Connected Car News: onsemi, Cipia, Eyeris, SmartEye, TI, Green Hills Software, NXP, Toshiba, BMW & MINI, Continental, Infineon & Honda

In connected car news are onsemi, Cipia, Eyeris, SmartEye, TI, Green Hills Software, NXP, Toshiba, BMW & MINI, Continental, Infineon & Honda.

onsemi intros BLE

onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, announced an ultra-low power automotive-grade wireless microcontroller with Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity. The NCV-RSL15 is ideal for vehicle manufacturers who are increasingly favoring wireless connectivity to reduce the cost and weight of excess cabling as the number of sensors and in-vehicle communication grows. The new microcontroller also addresses heightened security concerns resulting from more sensors and with that more possible attack vectors.

While the lists of sensors and general functionality in Tire Monitoring Systems (TMS) and other sensing applications continue to grow, the power consumption budget has not increased. At the same time, some applications now have a requirement for a 10-year battery lifetime. The NCV-RSL15 is certified by the EEMBC as the industry’s lowest power secure, wireless microcontroller, featuring the proprietary smart sense power mode, it is designed to use as little power as possible. Being able to conserve more battery directly equates to increased product longevity.

“Excelling at applications such as vehicle access and Tire Monitoring Systems, the miniature size of NCV-RSL15 makes it perfectly suited for portable remote access devices and other space-constrained in-tire and in-vehicle locations,” said Michel De Mey, vice president of the Industrial Solutions Division, onsemi. “By combining ultra-low power consumption with a tiny footprint, and the latest technology in embedded security into one device, we enable our customers to meet their complex sensing-related design challenges for wireless-enabled automotive applications.”

As the number of access points increases, so does the number of potential attack vectors that must be secured to protect against unauthorized wireless access to the vehicle’s central body computer or central processing unit. The NCV-RSL15 offers the latest in embedded security with Arm® CryptoCell™ featuring hardware-based root-of-trust secure boot, many user-accessible hardware-accelerated cryptographic algorithms, and Firmware-over-the-Air (FOTA) capabilities to enable future firmware updates and deployment of security patches.

With its rich library of sample code, the comprehensive and easy-to-use software development kit provides a springboard for application development. Along with 24/7 development community support, onsemi makes it easy to design in.

Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (Nasdaq: DIOD) addresses the increase in automotive computing capabilities and its accompanying high-speed interfacing with the new DIODES PI3DBS16222Q. This four-channel differential exchange switch provides a performance-optimized multiplexing solution and is targeted for automotive infotainment, telematics, SATA 3.0, SAS 3.0, and ADAS systems.

The automotive-compliant PI3DBS16222Q enables 2×2 differential multiplexing at speeds of 20Gbps, and supports USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCI Express 4.0, and 10GBASE-KR standards. The device leverages a proprietary design technique, enhancing its dynamic electrical characteristics. This delivers low insertion-loss (-2.0dB at 10GHz typical) and crosstalk (-17dB at 10GHz typical) figures, ensuring high signal-integrity levels. In addition, the device attains a 10ps bit-to-bit skew, and a low return-loss.

The PI3DBS16222Q high-speed, multi-channel exchange switch from Diodes is AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified, manufactured in IATF 16949 certified facilities, and supports PPAP documentation. It is supplied in a compact 2.5mm x 4.5mm TQFN-30L (ZL30) package, and it is available at $2.50 in 3,500 piece quantities.

Cipia Awarded Design form US OEM

Cipia (TASE: CPIA), an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, announced that it has been awarded a design win from a new OEM customer: a US electric vehicle carmaker (OEM). The company’s Driver Sense Driver Monitoring System (DMS) and Cabin Sense Occupancy Monitoring System (OMS) will be integrated into an electric SUV model and will be running on Nvidia and Qualcomm SOCs.

The EV model is set to start production during 2024 and expected to be sold globally.

Yehuda Holtzman, CEO of Cipia, said “This design win with a second US auto manufacturer further cements Cipia’s position as one of the leading providers of in-cabin sensing solutions to OEMs around the world”.

Driver Sense DMS was designed to meet the latest regulatory requirements and safety standards regarding driver monitoring. Cabin Sense OMS is a natural expansion of the technology to also cover the passengers in the vehicle. This new announcement brings Cipia to a total of 30 design wins, over 10 platforms and 7 OEMs globally. Several of these models are already in production and available on the roads today.

