150 million lines of code and counting … The move to autonomy, connectivity and electrification adds complexity to vehicle design, forcing automakers to rethink car architecture. What is needed for automakers to transition to a software-first, data-driven vehicle?

Big SoCs are essential to cars, but the requirements go beyond the capabilities of supercomputers found in data centers. The move toward more autonomous, connected and electric mobility is boosting the amount of electronics and software. Massive amounts of data generated from sensors must be securely and safely processed and routed across the vehicle and to the cloud – tasks that are not suitable for traditional vehicle network architectures and many of today’s microcontrollers.

Increasing complexity, from artificial intelligence at the edge to high-speed in-vehicle networks, requires smart semiconductor solutions that deliver big processing improvements.

During this keynote at the 2019 NXP Tech Days in Detroit, Kevork Kechichian, NXP Senior Vice President of Microcontroller and Processing Engineering, shares our approach: A common architecture and platform for safe, secure high-performance domain computing optimized for automotive.

Jim Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and Director of Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, shares the long history of Ford’s collaboration with NXP, and gives his candid perspective on key computing attributes and architectures.

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Monica Davis
Monica Davis
Monica Davis, NXP Automotive communications manager, writes about technologies and industry challenges that shape mobility.

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