Software-Defined Vehicles: Impact on ADAS and AVs

Tesla leads SDV, Chinese EV startups ahead of major OEMs



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  This report was written by VSI Labs (VSI) for MarkLines' portal users. VSI is a technology research company that provides industry with deep insight and analysis on the enabling technologies used for active safety and automated driving.



  Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) are getting a lot of attention in the auto industry and for good reasons. Software has become the core technology that defines the capability and functionality of all electronics systems. All this software and their platform building blocks must be architected, designed, and implemented for long-term use across multiple vehicle models and multiple generations of vehicles.

  This requires a new strategy and software architecture which is now labelled software-defined vehicle. Every auto OEM will need to develop, buy, and manage a lot of software platforms to remain leaders in this software-centric generation.

  In essence, SDV is the latest step in the evolution from mechanical, electromechanical, and electronics systems to software- centric systems.

  This report looks at the big picture of SDVs with a focus on how ADAS and AVs are impacted. It provides perspective based on past evolution and future potential. The report provides information, assessment, and outlook for the following questions:


  • How have SDVs evolved?
  • What technologies are driving SDVs?
  • What is the role of SDV in ADAS & AVs?
  • Who are key SDV leaders?
  • What regulations are impacting SDVs?
  • What future changes are likely for SDVs?


Material from: Egil Juliussen, Software-Defined Vehicles: Impact on ADAS and AVs [December 16, 2022] [the websites of VSI Labs AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS PORTAL] reproduced with permission of VSI Labs.

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