Increasing system complexity and functional growth bring todays E/E architectures to its limits. The server/zone architecture can be used to clean up the existing E/E system in the vehicle. Reduction in stand-alone ECUs and wiring harness allow an overall architecture optimization, leading to less weight and CO² emissions.
The Body HPC offers data processing and data security features rather known from the IT industry then from classical vehicle architectures. The high computing power of the Body HPC enables central hosting of vehicle functions, leading to standardized and cost-effective components and functions.
Continental Vehicle Server connects VW ID. Electric Vehicles.
Continental has launched world’s first mass-produced Body High Performance Computer as the so-called in-car application server (ICAS1) in Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles enabling software updates over-the-air.
Further series productions of domain-specific high-performance computers for more than 20 vehicle models from various manufacturers and brands are planned in 2021 and 2022 alone.