It’s important to dream big. And it’s important to have a vision for where technology can take us next. But it’s equally important to have a roadmap for getting there.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, so much of the focus is on the future — from flashy slogans printed on show-floor tchotchkes to conference sessions about where we’ll park our flying cars.
Aptiv looks to the future in our pavilion across Convention Center Drive as well, but we also deeply understand the challenges associated with building that future, and we have the technologies and the tools to work with our customers to make our shared vision a reality.
Visitors to the tech theater inside the Aptiv pavilion at CES 2024 saw that vision up close — one that goes beyond automotive as we know it, to a world where seamless connectivity and software-defined vehicles open up new possibilities for safety and convenience. The pavilion showcased the technologies that are necessary to get us to that future, both in the tech theater and in fully drivable vehicles.
To fully appreciate the impact of Aptiv’s technologies, you’re going to need some background.
What’s in it?
We start with the software and hardware architecture optimized to enable the software-defined vehicle (SDV) — the abstraction, determinism and updatability over time. The sustainable SDV architecture is Smart Vehicle Architecture™ fully realized, and our first chapter covers some key aspects.
With the architecture in place on the vehicle, it’s necessary to have an edge-to-cloud connected platform to support it. The platform must enable updates that are lightweight and secure and don’t interfere with other functions. The second chapter expands on our solution: modular, containerized software supported by open and flexible Wind River technologies.
Chapter 3 examines intelligent perception. We’ll be showing some exciting applications of Aptiv’s intelligent perception capabilities, so you’ll want to read our background on radar, cameras and our differentiated approach to automated parking.
There are even more innovations debuting around high-voltage electrification, so Chapter 4 is here just to whet your appetite for a few of them: direct contact technology for interconnects, the emerging NACS charging standard and the ultracapacitor technology that underpins the innovative Aptiv Rapid Power Reserve system for backup power. There will be more at the show, I promise.
Chapter 5 closes this year’s edition with some good news on sustainability, along with more on how Aptiv’s approach to sustainability continues to evolve.
We discussed these topics and more with visitors at CES – and if you weren’t able to attend this year, we hope this gives you some food for thought for continuing the conversation about how we all can move the industry closer to a safer, greener and more connected future.
Vice President, Thought Leadership