Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs) are a revolutionary approach to transportation that leverages software integration and virtualization technologies to enhance vehicle functionality, connectivity, and autonomy. SDVs are designed to adapt and evolve through the use of software updates, enabling new features, capabilities, and improvements without requiring extensive hardware modifications.
The concept of SDVs emerged from the increasing complexity and reliance on software in modern vehicles. Traditionally, vehicles relied on dedicated, hardware-based components for specific functions such as engine control, braking systems, and infotainment. However, with the rapid advancements in computing power and connectivity, the integration of software has become pivotal in transforming vehicles into intelligent, connected machines.
In this whitepaper, we cover:
The role of software in the modern vehicle
Fundamentals of software defined vehicles
SDV and autonomous driving
Future trends and considerations