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Basemark Joins AUTOSAR to Advance Common Standards for Software-defined Cars.

Basemark, has joined AUTOSAR whose partners include BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, PSA, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Basemark joined as a Development Partner and is only the second Finnish company accepted as a partner.

“We are thrilled to partner with AUTOSAR,” says Basemark’s Founder & CEO Tero Sarkkinen. “We share the same vision of automotive standards that benefit the whole automotive value chain from the car manufacturer to the consumer. This partnership further advances Rocksolid Core as the base platform of choice for car manufacturers for creating car applications. We are enabling a future for the automotive industry where creating new car platforms will be quicker than ever while bringing down the unit cost considerably.”

Rocksolid Core is based on the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and The AUTOSAR Classic Platform. On top of these are the Rocksolid Core middleware and reference applications ranging from the powertrain, steering to autonomous drive and ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) applications and to body and cockpit electronics, such as digital instrument clusters and heads-up displays. This full end-to-end solution provides a safe and future-proof foundation for software-defined cars and automotive applications.

Standards and end-to-end solutions are increasingly crucial for software-defined cars. The amount of software-defined vehicles is expected to grow exponentially during this decade. Gartner forecasts that 850 million connected vehicles will be on the roads in 2030. As a result, the software and hardware complexity has dramatically increased in cars. For example, today’s cars can include over 85 different processors and software modules from over 50 different suppliers. As a result, car manufacturers are looking for ways to minimise this complexity by reducing the number of needed processors and software.

“Creating new car systems faster and more cost-effective is the main question for all car manufacturers. Rocksolid Core architecture requires fewer processors than conventional models, resulting in savings in electronics and software. For example, with Rocksolid Core and ADAS functions, the digital instrument cluster and heads-up display can run with just one processor. We estimate that through Rocksolid Core, our customers can take more than a year off of the development of a new car platform, and save hundreds of euros per car in series production costs,” Tero Sarkkinen says.

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