On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors said it got into a strategic collaboration with Amazon’s cloud computing unit to help cars communicate with data centers.

According to a company’s post, the partnership will aim toward making a new NXP chip designed to collect data from a car’s system. This approach is then shared on the Internet to work better with Amazon’s data centers.

“NXP is pleased to collaborate with AWS to help our automotive customers accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by unlocking the value of vehicle data and leveraging edge-to-cloud services,” said Henri Ardevol, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Processing at NXP Semiconductors. “We see the opportunity to help (automakers) make impactful improvements throughout vehicle life cycles with new vehicle data insights and the ability to make continuous improvements using machine learning and over-the-air updates.”

Further details regarding the partnership will be shared on November 19, 2020, in a web presence. On that day, the company will discuss the connected vehicle solution and demonstrate a Connected Electric Vehicle Management System.

Key takeaways

  • Vehicle edge-to-cloud compute solutions aim to enable new automotive industry revenue opportunities
  • Implement the power of vehicle big data and streamline the machine learning life cycle to enhance vehicle manufacturing and post-sale enhancement.

About NXP Semiconductors

It is one of the biggest suppliers of computing chips to automakers, and Amazon Web Services is the largest cloud computing service from the aspect of revenue. NXP Semiconductors is the name that comes in the list of secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications. It focuses on driving innovation across automotive, industrial & IoT, and mobile infrastructure markets. The company was established 60 years ago, and to date, it has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries.