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DENSO Works with Qualcomm to Develop Next-Generation Cockpit Systems

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced the companies’ joint efforts in developing next-generation cockpit systems.

In recent years, the amount of information provided by a vehicle to the driver has increased due to advanced driver assistance functions using cameras and sensors, as well as various entertainment functions. With these opportunities for vehicle-driver communication, human-machine interfaces (HMI*1) play a key role in providing updates to drivers swiftly, effectively and safely, and in a way that does not cause distraction. In doing so, these interfaces must account for the driving situation around the vehicle and the driver’s status to ensure the most important information is communicated at precisely the right time. It is a process made possible by multiple HMI products working simultaneously, such as the instrument cluster, in-vehicle multimedia, and head-up display*2.

To enhance this critical information exchange, DENSO aims to develop next-generation integrated cockpit systems harnessing Qualcomm Technologies’ information and communication technologies, including cutting-edge semiconductors and software solutions developed for smartphones and DENSO’s expertise in in-vehicle requirements, functional safety, quality, and security technologies for HMI products.

Working with Qualcomm Technologies, DENSO aims to develop an architecture*3 for systems based on DENSO’s Harmony Core™*4 integrated cockpit system that can coordinate with external cloud services and new HMI products, which enables car connectivity and advanced safety features like driver status monitoring, driver and passenger authentication, and improved display operability.

DENSO will improve the user-friendliness of integrated cockpit systems and in-vehicle infotainment products and develop in-vehicle solution technologies for these systems by utilizing the technologies and know-how refined in the development of products.

*1 HMI: Human Machine Interface. It enables the exchange of information between the driver and the vehicle.

*2 Head-up display: It beams essential information for drivers in windshield view.

*3 Architecture: Basic design of software or hardware

*4 Harmony Core™: The integrated cockpit system uses a single microcomputer to coordinate and control HMI products running different OSs.

 

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global

 

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DENSO Takes a Stake in PiNTeam, a German Start-up Company, to Accelerate Development of Basic Software* for In-Vehicle Electronic Control Units

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it has taken a stake in PiNTeam Holding GmbH, a German company highly evaluated for its in-vehicle embedded software technology deployed primarily in Europe. With this equity stake, DENSO will accelerate the development of basic software that controls in-vehicle electronic control units (ECUs).

Vehicles are becoming increasingly reliant on complex, embedded software due to growing demands for vehicle performance, especially as new systems in advanced driver assistance system and electrification proliferate. The number of ECUs per vehicle has steadily risen, with luxury cars typically having more than 80 ECUs each. For this reason, in-vehicle electronic system control will need to be able to process larger quantities of more diverse data than at present. Highly reliable basic software will be required to coordinate many ECUs and control the entire vehicle.

In the partnership, DENSO will combine its technologies related to in-vehicle electronic system control, as well as its expertise in mass production quality and precision, with PiNTeam’s advanced embedded software solutions that meet European standards. This will enable both companies to develop basic software from a global perspective, which will increase its effectiveness.

Auto industry faces the challenge of creating globally competitive electronic systems that conform to global industry standards. To achieve safe and secure mobility in the future, DENSO will actively cooperate with partners in and outside Japan to develop systems that contribute to the advancement of vehicles, making them safer, more efficient and sustainable for all.

Profile of PiNTeam

1. Name: PiNTeam Holding GmbH
2. Establishment: 2013
3. Location: Lichtenbergstr. 8, D-85748 Garching b. Munchen, Germany
4. CEO: Marius Pintea
5. Business description: Development of embedded software and platforms for connected driving

 

 

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $49 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global

About PiNTeam Holding GmbH

PiNTeam is a leading software integration company founded in 2013. PiNTeams head office is located in Munich (GER), further sites are Düsseldorf (GER) and Timisoara(RO). PiNTeam provides development and integration support for automotive embedded software development projects having long-term experience in AUTOSAR and a broad technological spectrum from low-level integration to Artificial Intelligence leading to high quality services and products delivered to our customers. Software products like the KYOTO-suite, FUJI-suite and OMIYA provide valuable support for re-using software in many projects.

 

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DENSO and NTT Communications Starts Validating Jointly Developed Vehicle Security Operation Center Technology to Realize Resilient Security Solutions for Connected Cars

DENSO Corporation (DENSO) and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) will begin validating their jointly developed Vehicle Security Operation Center (V-SOC) technology for monitoring and analyzing vehicle’s security status from January 2020. The two companies are creating the technology to realize resilient security solutions for connected cars.

1. Background

Today, connected cars are becoming increasingly popular and sophisticated. In this evolution, novel automotive technologies and solutions continuously appear utilizing ICT technology. Concurrently, cyberattacks are growing more sophisticated and stealthy. Thus, cybersecurity in connected car is paramount. They need security technology that can swiftly detect and analyze cyberattacks and then seamlessly provide the appropriate support according to the situation.

2. Joint development efforts

Since 2017, DENSO and NTT Com have been developing V-SOC technology to detect cyberattacks and identify the affected area by the cyberattacks based on analysis of data, which are output from a vehicle’s security systems. In this research, the two companies have studied how to improve the safety and availability of connected cars and enable quick security responses by using V-SOC technology that can provide appropriate support as the situation demands.

3. Details of the joint development

The two companies will start to validate V-SOC technology in a test environment to realize resilient security solution for connected cars. Different types of cyberattacks will be conducted on test vehicles to see how effectively the V-SOC detects these attacks and analyzes the affected area by the cyberattacks. V-SOC technology will be improved by repeatedly responding to various forms of cyberattacks.

4. Role of each company in development and the verification

DENSO

DENSO will provide information security, vehicle communication, and data analysis technologies used in in-vehicle systems, connected cars, and MaaS development.

NTT Com

NTT Com will use its technology related to networks, cloud computing, and managed security services (e.g., IT-SOC). Moreover, the latest security technology of the NTT Group will be fully leveraged, including analysis technology of NTT Security and research results of NTT Secure Platform Laboratories.

5. Future prospects

By accelerating the development of cybersecurity technology through this validation, the two companies will help build a safer and more secure automotive society.

 

 

 

 

 

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $49 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications solves the world’s technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 450,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities in technology world are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Ltd., NTT Data, and NTT DOCOMO, we are NTT Group.

www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com

 

Contacts:
Natsumi Suzuki, DENSO CORPORATION
Phone: 81-566-25-9752
Fax: 81-566-25-4509
Email: denso-pr@jp.denso.com

NTT Communications
Public Relations
Phone:81-3-6700-4010

 

 

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