Eyeris Partners with OMNIVISION

Eyeris Technologies, Inc., a global leader for automotive in-cabin sensing AI and sensor fusion solutions, announced its partnership with OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, on the successful integration of Eyeris’ leading in-cabin monocular 3D sensing AI software with the OMNIVISION OAX4600 system-on-chip (SoC) platform and its OX05B1S 5 megapixel (MP) RGB-IR global shutter sensor.

The combined solution offers the industry’s first depth-aware in-cabin monitoring AI software features, using a single 2D image sensor with a dedicated NPU, and integrated RGB–IR ISP. Eyeris’ and OMNIVISION’S integrated solution, enables a powerful combination of vehicle interior monitoring performance, and cost and power efficiency in a form factor that allows it to be packaged into space-constrained areas of the vehicle to further improve in-vehicle safety, comfort and convenience.

Eyeris’ 3D Sensing AI Offers Improved In-cabin Monitoring

Eyeris has recently introduced the world’s first monocular 3D sensing AI to address the increasing in-cabin 3D sensing feature requirements from carmakers. It uses proprietary technology and advanced deep neural networks that accurately regress depth information with 3D output from 2D image sensors, which applies to all in-cabin features. Eyeris’ advanced neural networks models map the interior of a vehicle, and accurately predict in three dimensions the location of occupants’ face, body, hands, objects and everything else inside the car for comprehensive in-cabin monitoring.

Eyeris and OMNIVISION’s Integrated Solution Offers Industry’s Highest Performance with the Lowest Power Consumption, and Reduces Cost

For efficient inference, Eyeris integrated OMNIVISION’s AI-enabled OAX4600 platform which is a next generation ASIC that uses OMNIVISION’s dedicated NPU with 2 Tera operations per second (TOPS) of performance. The OAX4600 offers a 2Gb stacked-RAM implementation providing a unique integrated approach for reduced BOM cost and offers the lowest power consumption of like products in the marketplace. The combination of state-of-the-art ISP technology combined with Neural Network capability provides the user with the most efficient, optimized solution on the market.

As part of this combined solution, Eyeris also integrated OMNIVISION’s OX05B1S 5MP RGB–IR image sensor, which offers the industry’s highest performance with 940 nm NIR sensitivity across all lighting conditions for enhanced image quality and analysis. The advanced image sensor also has a wide field of view and offers enough pixels to cover all regions of interests (ROIs) within the vehicle interior space, including small areas such as driver’s eyelids and pupils, which is critical to the accuracy of Eyeris’ portfolio of vision AI technology.

SmartEye Partners with TI

Smart Eye, the global leader in Human Insight AI, announced a collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN). The companies’ technologies work together to provide automakers with an innovative interior sensing solution that improves driver safety, and enables in-cabin experiences that enhance comfort, wellness, and entertainment. Running on TI’s new AM62A7-Q1 automotive qualified vision processor, Smart Eye’s award-winning Automotive Interior Sensing AI provides critical safety features to upcoming car models going into production in 2023 and 2024. Fully compliant with new General Safety Regulations (GSR) and European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) requirements, the solution enables higher performance and more cost-effective implementations in vehicles, to realize a collision-free future.

As GSR and Euro NCAP requirements make advanced sensing features mandatory in new vehicles in Europe, automakers now require advanced processing chips that deliver the right performance without sacrificing critical system resources, such as power, size, weight, and cost. Smart Eye’s Automotive Interior Sensing AI combines its industry-leading Driver Monitoring System (DMS) software with Cabin Monitoring System (CMS) software to bring deep, human-centric insight into what is happening with all occupants inside of a vehicle.

Smart Eye’s software solution supports the new AM62A7-Q1 vision processor and family of devices as well as the TDA4VM-Q1 automotive processor and family of devices for different use cases. Automakers are able to easily scale their designs and optimize performance from one car model to the next by reusing TI’s device IP and single software development kit across their vehicle line up.

The AM62A7-Q1 device offers integrated ISP that can handle 5 MP at 30 frames per second, support for up to two RGB-IR cameras and a highly efficient 2 TOPS deep learning accelerator. With a high level of system integration, the TI systems on chip (SoCs) enable scalability and lower costs for advanced automotive platforms supporting multiple sensor modalities in centralized ECUs or stand-alone sensors, such as infrared cameras. Using these cameras, Smart Eye’s AI-based software detects various levels of driver distraction and drowsiness as well as the attention, emotions, and activities of all occupants in the vehicle, including the objects they use. This data lets automakers adapt safety measures and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in real-time – improving road safety and enhancing the mobility experience for the driver and all other occupants in a vehicle.

