|[January 07, 2014]
Audi and TTTech Showcase Key-Enabling Technologies for the Piloted Car at CES, Las Vegas
VIENNA --(Business Wire)--
Audi showcases "Vorsprung durch Technik" at the CES (News - Alert) in Las Vegas by
introducing key-enabling technologies for the piloted car with its
technology partner TTTech, the leading provider of reliable network
solutions based on time-triggered technology and modular safety
platforms. TTTech's Advanced Driver Assistance System Platform enables
Audi to integrate a variety of innovative functions with multiple safety
criticality levels like piloted parking or driving.
Piloted driving is fast becoming a reality. By striving for the best and
most mature safety technologies in the market, Audi has identified
TTTech with its key enabling technologies for this important automotive
innovation more than a decade ago.
During the very successful strategic partnership with Audi, TTTech has
already introduced the networking technology Deterministic Ethernet
(TTEthernet), a fully location transparent and observable middleware
(TTIntegration) and its multi-criticality safety pltform (TTSafety)
with market leaders in the aerospace, space and industrial markets. In
fact the next NASA spacecraft, the ORION Multi-Purpose Crew-Vehicle
(MPCV), deploys TTTech's TTEthernet technology as the core network for
its avionics systems. Most recently TTTech has started to work with
Cisco (News - Alert) to establish Deterministic Ethernet as an enabling technology for
the real-time Internet of Things (IoT).
These activities have helped to establish an eco-system of semiconductor
and software suppliers consisting of Altera, Infineon Technologies,
NVIDIA, NXP, Texas Instruments, Vector Informatik, Wind River and
Xilinx (News - Alert), who are supporting and contributing key elements to TTTech's
world-class and highly robust and networked computer platforms.
This cooperation between Audi, TTTech and innovative high-tech suppliers
for the piloted car demonstrates the convergence of information and
control technology. It will result in a highly integrated platform ECU
named zFAS, which is based on a complex multicore network, hosting
sophisticated sensor fusion and a variety of innovative functions with
multiple safety criticality levels like piloted parking or driving.
"Our goal is leadership in piloted parking and piloted driving. For this
purpose TTTech and Audi are developing a highly advanced high
performance central electronic control unit," explains Ricky Hudi, Head
of Electronics, AUDI AG. "It will feature performance and computing
capacity superior to the entire electronic architecture of today's Audi
A4. With this high performance system we are entering the path towards
piloted parking and driving in an entirely connected world."
"We are proud to leap forward with our cross-industry-proven core
technology components towards Audi's vision of piloted driving," states
Dr. Stefan Poledna, member of TTTech's executive board and co-founder.
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