Jaguar Land Rover and engineering consultancy Altran have launched a software platform for intelligent vehicles.
The collaborative launch of CoherenSE is intended to revolutionise traditional electrical and electronic automotive architecture.
It aims to integrate systems to reduce the number of on-board computers while introducing features such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving.
In time the technology will be extended by Altran into areas such as the medical, rail, industrial automation and aerospace sectors.
Keith Williams, group chief technology officer at Altran, said: “Thanks to the open nature of this disruptive product, we are confident that our industries will benefit from the creation of an ecosystem of partners specialised in developing CoherenSE-compatible applications and software.
“It is really exciting for us to be developing a product that will have a significant impact across industry sectors.”
Global firm Altran, which employs more than 27,000 people and generated revenues of close to €2 billion in 2015, said CoherenSE will also reduce production timescales and vehicle weight.
A BusinessCloud roundtable heard that the Internet of Things – connected devices – could eradicate problems such as parking and potholes.