NXP is hoping to make inroads in the automotive industry through a new strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). To that end, the two organizations will work together to develop a new edge-to-cloud solution that enables big data in connected vehicles.
The broader goal is to use that data to create new revenue streams for vehicle manufacturers and service providers, and to improve the on-road experience for everyday consumers. The edge-to-cloud utility will give developers access to real-time data that covers every element of the car, which can then be used to boost performance over time. It will also enable remote updates that extend the lifespan of a vehicle.
The joint solution will combine NXP’s S32G vehicle network processor with AWS’s edge and cloud services. In that regard, the processor leverages AWS IoT Greengrass and AWS IoT Core for data processing and storage, and uses Amazon SageMaker to train and deploy new machine learning models. NXP’s eIQ Auto toolkit, meanwhile, will provide support for deep learning inferencing utilities.
“NXP is pleased to collaborate with AWS to help our automotive customers accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by unlocking the value of vehicle data and leveraging edge-to-cloud services,” said NXP EVP and Automotive Processing GM Henri Ardevol. “We see the opportunity to help them make impactful improvements throughout vehicle life cycles with new vehicle data insights and the ability to make continuous improvements using machine learning and over-the-air updates.”
According to NXP, gathering data on part performance will allow for preventative maintenance and reduce both the cost and the frequency of service visits. It will also allow for the creation of more nuanced insurance models, and enable in-car services like remote viewing.
NXP recently made a strategic investment in Au-Zone to support the development of new Edge machine learning products. The new joint solution arrives shortly after the debut of the Fujitsu Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyzer, which is a video analytics platform that was built to help companies collect better data from smart vehicles.