New Era of Automotive Innovation

With increased automation and electrification, and a growing focus on user experience, the automotive industry is seeing major disruption. A high-end car today has more than 100 million lines of code, and new features and business opportunities continue to be powered by software upgradability. Arm is working with the automotive industry on standards to help improve safety, enable innovation and agility, deliver advanced features, and support new business models driven by the software-defined vehicle.


Four Pillars to Achieve the Software-Defined Vehicle Vision

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.

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Solutions to Bring the Software-Defined Vision into Focus

Together with leaders from across the automotive supply chain, Arm is working to address the challenges of software portability, cloud-native mixed-criticality, and seamless deployment to bring us closer to a software-defined future.

SOAFEE Brings Us Closer to a Software-Defined Architecture

The Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) initiative offers a cloud-native architecture enhanced for mixed-criticality automotive applications and enables the functional safety and real-time capabilities required for autonomous workloads.

SOAFEE SIG, One Year Later

There have been a range of SOAFEE achievements during the past year, including a new architecture release, integration labs and SOAFEE blueprints, which showcase practical implementations of software-defined vehicles using modern software technologies. Learn all about these achievements in this updated SOAFEE whitepaper.

Delivering a Software-Defined Future

As vehicle functions are increasingly defined by software and data-driven intelligence, not only do automotive manufacturers need to become more agile, but consumers can expect their vehicle experience to improve as the vehicle gets older. Hear from Arm automotive expert, Robert Day, about these market trends and how the industry can meet this moment.

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Learn more about SOAFEE and how Arm is helping accelerate the development of software-defined and highly connected vehicles through our solutions and global ecosystem.

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Automotive Industry Drives the Success of Armv8-R and Cortex-R52

As the automotive industry moves toward software-defined vehicles and ever more complex compute requirements, the Armv8-R architecture has emerged as the de-facto standard for high-end real-time computing. In particular, the versatility of the Arm Cortex-R52 and R52+ processors are regarded as a big advantage among Arm’s automotive silicon partners.

Accelerating the Transition to the Software-Defined Vehicle

The evolution from hardware-defined to software-defined requires new development paradigms to address advanced compute architectures and increasing software complexity. Hear how Arm and our partners are addressing both the challenges and opportunities caused by this disruption.

Device Virtualization Principles for Real-time Systems

Virtualization is at the heart of a revolution taking place in the domains served by the Armv8-R architecture and is integral to addressing the growing demands for in-vehicle customized features and capabilities. Our white paper discusses approaches and provides guidance on the proper standardization of device virtualization in real-time automotive systems.

Best Practices for Armv8-R Cortex-R52+ Software Consolidation

As multiple real-time functions are consolidated into zonal controllers, processor performance improvements, together with more sophisticated operating systems and software, are a must. Learn how the industry is increasingly turning to Armv8-R based solutions, such as the Arm Cortex-R52 and Cortex-R52+ CPUs, to enable this vision of improved performance and software integration.

Microcontrollers for Automotive

The latest software-defined vehicles require many edge microcontrollers which must have a wide range of performance capabilities and support secure and efficient software updates. Learn how Arm-based microcontrollers provide these core capabilities to support key computing functions in future software-defined vehicles.