Siemens, Arm and AWS unlock next generation automotive innovation

15th November 2023
Paige West

Siemens Digital Industries Software recently announced the availability of its PAVE360-based solution for automotive digital twin on AWS.

This development expands the existing relationship between Siemens and AWS. PAVE360 promotes innovation in the automotive sector by enabling simultaneous hardware and software development, moving the design phase of SDV earlier in the process. This parallel approach aims to reduce design cycle time and hasten market entry. Additionally, Siemens has worked with Arm to facilitate developer access to Arm-based technology on Siemens’ PAVE360 digital twin solution via AWS Cloud services.

Automakers can now develop software and assess Arm-based system and software components earlier in their IP selection and design process. This is achievable without the constraints of traditional on-premises software, through the PAVE360 solution on AWS. This capability addresses both technological and commercial challenges and empowers developers to advance in hardware and software development. It offers simulation speeds not possible with conventional on-premises modelling and simulation infrastructure, enabling developers to meet tight market-entry timelines through AWS technology.

Mike Ellow, Executive Vice President, EDA Global Sales, Services and Customer Support at Siemens Digital Industries Software, commented: “The automotive industry is facing disruption from multiple directions, but the greatest potential for growth and new revenue streams is the adoption of the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV). The hyper-competitive SDV industry is under immense pressure to quickly react to consumer expectations for new features all while being pushed to move towards shorter software development cycles. This is driving the adoption of the 'shift-left' methodology for parallel hardware and software co-development and the move toward the holistic digital twin. Delivering PAVE360 on Arm-based AWS cloud services helps enable organisational efficiencies that are simply not available through today’s traditional development methods.”

Siemens’ PAVE360, hosted on AWS, incorporates Arm IP tailored for automotive-specific workloads, functional system software, real-world stimulus, and algorithm development tools such as Simcenter Prescan from Siemens. It also includes mixed-fidelity EDA modelling and simulation engines. PAVE360 integrates these elements to provide not only a virtual car on an engineer’s desk but also a secure and integrated virtual car in the cloud. This reduces resources and costs for manufacturers and eliminates the need for expensive IT upgrades for high-speed simulation, allowing automotive engineers to concentrate on more impactful improvements.

Dipti Vachani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Line of Business at Arm, stated: “The software defined vehicle is survival for the automotive industry, requiring new technologies and methodologies for faster and more agile development. The innovative Siemens’ PAVE360 solution is helping to accelerate the automotive system development required to address the increasingly demanding consumer expectations. Together with Siemens and AWS, we are enabling a breadth of use cases on the Arm automotive platform across the entire supply chain, from IP evaluation to fleet management.”

Wendy Bauer, Vice President of Automotive and Manufacturing at AWS, mentioned: “The proliferation of digital twin methodologies throughout the automotive industry uses the compute capabilities and world-class infrastructure of AWS. With PAVE360 mapping accurate embedded environments to optimal AWS instances while using Arm automotive enhanced IP, OEMs and suppliers are enabling software defined vehicle solutions and methodologies that were previously impractical.”

PAVE360 via AWS is currently available to selected customers.

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