Innovate on a Flexible Foundation Built for Safety and Performance 

As technology shapes vehicle functions, features, commerciality, and even design, vehicle manufacturers need a ubiquitous, flexible architecture that simplifies the challenges they face. The Arm architecture is uniquely positioned to address the size, scale, and complexity of both software and hardware solutions for functional safety, cyber security, and real-time processing.

Arm Automotive Enhanced solutions provide a foundational compute architecture and IP that make it easy for partners to innovate, deliver AI capabilities throughout the vehicle, and help accelerate software time to market. Arm and our partner ecosystem deliver these technologies to help the industry build the future of automotive.

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Focus Areas for Successful Innovation

Explore our key innovation focus areas to discover more about the Arm and partner virtual reference platforms.

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)/Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving is advancing with each driver-assistance package. AI helps accelerates these features at pace, with Arm providing the foundational technology for the ongoing AI revolution.


In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI)

The IVI system is the main interaction that drivers have with their car. Powered by cutting-edge technology, this digital experience is continually expanding and will become a significant source of future revenue. However, the amount of technology and device interfaces means IVIs can be vulnerable to malicious attacks. It is vital to get the right IVI computing solution to protect vehicle and driver data.

Zonal Architecture and Microcontrollers

A huge challenge is how to migrate the thousands of small but vital microcontrollers (MCUs) and electronic control units (ECUs) and their individually coded software into a manageable vehicle architecture for future delivery. Arm automotive solutions help vehicle manufacturers take control of the supply chain and benefit the wider automotive ecosystem.

Start Designing Immediately with Arm-based Automotive Solution Stacks

Arm-based virtual platforms developed for automotive by partners in our industry-leading partner ecosystem, enable both accelerated product development and reduced time to market. These platforms enable designers to start work immediately, rather than having to wait for physical hardware to add to a feature prototype. The stack can be used ‘as is’ from IP to Arm-based hardware, or adapted to development needs.

The Software-Defined Vehicle is Built on Arm

As automotive compute transitions from hardware-defined to software-defined, new services and solutions are helping automakers easily achieve superior consumer experiences.

The Future of SDVs Explained

Our latest Dummies Guide explores the world of SDVs, offering insights into the technologies and systems that propel SDVs and their impact and implications on the future of transportation.

Four Pillars to Achieve the Software-Defined Vehicle Vision

Industry collaboration, standards, modern methodology, and vision stimulation are the four key pillars that can help make software-defined vehicles a reality. These are all practical approaches that the automotive and technology industries can take now to accelerate our path to software-defined vehicles and address the key challenges ahead.

Safety and Security at Every Turn

Arm continues to focus on providing a trusted foundation that helps advance the latest technologies and standards to ensure maximum vehicle safety and security.

A Head-Start on Safety

Fast-track certification of safety-critical systems with the Arm Safety Ready portfolio and solutions from our functional safety partners. Arm provides a foundation for safety in automotive compute that reduces the burden, complexity, and time to bring new vehicles to market.

Automotive Security for Next-Generation Vehicles

To establish trust and ensure the integrity of all assets in the automotive industry, we collaborate closely with our ecosystem, enabling highly robust system architectures, supporting open-source software, and ensuring adherence to product security standards.

Automotive Enhanced IP

Automotive Enhanced IP

Arm's Automotive Enhanced (AE) suite of IP has been a cornerstone of automotive development for many years. The portfolio encompasses a full range of AE products covering Arm Neoverse, Arm Cortex-A, Arm Cortex-R and Arm Cortex-M, Arm Mali GPUs, and ISPs, interconnects, tools, and integration software.

These provide the full compute foundational requirements for partners and vehicle manufacturers. This includes high-performance automotive-specific processors, microcontrollers (MCUs), hybrid safety modes, and built-in cyber security.

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Arm Automotive Ecosystem

Together with our world-leading automotive partner ecosystem, we’re providing OEMs and the automotive industry with the processor IP, tools, and software solutions for automated driving, software-defined cars, and unique in-vehicle experiences.

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The Arm Automotive Partner Program

Discover how the Arm Automotive Partner Program is helping the industry redefine the next evolution of automotive innovation through collaboration and solutions that advance next-generation vehicles.

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Arm Flexible Access for Startups

Together with our unique partner ecosystem, Arm provides startups the confidence needed to translate a transformational idea from inspiration into production. See how Arm Flexible Access for Startups provides access to a broad portfolio of extensively verified IP, tools and training, with a $0 license fee to develop your SoC.

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Whether you’re an OEM, Tier 1, startup or semiconductor company, get in touch to find out how Arm can help you define and deliver your next automotive technology project.

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