“Smart Eye’s Interior Sensing AI is designed to run on a large variety of automotive SoCs,” said Martin Krantz, Founder and CEO of Smart Eye. “We are especially excited to collaborate with TI to combine their state-of-the-art chipsets with our deep learning expertise and deliver advanced safety and mobility features that run with the highest power efficiency and performance accuracy.”

“The collaboration of TI with Smart Eye allows automakers to design best-in-class driver and occupant monitoring systems, increasing the overall safety of the vehicle,” said Sameer Wasson, vice president and general manager of Processors at TI. “By leveraging our new family of vision processors—coupled with Smart Eye’s advanced AI software—automakers are able to create a powerful interior sensing solution that supports multiple modalities and runs at the highest levels of reliability and efficiency.”

Green Hills Software Supports NXP S32G3

Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security, announced its support for the new S32G3 vehicle network processor from NXP® Semiconductors, creating an integrated platform for efficiently developing and confidently deploying safe, secure and highly-performant vehicle network and domain controller solutions. This expanded support combines connected car middleware with essential foundational software from Green Hills that includes the safety and security-certified MPU and MCU real-time operating systems (RTOS), secure virtualization and a professional integrated development environment (IDE).

Key features of the Green Hills Platform for Secure Gateway for the NXP S32G3 processors include:

  • Extensive RTOS solutions for the heterogenous multicores of NXP’s S32G3 – INTEGRITY® RTOS (Arm® Cortex®-A53 core complex), µ-velOSity™ RTOS (Arm® Cortex®-M7 core complex), and INTEGRITY Multivisor® secure virtualization services for Linux Guests
  • Safety and security certifications — ISO 26262 ASIL D functional safety and ISO/SAE 21434 automotive cybersecurity
  • Integrated Development Environment – ASIL D-certified advanced multicore debugger with intuitive system visualization through the MULTI® IDE with industry-leading Green Hills C/C++ compilers
  • High performance, deterministic network processing utilizing the S32G’s Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) with optimized application performance through the Green Hills Compilers and Arm® Neon® vector processing extensions
  • Secure cloud connectivity with OTA software updates and real-time ECU diagnostics reports, provided through strategic partners such as Excelfore
  • A rich partner ecosystem of secure communication protocols, secure lifecycle management, embedded firewalls, secure networking protocols (TLS, SSH, MACsec, Crypto libs), embedded file systems and data bases, application services and more

S32G3 processors combine hardware security, ASIL D safety, high-performance real-time and application processing, and network acceleration for vehicle computers, service-oriented gateways, domain controllers and safety coprocessors. They provide up to 2.5x more applications processing and Ethernet bandwidth than the S32G2 series’ highest-performance device. Additionally, they offer double the number of isolation domains and include ISO 26262 ASIL D safety and hardware security – features that are critical for ECU consolidation. Network processing speeds get a big boost from the Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) accelerator and Low Latency Communication Engine (LLCE). These substantial performance and isolation enhancements with the same package pinout as the S32G2 series address the needs of more demanding software-defined vehicles.

Toshiba TB9032FNG Samples

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) will this month start to provide test samples of “TB9032FNG,” an automotive driver/receiver IC for the physical layer interface defined in the Clock Extension Peripheral Interface (CXPI) [1] , the standard for automotive communications protocols.

The electrification of automobiles is increasing the number of electronic components in automotive systems, adding to their complexity, and also to vehicle weight, as more wiring harnesses are required. The solution to this issue lies in changing the current system, where a human machine interface (HMI) [2] connects switches and sensors in a one-to-one manner, for a system that uses multiplex transmission in-vehicle communications to reduce wiring harnesses.

HMI integrates an area network (CAN) [3] and a local interconnect network (LIN) [4]; the former is costly, the latter lacks responsiveness. CXPI, the in-vehicle communications protocols developed in Japan, and now adopted as an international standard, includes in-vehicle subnetworks that cost less than CAN and that are more responsive than LIN.

TB9032FNG combines Motor Driver IC and CXPI communications, and provides as a network interface for in-vehicle body applications, or as an interface for zone electronic control units (ECUs) [5]. It can control functions such as door locking and side mirror control.

