Memory Solutions Steering Automotive Industry Forward


Micron, BMW work to develop innovative automotive memory technologies to advance the development of key systems in next-generation vehicles.

Memory and storage are essential components to advance the development of key systems in next-generation vehicles, including in-cabin infotainment as well as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) technology, which are used to make self-driving autonomous cars a reality.

Micron and BMW are focusing on testing and development of automotive memory solutions at Micron’s state-of-the-art lab in Munich, Germany.

Advanced memory solutions for next-gen cars


Using the Test Automation Framework of the BMW Group as a car emulator platform, the two companies will work together to define and validate memory and storage solutions for next-generation platforms, according to the announcement.

The collaborative effort will leverage Micron’s memory and storage technology expertise, along with its portfolio of DRAM, NAND and NOR technologies, including LPDRAM, e.MMC, UFS and SSD storage solutions.

“The incorporation of new features and capabilities in advanced in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and ADAS, such as voice recognition, hand gesturing and image recognition, are driving an explosive growth in both volatile and nonvolatile memory embedded in vehicles, accelerating intelligence at the edge,” said Giorgio Scuro, vice president of Micron’s automotive division.

“Micron has a long-standing record working with automotive industry partners, and this joint initiative with the BMW Group is a testament to our expertise in bringing innovative automotive memory technologies to market,” Scuro added.

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