Simona Almajan, NXP Semiconductors Romania: “We focus on the development and production of chips for electrified vehicles”
“Car manufacturers are currently working on implementing a simpler software architecture for cars. Cars can no longer cope with such high complexity, so we are going through a re-architecture. It is a major change due to the high content of information and data, due to the CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) trends. In the future, we will have cars that will drive themselves. Estimates show that in 2030, 60 percent of cars will be electric,” Simona Almajan, Country Manager NXP Semiconductors Romania said during Green Mobility Conference powered by Automotive Today and The Diplomat-Bucharest.
“Edge devices have one very important thing in common: data. There is an enormous amount of data being generated. This data is needed because the cars have to make decisions on their own. The data is generated continuously, it is stored in the cloud, there are algorithms that process the data and classify them so that the car can slow down when a speed limiter appears, when a pedestrian appears, etc.
We focus on the development and production of chips for electrified vehicles. We have dedicated products for electric cars that manage batteries. We write software that checks various battery parameters.
In addition to artificial intelligence and Big Data, we must not forget about functional safety and cybersecurity. Since the cars are connected to the cloud, we must ensure that we have protection mechanisms at all levels and detect cyber-attacks.
There is progress every year regarding the development of the charging infrastructure for electric cars, but unfortunately the progress does not cover the increase in the number of vehicles.
It is very important to continue to have the support of the authorities regarding the financing of projects in Romania and it is equally important to have greater transparency from the ministries. Another challenge we face in Romania is education, and the authorities should accelerate investments in education. Human resource is a problem, and the authorities can help with solutions.”
Full recording of the conference HERE.