Continental and Ethernovia Inc. announced a development partnership to create a high-bandwidth, low-latency switch in an automotive-qualified 7nm process to efficiently and securely move data within software-defined vehicles (SDVs). Initially, Continental and Ethernovia will work together to make the advanced switch fit for series use in High-Performance Computers (HPC) developed by Continental. Second, the partners will collaborate on the development of a highly integrated network chip for automotive use.

Continental and Ethernovia expect the new switching technology to deliver solutions for effectively accelerating data exchange within vehicles, as connectivity solutions, new driver assistance systems, highly automated and future autonomous driving functions all require the exchange and processing of more and more data in near real time.