The new product can be switched between commander node and responder node via an external terminal. In addition, it features current consumption (Sleep) (IBAT_SLP) of 5μA (typ.)[6], with low current consumption on standby. It is also equipped with fault detection functions that include overheat detection and low voltage detection, and is house in a P-SOP8-0405-1.27-002 package.

With an operating temperature range of -40 to 125°C, the product has been designed to conform to AEC-Q100 (Grade1), a qualification standard for automotive electronic components.

Toshiba plans to use the CXPI physical layer technical assets it has cultivated to develop an interface IC that also integrates the CXPI controller and the protocol-control hardware.

[1] CXPI (Clock Extension Peripheral Interface): A communications standard, developed in Japan, for in-vehicle sub-networks derived from LIN.
[2] HMI (Human Machine Interface): A mechanism enabling interactions between humans and machines
[3] CAN (Controller Area Network): A serial communications standard, primarily used for automotive communications networks
[4] LIN (Local Interconnect Network): A communications standard for lower-cost, lower-speed on-board subnetworks than provided by CAN
[5] ECU (Electronic Control Unit): Electronic control units, which are primarily installed in motor vehicles
[6] Measuring conditions: VVIO=4.5 to 5.5V, VBAT=7 to 18V, Ta=- 40 to 125°C, NSLP=L, TXD=H, BUS=VBAT


Automotive equipment

  • Body control system applications (steering wheel switches, meter cluster switches, light switches, door locks, door mirrors, etc.)
  • Zone ECUs


  • Physical layer interface conforming to CXPI, the standard for automotive communications protocols
  • High-speed response suitable for automotive body system applications (compared with LIN[3])
  • Switchable between commander node and responder node via an external terminal
  • Built-in sleep mode
  • Low current consumption (Sleep) : IBAT_SLP=5μA (typ.)
  • Various fault detection functions: overheat detection, low voltage detection and dominant timeout
  • P-SOP8-0405-1.27-002 package
  • To be AEC-Q100 (Grade1) qualified

Main Specifications

 (Ta=-40 to 125°C unless otherwise specified)

Part number



ISO 20794-4 (Automotive communications protocol standard CXPI physical layer)


Physical layer interface

Nodes selection


(Switchable between the commander node and responder node via an external terminal.)

Absolute maximum ratings

Power supply voltage 1 VBAT (V)


-0.3 to 40

Operating ranges

BAT normal operating range VBAT (V)

7 to 18

VIO normal operating range VVIO (V)

4.5 to 5.5

Operating temperature range T(°C)

-40 to 125

Current consumption (Sleep) IBAT_SLP (μA)



Communications speed (kbps)



Fault detection functions

Overheat detection, low voltage detection and dominant timeout




Size (mm)



Reliability test

To be AEC-Q100 (Grade1) qualified

Mass production

March 2024

New BMW & MINI  Apps

The apps from BMW and MINI are the universal interfaces between customers, their vehicles and the brands. Today, over ten million drivers use the “My BMW” and “MINI” apps packed with lots of clever features, practical services, and helpful tips – two million even on a daily basis. Tens of thousands of users gave the apps a 5-star rating in the Apple App Store.

Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of the BMW AG, Customer, Brands, Sales : “With over 10 million people using the “My BMW” and “MINI” apps, the BMW Group’s strategy of increasing customer proximity through digitisation has proven highly successful. The apps enable our customers to communicate directly with us and their vehicles — and provide the BMW Group with direct customer access.”

With the apps, drivers can keep up to date about the status of their vehicle at all times. The app can also be used to lock and unlock the doors, activate the climate control/ventilation or, depending on the vehicle equipment, view the vehicle surrounds and interior in the app using Remote 3D View. Additionally, it is very easy to send destination addresses from the app to the vehicle’s navigation system. What’s more, the app can manage third-party services such as Amazon Alexa**, for example. On the “Services & Store” tab, the customer can get an up-to-date overview of the digital services available and booked for the vehicle at all times as well as conveniently and flexibly add ConnectedDrive upgrades. In conjunction with BMW Digital Key Plus and depending on the vehicle equipment, the “My BMW” app can execute previously saved manoeuvres and automated parking functions from a distance of up to approximately six metres.

