VaST Systems Technology have announced a partnership with KPIT Cummins Infosystems to deliver electronic virtualisation tools and specialised services to global automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and ODMs. The combination of tools, software IP and services accelerates cost reduction and quality improvement.
Increasingly automobiles are differentiated through software content and electronics, which requires improved methods for designing software rich systems. The partnership between VaST Systems Technology and KPIT Cummins Infosystems focuses on methodology adoption services that speed up the deployment of advanced virtual prototyping tools and methodologies such as networked ECU Virtual-Hardware-In-the-Loop simulations. Electronic virtualisation is effective in reducing engineering costs, while simultaneously enabling improved end-system software quality.
KPIT Cummins Infosystems and VaST Systems Technology have individually proven their ability to deliver quality solutions for software rich automotive systems. By collaborating, they offer a total solution composed of VaST’s de facto standard automotive virtualisation tools supported by all major semiconductor suppliers, and KPIT’s automotive software services, in-vehicle network software, software platforms and system engineering services proven with over 50+ automotive OEMs, Tier 1s and semiconductor suppliers globally.
Kishor Patil, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of KPIT Cummins, stated that with increasing complexity, the hardware and software development cycles are also getting stretched. By collaborating with VaST Systems Technology, KPIT Cummins will provide simulation models for peripheral functions and microcontrollers that enable development of software on virtual platforms. This will provide added value to customers by reducing their software development cycle time and ensuring quality software.
According to Alain Labat, Chief Executive Officer at VaST Systems Technology, design methodologies are undergoing rapid change at leading OEMs and Tier 1s. Consistently, VaST Systems Technology have seen the need for specialised and highly skilled services and software IP to help accelerate adoption of virtualisation methodologies. KPIT Cummins have both skills and customer traction.