Software defined vehicles: the path to autonomy?

It is now widely appreciated that the future of automotive technology will be strongly influenced by a need for higher safety, security and increasing intelligence moving towards autonomy. In addition, this intelligence will be largely delivered through software.

However, these trends will not occur in isolation from the traditional concerns of economics, market competition and variant management. Finally, these collective requirements have to be treated in the context of an increasingly connected world.

It is accepted that the transition to the new world will result in fundamental changes to architecture and supply chain models. Globally, the automotive world is likely to move from the current model of CAN-networked (Controller Area Network) closed ECUs (Engine Control Units) to an open network, programmed as a car.

Software defined vehicles position paper 20160608

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