The apps offer a variety of useful features for electrified vehicles also. For example, customers can get real-time information on their charging status and electric range and receive push notifications during charging about reaching the target battery charge as well as about potential irregularities. In Europe, the customer’s BMW or MINI Charging contract can be stored in the apps as required. This enables digital authentication via app at over 400,000 charging points across Europe. Billing is conveniently carried out monthly using the stored means of payment via BMW/MINI Charging.

Another core feature of both apps is the management of the vehicle’s service and maintenance needs. When a customer’s vehicle is due to be serviced, they receive a push notification and can make an appointment directly in the app. The entire service process is supported via the app with check-in, service video, status tracking and payment. Should a customer’s vehicle be involved in an accident, the app naturally also offers a speedy and efficient way of calling Roadside Assistance.

The “Explore” tab provides interesting content about the BMW and MINI brands, products and services, including helpful how-to videos.

A special feature of both apps is demo mode. It offers a selection of demo vehicles so that users can discover the functionality of the apps without a vehicle of their own. Demo mode creates an authentic BMW and MINI experience – almost as if the vehicle were already in the user’s garage.

BMW and MINI customers can also access information on vehicle status and range via the relevant app on the Apple Watch.

The “My BMW” and “MINI” apps were both launched in July 2020, replacing their respective predecessors, the “Connected” apps. Since then, the apps have been continuously expanded and constantly optimised based on user feedback. Both apps will continue to receive updates every two months and their range of features will be extended.

Since September 2022, the “My Trips” feature in the “My BMW” app has allowed owners of all BMW drive versions to avail of trip statistics and information on energy consumption, average speed and CO2 emissions of past trips. The “My Trips” features will be further expanded in future, for example with tips on efficient and sustainable driving styles.

On the “Map” tab, the user can search for filling stations and charging stations and, among other things, conveniently compare fuel prices without having to open another app. Since December 2022 in Germany and Austria, BMW drivers can activate automatic parking payments in the vehicle as well as end and extend active bookings, view their parking history and manage their payment methods on the “Services & Store” tab of the “My BMW” app.

* The range of features in the “My BMW” and “MINI” app is always dependent on the vehicle equipment and country of use.

** Amazon, Alexa and all associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of, Inc. or of an affiliated company. Amazon Alexa can be installed in the vehicle only in conjunction with the My BMW app, an Amazon account and a BMW ConnectedDrive account. Details of the applicable terms of use can be found at / Alexa Terms of Use.////

Continental Partners with Infineon Tech HPC

Continental will be collaborating with the semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG in the development of server-based vehicle architectures. The goal is an organized and efficient electrics/electronics (E/E) architecture with central high-performance computers (HPC) and a few, powerful Zone Control Units (ZCU) instead of up to a hundred or even more individual control units, as it was previously the case. Continental now uses Infineon’s AURIX TC4 microcontroller for its ZCU platform. Thanks to special storage technology in the AURIX TC4, the vehicle software is on standby. As soon as the vehicle is started, functions such as parking assistance, air conditioning, heating and suspension are ready within fractions of a second. With its platform approach, Continental is supporting the different requirements of the automobile manufacturers. By individually configuring the number of HPCs and ZCUs, how they interact and how they are arranged in the vehicle, automobile manufacturers can individually tailor their architecture to their needs.

“With our new architecture solution, we are making the vehicle fit for the future,” says Gilles Mabire, CTO Continental Automotive. “The growing variety of vehicle functions requires more and more computing power and increasingly complex software applications. Continental’s new architecture is paving the way for the software-defined vehicle. The cooperation with Infineon is an essential step in realizing this development quickly for our customers. Thanks to our platform strategy, proven application software can be used in new vehicle models, for instance. As a result, the time-consuming validation effort is significantly reduced. New functionalities can be brought into serial production much faster.”

The third generation of the AURIX microcontroller family, TC4x, offers the same scalability in terms of performance, memory and housing variants as the previous generations, AURIX TC2x and TC3x. Among other things, AURIX TC4x was designed for usage in ZCU and HPC. Further focus applications are radar, chassis and safety and powertrain/electrification.

A key element of the new microcontroller series is the RRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory) memory technology used by Infineon. This technology is already used successfully in chip cards, for example when doing cashless payments and for secure authentication. For the first time, RRAM technology is now applied in the automotive sector. AURIX TC4x products enable effective, fast and safe exploitation of essential vehicle systems potential.  When a vehicle is started, functions like parking assistance, air conditioning, heating and suspension are available within fractions of a second. Thanks to the AURIX TC4x architecture, essential software programs are almost constantly on stand-by. In addition, it enables significantly faster and more secure Over-the-air updates of software components.

