India-based global design and technology giant Tata Elxsi has announced a global partnership with National Instruments, the leader in test, measurement and control solutions.
Tata Elxsi and National Instruments will work together in the solutioning and implementation of test and validation systems for the automotive industry.
With advancement of ADAS and Autonomous Driving, Connected Cars, and eCockpit systems, OEMs and suppliers are faced with challenges in the development of increasingly complex and interdependent systems in the vehicle and need integrated test solutions to enable the required levels of validation and quality and automation becomes key to accelerate time-to-market.
The partnership between Tata Elxsi and National Instruments will provide automotive systems development and validation expertise for functional and diagnostic requirements, HILS setups, control loop simulations, automated test frameworks and network management.
Managing Director, NI – India, Russia, the Middle East and Africa Jayaram Pillai, said, “We at National Instruments are excited about the significant value this strategic partnership with Tata Elxsi brings to automotive customers. The limitless possibilities of National Instrument’s platform combined with the Tata Elxsi application expertise will enable customers to rapidly realize next-generation ADAS and Connected Cars.”
National Instruments provides virtual instrumentation with its Lab View graphical system design platform. This software-centric platform for Radar, V2X, Infotainment, Test Cells and Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation (HILS) systems, is adopted in the automotive industry.
Tony K John, Head of Global Marketing & Partnership, Automotive – Tata Elxsi, said, “This partnership will aid OEMs and suppliers as the world moves towards autonomous and connected cars, validation of emerging features and use-cases will be a key challenge faced by OEMs and suppliers. This union between the two will help OEMs and suppliers address these challenges and enable accelerated high-quality product development.”
Tata Elxsi has been working on developing, integrating and using test rigs and HILS for multi-ECU testing. Now the two companies are working together to develop solutions targeted to specific automotive industry needs in Autonomous Driving, ADAS validation and HMI Validation for emerging features and use-cases.