January 18, 2010
Vector and TTTech Automotive announce their partnership in the development and sales activities of standard software modules for electronic control units. By combining the strengths of both partners, electronic control unit developers will be offered an ideal solution for each application. Vector will set its focus on AUTOSAR basic software modules, while TTTech Automotive will put emphasis on safety-relevant software modules according to ISO 26262, and provide further expertise in the area of FlexRay.
The purpose of this cooperation is to allow the participating partners to align their software development and to jointly work on support and delivery. A further result of this partnership will be the provision of a consistent tool chain for configuration of the software. Both companies will offer the resulting solutions in terms of a general contractor. By combining the core competencies of the partners, customers benefit from an integrated, cost-effective product. The solution can be used for non-safety-critical AUTOSAR applications as well as for safety-relevant systems compliant with ASIL-D according to ISO-DIS 26262.
The focus of the first project will be to work on a TTTech Automotive module that will ensure communication integrity with Vector’s AUTOSAR- basic software (MICROSAR). Development has already been started, and details of the solutions are currently being developed jointly with customers and both partners.
Current products are not affected by this cooperation and will continue to be maintained by the respective partner. It will be evaluated together with the customer whether switching to the new collaborative solution will result in significant benefits.