Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. of America has launched a virtual replica of its Digital eCockpit Solution, called Virtual SkipGen (vSkipGen), on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. This new offering allows automotive developers and vehicle system validation teams to work in parallel, shifting the development life cycle left and reducing time to market, said a PRNewswire release dated Nov. 28.
VSkipGen leverages industry-standard VirtIO-based device virtualization technology, providing multiple guest operating systems, including fully optimized support for Android Automotive and Automotive Grade Linux. The virtual platform also offers cloud-native capabilities, utilizing cloud servers' computing power for hardware acceleration and delivering premium experiences.
According to Masashige Mizuyama, global chief technology officer of Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. Ltd., the vSkipGen on AWS is designed for those seeking the most advanced software-defined vehicle features available today. Andrew Poliak, chief technology officer of Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. of America, added that the partnership with AWS enables development teams to work in parallel, conduct more predictive integration and testing earlier in the process, and support third-party and app development.
Panasonic has invested in advancing the software-defined vehicle to support market growth and its environmental goals, eliminating the need for a development or prototype hardware platform, and saving resources and components.