In doing so, Continental offers a solution for the need of vehicle manufacturers to integrate an exponentially growing amount of software into future vehicle generations.
As per the company, Continental Cooperation Portal provides a central communications platform for software projects and can be individually customized.
“The importance of software for vehicles is rising at a rapid pace. By developing the Continental Cooperation Portal, we have created a tool for implementing software and services from a wide range of providers in vehicle servers. As a system integrator and strategic partner, we are working with manufacturers to meet the challenges of the increasing complexity of software integration in modern vehicles," says Johann Hiebl, head of Continental’s Connected Car Networking business unit.
Due to many manual processes and a lack of standardization, the process leading up to integrated software has been extremely time-consuming up until now. The company claims that the applications were tested manually after their delivery, possible errors were corrected, and then the whole process was started from the beginning again – an approach that is quite inefficient in modern vehicles that use software from up to 50 suppliers.
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