Valens has partnered with Aptiv to develop its Smart Vehicle Architecture platform, which reduces the number of connections and individual devices in cars with a centralised, shared architecture.
Valens’ technology enables the transmission of ultra-high-speed data across a simple infrastructure (such as UTP) for long-distances (15m/50ft), simplifying in-vehicle connectivity and supporting centralised and remote computer systems.
Valens allows for the convergence of a range of interfaces, including PCIe, Ethernet, audio and controls across the same link. Valens’ chipsets are embedded into the SVA’s PowerData Centre (PDC) modules.
“In-vehicle data needs are increasing exponentially and the ability to transmit such bandwidth through a single system considerably simplifies the overall in-vehicle data architecture,” said Valens Automotive Business Unit VP, Daniel Adler.
“Valens’ ability to transmit multi-Gig PCIe over a single UTP unlocks possibilities, helping Aptiv’s SVA revolutionise the connected and autonomous car.”