TTTech Auto and ZettaScale collaborate on software solutions

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To deliver a seamless software development environment for both the pre-development and production phases, TTTech Auto and ZettaScale Technology are combining resources to provide new communication technology for vehicles. The initial product of the collaboration will be the first European implementation of a Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS) that is safety-certified under ISO 26262 for use in mass production cars.  

This will involve ZettaScale’s open-source Cyclone DDS being combined with TTTech Auto’s Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and real-time software expertise. According to the two companies, the new product, MotionWise Cyclone DDS, which brings together TTTech Auto’s vehicle software platform MotionWise, will help bridge a gap in the production chain, and address the industry’s need for adaptability in the early stages of development and accelerated time to market. It will also enable easy aftersales updates.  

“System-wide safety is one of the biggest challenges for highly automated driving. MotionWise Cyclone DDS will help car manufacturers to reduce time-to-value while guaranteeing the overall system safety and providing excellent UX, flexibility, security and end-to-end vehicle properties. Together with ZettaScale, we will develop the next industry standard for safety and reliability in the rapidly evolving field of autonomous driving. Standards and open-source technology are the cornerstones of safety and performance,” said Friedhelm Pickhard, chief growth officer of TTTech Auto. 

Essentially, MotionWise Cyclone DDS’s mature technology lays the foundation for flexible application development, improved end-to-end vehicle behavior and robust vehicle networking in modern E/E architectures. In addition, MotionWise Cyclone DDS enables interoperability with established and standardized software stacks and adaptive AUTOSAR. 

Angelo Corsaro, CEO of ZettaScale Technology, said, “In TTTech Auto, we found the ideal partner to develop Cyclone DDS for the automotive market. Thanks to the vivid open-source community, Cyclone DDS’s real-time abilities and TTTech Auto’s safety expertise, we will create a product that will truly stand out in the market. We aim to expand the capabilities of software-defined vehicles by improving V2X communication and bringing edge computing support through the cutting-edge communication protocol Zenoh.” 

“By including a DDS technology component in our TTTech portfolio, we will deliver on our modularization strategy for the entire MotionWise vehicle software platform,” said Patrik Fiegl, senior vice president of strategic product management at TTTech Auto. “This means we are converting MotionWise into an individually consumable set of software services and tools that can be used and combined to build vehicle operating systems with well-defined attributes for system safety and performance.” 

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