Connected cars now carry up to 120 SoCs and software development accounts for up to 70% of new car development costs. Once autonomous vehicles enter the market, SoC requirements are set to increase ten-fold. 

Complex systems are more difficult to secure, putting vehicle fleets, the general population and corporate reputations at increased risk.

Perseus’ Hypervisor enables multiple devices and / or applications to run from a single SoC and reduces SoC HW & SW requirements by up to 75% on average. By doing so, it improves efficiencies in the development, implementation and management of complex in-car systems, reduces power consumption and makes remote system upgrades and maintenance easier.

While Hypervisors are not a new technology, their adoption in automotive is recent. With most connected cars currently carrying 120 SoCs, the wide range of savings offered by Hypervisors are substantial today and will expand exponentially once autonomous vehicles become a reality on our roads. Hypervisors are expected to become a critical technology to dramatically simplify in-car technology system complexity, with a number of high profile German and US-based car OEMs already committed to adopting the technology in the near future. 

In Sum:

  • Pegasus enables the operation of multiple operating systems or devices from a single SoC
  • Perseus Hypervisor greatly enhances in-car HW and SW efficiency (by up to 75%)
  • Improves ease of in-car system management and maintenance, including OTA (over-the-air) updates
  • A simplified in-car technology infrastructure greatly enhances the opportunities to deliver enhanced security measures