To address business and technical issues in the development of increasingly large-scale and complex in-vehicle software, we provide optimal and high-quality software solutions to customers through the use of AI and advanced technologies, as well as development resources owned by group companies both in and outside Japan.
We provide a variety of services for the development of large-scale mass production software, including system outsourcing based on high level QCD (quality, cost, delivery) management, simulation tool provision, and offshore development consulting.
In addition to our extensive knowledge of embedded software development technology and project management experience, by combining the specialized technologies, such as AI and simulation technologies, and mass production development resources of our group companies, we are able to offer our customers the most appropriate and high-quality engineering services.
Among the six levels of driving automation defined by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), Level 2 ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) is the most common, while Levels 3 and 4, equivalent to autonomous driving, will be gradually employed in the future for passenger vehicle and MaaS vehicles. In addition to conventional control technologies, AI and IoT technologies are also required in the development of Autonomous Driving/ADAS. We also provides support for advanced technologies such as these in pursuing the realization of a "world without accidents."
Cameras, LiDAR, and other sensors on the vehicle monitor the vehicle's periphery.
- FOE (focus of expansion) estimating processing technology
- Road surface gradient estimation processing technology
- Driver recognition processing technology
Autonomous Driving Algorithms
Determines the vehicle's next behavior based on information from its periphery.
- Object recognition processing technology
- Emergency behavior processing technology
- Planner processing technology
- Lane-assist support system processing
- ACC processing technology
Control System for MaaS Vehicles
Controls a vehicle via the remote monitoring of MaaS vehicles status.
- Vehicle remote monitoring and control technology
Driving Data Collection Service
Driving data collection services is to collect and analyze autonomous driving and ADAS-related images and driving data and also collect the data necessary for our customers to develop autonomous driving and ADAS systems. We also develop applications for vehicle data acquisition.
By providing (accurate) learning data and leveraging our overseas bases, we are able to help our customers optimize their resources and contribute to improving system recognition and detection rates.
The trend toward electrifying vehicles to achieve a decarbonized society cannot be reversed. However, from an economically rational standpoint, in the immediate future, we must continue to improve the performance of ZEVs (zero-emission vehicles) as well as ICEs (internal conversion vehicles), which include HEVs (hybrid electric vehicles).
By drawing on our many years of experience in powertrain and electrification software development, we have what it takes to support the development of technologies that enriches the entire society.
We offer solutions for optimal control, making it possible to maximize fuel efficiency.
- FC (fuel cell) control technology
Realizes optimal control of power sources for electrification.
- Motor control technology
- Regenerative control technology
Realizes optimal control to maximize power efficiency.
- Battery simulator
- Power management, thermal management
As companies accelerate the development of vehicles based on SDA (Software Defined Architecture for application services), vehicles are constantly connected to the cloud. This has led to an era of various connected technologies including FOTA (Firmware updates Over the Air), SOTA (Software update Over the Air). Our company, in addition to traditional embedded software development technology, we are committed to helping to strengthen the necessary technical skills in these areas, which also require technical IT skills, to support the development efforts of our customers.
(Vehicle-to-Vehicle/Infrastructure-to-Vehicle Communication, DCM, OTA)
This technology supports coordinated control by identifying the vehicle's position and communicating with other vehicles or infrastructure.
A taxi-probe service is being developed in Thailand that will make use of this technology.
- GNSS (GPS, QZSS, Galileo, GLONAS) processing technology
- DSRC communication technology
- Cellular communication technology
- Data acquisition and processing technology
- Automotive ethernet, CAN, LIN communication technology
With our 21 years of practical experience, we support the development of the increasingly complex and high-resolution in-vehicle infotainment technologies and cockpits.
- HMI development
- Bluetooth stack development
Evaluation and Testing
We offer functional testing, evaluation, and consulting for a wide range of applications and communications.
Some technologies are generally required in automotive embedded software development, regardless of the domain or product. Specific examples of these are the infrastructure technology, such as Autosar; the development technology, such as MBD (model-based development); and the management technology, which includes various processes and functional safety functions. Drawing on our wealth of experience in contract-based development for in-vehicle technologies, we supports customers' development with a variety of underlying technologies that underpin their software development activities.
- Diagnostic processing technology
- Automotive ethernet, CAN, LIN in-vehicle communication technology
- Functional safety/SOTIF compliance
- MBD (control model/plant model)
- Parallelization, Memory size reduction, and Acceleration of software technology
- Constructing MILS, HILS, SILS environment
- Constructing CI/CD environment
- Machine learning/data analysis
- Image processing/recognition technology
- Frameworks (ROS3, Autoware, CARLA)
- CMMIA-SPICE, functional safety, Scrum
We support the creation of the digital value chains by facilitating collaboration with our software distribution platform, with a focus on various stakeholders involved in the System of Systems society.
moderix® (Model exchanging Platform)
This technology provides a development environment including simulation tools and model shelf, that enhances collaboration development with vendor companies. It can realizes the flexible and simple to use model exhange.
Toward the goal of facilitating smooth collaborative development between the "model provider and user," we offer a service platform ideally suited for "SURIAWASE2.1" promoted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, including the information management, model coupling, simulation environment building, etc., required for model exchange.
"moderix" is a registered trademark (No. 6606602) of NEXTY Electronics Corporation.
We manage the world's premier development tool suite, which is utilized for the development, testing, verification, and calibration of embedded software in vehicles. This enables us to provide solutions that will increase the effectiveness of the customer's development efforts.
