October 12, 2006
TTAutomotive, TTTech’s subsidiary for FlexRay solutions, has become a premium associate member of the FlexRay consortium. As a premium associate member, TTAutomotive will play an active role in support of the development of FlexRay as the standard bus protocol for distributed automotive applications. TTAutomotive has in-depth know-how in the domain of time-triggered solutions and protocols.
The FlexRay consortium has seven core partners – BMW, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Freescale, General Motors, Philips and Volkswagen – as well as members from the automotive, semiconductor and electronic systems industries. The consortium drives the development of communication systems that support the needs of future in-car control applications.
One of TTAutomotive’s main objectives is to enlarge its FlexRay product portfolio for the automotive industry. Premium Associate membership in the FlexRay consortium will effectively support this objective. §We are proud of our activity with the time-triggered technology know-how in the FlexRay consortium," said Marc Lang, Director Sales at TTAutomotive. "Being a member of the consortium will allow us to better align our own developments with the current requirements and future needs of the automotive industry."
TTAutomotive’s offerings for FlexRay systems focus on development software and hardware, chip models and engineering services. The company is an important provider of customer-specific integration services. TTAutomotive has significant experience with automotive projects that use time-triggered technology. When combined with its continually growing FlexRay product range, TTAutomotive’s capabilities will help to advance the application of FlexRay in the automotive industry, in alignment with the objectives of the consortium.
About the FlexRay Consortium
The FlexRay Consortium is an alliance of automotive, semiconductor and electronic systems man-ufacturers working together to develop a deterministic and fault-tolerant bus system with high data rates for advanced automotive control applications. In September 2000, BMW and DaimlerChrysler joined forces with Philips and Motorola to form the FlexRay Consortium. Since then the Consortium has grown to include some of the automotive industry’s largest and most influential players, including Bosch, General Motors, and Ford among others. The FlexRay communication system has quickly gained momentum with many new members coming on board.
Further information on the FlexRay consortium is available at www.flexray.com.