 “The cooperation with Continental makes it possible to bring RRAM technology into automobiles,” says Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive Division at Infineon. “Together with innovation drivers in the automotive industry like Continental, we are shaping the mobility of tomorrow. The microcontroller family AURIX TC4x is an important building block for the next generation of E/E architectures and can make the crucial difference when it comes to efficiency, safety and comfort in future vehicle generations.”

Zone Control Units: Decisive for the mobility of tomorrow

The use of powerful Zone Control Units is the next decisive step towards a software-defined vehicle. For Continental, a first major step was the development and delivery of an HPC high-performance computer for the electric vehicle models ID.3 and ID.4 from Volkswagen.

The zone control unit platform, to be developed as part of the cooperation with Infineon, forms the middle level of the electrics/electronics architecture between the server level (HPC) and the base level with numerous sensors and actuators. “We offer all essential components for software-defined vehicle architectures from a single source. The new platform is scalable as well as modular in terms of performance and interfaces. As a result, we can offer maximum flexibility to automobile manufacturers for designing vehicle architecture,” says Jean-Francois Tarabbia, Head of the Business Unit Architecture and Networking at Continental. “Moreover, we enable the integration of third-party hardware and software in order to introduce innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively.”

In the E/E architecture of the future, a zone control unit bundles all electronic and electrical connections in a local section of the vehicle. For instance, zone control units take over all control, data and communication management tasks in the vehicle from areas at the front right, front left and rear. Bundling the software components centrally will thereby increase cybersecurity and updatability. The AURIX TC4x product family puts a focus on state-of-the-art cybersecurity functions, developed according to the ISO/SAE 21434-certified process. Among other things, the cybersecurity concept of the AURIX TC4x supports post-quantum processes. This already strengthens protection against quantum computer attacks, which pose a threat to the cryptographic methods currently in use.

Data streams from different vehicle domains merge in the zone control units. The data will then be processed and passed on to the HPCs as the top control level via secure Ethernet connections. Conversely, the zone control units act as a coordination point for executing commands from the server level.

With its holistic “Functional Safety” concept, the AURIX TC4x family meets the highest requirements for functional safety up to ASIL D, in accordance with the ISO26262 standard. Moreover, the AURIX TC4x family includes network accelerators (“routing accelerators”) to relieve Ethernet and CAN communication, as well as latest communication functions such as 5 Gbit/s ETH, PCIe, 10 Base-T1-S and CAN-XL.

With these features, AURIX TC4x enables the next generation of software-defined vehicles and new E/E architectures. “Our new vehicle architecture, consisting of a few powerful zone control units and high-performance computers simplifies the wiring harness substantially. It saves weight and energy,” says Tarabbia. “Thanks to a clear division of tasks in the organized vehicle electronics, the separation of hardware and software and lastly, the necessary standardization of interfaces, the growing complexity and an almost exploding scope of software inside the vehicle can be managed in a much better way.”

Honda Partners with KPIT

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has reached a basic agreement on a partnership for software development with KPIT Technologies Limited (KPIT Technologies), one of the largest software integration partners for the automotive and mobility industry.

In today’s automobile market, the popularization of electrified, automated and connected cars is accelerating, and the strong capability to develop software necessary for such vehicles is becoming indispensable. Moreover, the importance of software development is increasing, as product development based on the concept of “software-defined mobility,” in which software defines the value of hardware and services, is accelerating toward the realization of new value creation through next-generation mobility products and services.

In light of such automotive technology trends, Honda has reached a basic agreement on a partnership with KPIT Technologies, a company with strengths in software development. Through this partnership, the two companies will bring together their respective strengths, namely Honda’s software architecture and control and safety technologies and KPIT Technologies’ software development capabilities, and strive to realize new value that can be created through software. Based on this partnership, KPIT Technologies plans to increase the number of its vehicle system software development experts to a level close to 2,000 by 2030.

Based on this partnership, the two companies will work together for software development in the following areas.

  • Operating system(OS) for the next-generation electrical/electronic (E&E) architecture
  • Electrified powertrains
  • Advanced safety and automated driving
  • IVI (In-vehicle infotainment) and connected technologies