Based on our experience of many years as the secretariat of JASPAR (Japan Automotive Software Platform and Architecture) and a track record of supporting numerous projects, we offer comprehensive services, covering every stage from start-up to operation of industry associations, standards organizations, and more. Based on the extensive know-how of our personnel, we are able to support a wide range of operations by offering various solutions for organizational compliance with laws and regulations, regulation maintenance, accounting, various asset management, deliverables management, public relations, activity revitalization, and much more. We also offer systems for managing member companies, members, committees, documents, and other aspects.
JASPAR was established in September 2006 with the goal of streamlining development and ensuring high reliability through the standardization and universal use of software and networks designed for automotive electronic control systems, which have grown increasingly sophisticated and complex. Engineers from many different industries work on JASPAR, including those who make cars, electrical equipment, semiconductors, and software. They work together with international and domestic bodies to promote standardization in the areas of in-vehicle networks, software, security, functional safety, over-the-air (OTA), and information systems.
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NTT DATA Automobiligence Research Center, Ltd.
This research center, which is part of the NTT DATA group's automotive field unit, consists of a group of researchers and tool creators engaged in creating next-generation automotive software. With its unrivaled modeling power in the in-vehicle software domain, the center's strengths lie in its ability to create tools that dramatically improve the efficiency of in-vehicle software development and operation. Having a nearshore base, the center provides support through more efficient testing solutions that use ZIPC tools as well as machine learning-driven software testing. In 2023, it released ZIPC GARDEN Automation, a verification platform software that automatically generates comprehensive data on essential scenarios to be executed in virtual simulations of autonomous driving/ADAS systems.
With its proprietary OS, virtual equipment monitor, TCP/IP stack, and other technologies, AXE supports edge technologies such as mobile objects, mobile devices, robots, and sensor networks, while at the same time it has developed basic software*1 for HPC/supercomputers and high-speed parallel computing technology. Currently, it also offers support for logic circuit design and LSI design.
*1 Usage track record: Supercomputer "Fugaku"
Integration Technology Co., Ltd.
Integration Technology's expertise lies in MBD (model-based development), a method that expresses control formulas in models to improve development efficiency. The company offers contract-based development as well as educational content and a development environment. Its educational content, "Practical Training with MATLAB/Simulink" allows participants to actually manipulate using their hands to enhance understanding. As part of its support for development environments, the company also sells and sets up optimization tools for model-based development (MBD).
OTSL Co., Inc.
Through the planning and development of embedded, real-time, and short-range wireless systems, OTSL has a high level of technical capability as well as extensive experience. By drawing on its accumulated knowledge and advanced technology, OTSL offers a wide range of support activities aimed at furthering the evolution of its customers' products and services. Support ranges from consultation on software development and quality assurance to the provision of educational services.
It has also developed and sells "COSMO SIM," a sensor simulation for autonomous driving, and offers support for the development of complex autonomous driving.
eXmotion Co., Ltd.
eXmotion is a new kind of consulting company that focuses on developing embedded software (also called "edge technology"). In addition to strategic planning to solve problems, the company is committed to "new manufacturing in the software age," which is something that customers have to deal with today. It does this by using its strength of being able to provide a one-stop solution and directly solve problems in a practical way. "Eureka Box," the online learning platform offered by the company, includes development technology based on years of consulting experience, such as requirement definition and model-based development, and supports the skill improvement and reskilling of anyone engaged in development by deploying content in a format that incorporates the latest technologies, including edge AI and AWS utilization.
AUBASS CO., LTD.
AUBASS develops and sells AUTOSAR-related software platform products, and also provides engineering services. Its core products are AUBIST Classic Platform (AUTOSAR CP compliant), AUBIST Adaptive Platform (AUTOSAR AP compliant), AUBIST TOOL (AUTOSAR software development environment), AUBIST Hypervisor (a hypervisor for Linux and other general operating systems), and AUBIST Hypervisor for MCU (a hypervisor product with microcontroller virtualization features).
ETAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group, was founded in 1996 and has branch offices in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. It offers a wide range of products, such as basic automotive software, middleware, and development tools for software-defined vehicles, to help automakers and suppliers improve the efficiency of their development and operations. Through its ESCRYPT brand, ETAS also offers comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that are specially tailored to the automotive industry.
Based in Canada, BlackBerry develops and sells embedded software products. Its core products include BlackBerry QNX and BlackBerry Jarvis.
- BlackBerry QNX: Includes a digital cockpit, ADAS, a real-time operating system for instrument clusters, a hypervisor, a platform, a tool suite, and an encryption and security platform.
- BlackBerry Jarvis: A software development support tool that scans binary code to support compliance with industry standards such as MISRA and CERT and generates SBOM reports.
Headquartered in Israel, Aurora Labs provides a development support tool that uses its proprietary AI algorithm "Line-Of-Code Intelligence (LOCI)" to automatically analyze software functions, operational risks, and changes.
Its core products are AutoDetect (automatic detection and reporting of new bugs and potential security risks when changes are made during software development) and AutoUpdate (which uses LOCI to minimize update files when using OTA to reduce file transfer costs and memory size).
These solutions significantly reduce future software development costs in terms of quality, safety, and security.
Headquartered in the United States, Synopsys sells and maintains technologies and tools for ensuring superior quality, security, and efficiency in software development, and also engages in consulting services. Its core products are Coverity (a tool for testing the security of static applications) and BlackDuck (a tool to help manage security, quality, and license compliance risks arising from open-source and third-party code, including applications and containers).
With offices in the United States and Israel, JFrog provides a deliverable repository management platform that is essential for DevOps. Its core products are:
- ARTIFACTORY: Storage and management of software packages
- X-RAY: Inspect package security
- DISTRIBUTION: Securely distribute software
- CONNECT: Deploy, operate, and monitor device fleets in an OTA environment
- PIPELINES (CI/CD): Automation and orchestration
The company has proven implementation by overseas vehicle manufacturers and other businesses.