Bangalore, October 10, 2017
Tata Elxsi, an automotive technology and engineering services company, announced a global partnership with National Instruments, a leader in testing, measurement and control solutions. The companies will collaborate in finding and implementing solutions for testing and validation systems for the automotive industry.
The advent of technologies such as advanced ADAS and autonomous driving, connected cars, and e-cockpit systems have OEMs and suppliers faced with challenges in the development of increasingly complex and interdependent systems in the vehicle. These require highly integrated test solutions to enable the required levels of validation and quality.
The partnership leverages Tata Elxsi's automotive systems development and validation expertise for functional and diagnostic requirements, control loop simulations, HILS setups, automated test frameworks and network management, with National Instrument's platform-based approach in the verification & validation of safety-critical embedded control software/systems.
National Instruments is the pioneer for virtual instrumentation with its Lab View graphical system design platform. This software-centric platform for radar, V2X, infotainment, test cells and hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) systems, is widely adopted in the automotive industry. Tata Elxsi has also been working on developing, integrating and using test rigs and HILS for multi-ECU testing.
"We at National Instruments are excited about the significant value this strategic partnership with Tata Elxsi brings to automotive customers. The limitless possibilities of National Instrument's platform combined with the Tata Elxsi application expertise will enable our customers to rapidly realise next-generation ADAS and connected cars,” said Jayaram Pillai, MD, National Instrument India.
With this partnership, the two companies are working together to develop solutions targeted to specific automotive industry needs in autonomous driving, ADAS validation and HMI validation for emerging features and use-cases.