducing Device Virtualization Principles For Real-Time Systems


The rising market share of electric vehicles and the reduction in combustion engines required in the future is transforming the automotive industry. One could think this would lead to a simplification in vehicle design, but with driver assistance technologies becoming a key differentiator, they are in fact becoming real "data centers on wheels." Furthermore, car drivers are used to a consumer-b... » read more

Growing Challenges For Increasingly Connected Vehicles


Automobiles will become increasingly connected over the next decade, but that connectivity will come at a price in terms of dollars, security, and constantly changing technology. Connectivity involves all parts of a vehicle. It includes everything from autonomous driving to in-cabin monitoring and connected infotainment. And it encompasses external sensors, IoT, V2X, over-the-air communicati... » read more

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