Source: Continental announcement

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will work together going forward within the scope of a new development cooperation. The goal of their long-term collaboration, with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider, is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge) – a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features a virtual workbench offering numerous options to develop, supply and maintain software-intensive system functions.

This new platform will allow drivers to integrate the functions they want going forward during the entire service life of their vehicle by downloading quick and convenient software updates.

Continental, with the platform, strengthens its leading role in developing state-of-the-art vehicle architectures and software. It will provide future vehicle manufacturers and partners with a development environment for software-intensive vehicle architecture that they can use to implement software, sensor and big data solutions in a fraction of the development time needed before.

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As a result, the vehicle software can be developed and tested more efficiently and securely and rolled out directly to vehicles.

To bring the Continental CAEdge platform to market, more than 1,000 Continental developers will exploit the full potential offered by the latest technologies, backed by the support of AWS. The CAEdge platform is already being tested in an automotive manufacturer’s series development and will be available to other customers beginning end of 2021.

“Software is at the forefront of innovation in cars,” explained Dirk Abendroth, CTO at Continental Automotive. “With our CAEdge platform, we are establishing a new approach to developing vehicle architectures and software in the automotive industry. We have found a strong partner in AWS to help us accomplish this task and will continue to expand our leading role in the field of automotive software.”

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