Software manufacturer Aurora Labs and Infineon are collaborating on over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities for the automotive industry. The new solution is expected to significantly reduce data costs and troubleshooting times when software is transferred.
To this end, Aurora Labs plans to port its AI-driven OTA update and downtime prediction technology to Infineon’s Aurix TC3xx and TC4xx microcontrollers.
OTA updates are already an essential requirement for the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV). As vehicles become more complex and there is pressure to bring new features to market faster, the auto industry expects the number of updates per year to increase dramatically. For OEMs, it follows that the cost of OTA updates must be reduced and updates must be as seamless as possible.
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With their collaboration, Infineon and Aurora Labs combine expertise in technologies such as software intelligence, semiconductors and AI to make the entire software lifecycle more efficient, from development to quality assurance, certification and software updates. Infineon’s microcontrollers of the Aurix TC3xx and TC4xx families along with associated sensor technology are at the center of this.
The AI-based line-of-code intelligence technology from Aurora Labs will be integrated into the Aurix chipsets at an early stage in the software development cycle. The goal is to create the industry’s smallest update files for 10 times faster, more secure and fully redundant over-the-air software updates without requiring additional memory or incurring mobile data transmission costs. Aurora Labs’ technology offers significant economic benefits to the automotive industry with a cost-benefit ratio, the software provider touts: This technology saves on the cost of device hardware and up to 98% of the cost of data transmission for software updates without downtime – and also without the need to maintain expensive dual flash banks in the ECUs . With Infineon’s PPU architecture, Aurora Labs’ line-of-code intelligence technology can monitor device software for behavioral deviations to detect errors in advance and predict downtime to improve the quality of vehicle software, even while the vehicle is in motion.
The new solution will be demonstrated at Infineon’s booth at the CES in Las Vegas (West Hall, booth no. 3829)