Continental joins forces with Pioneer for infotainment developments

May 26, 2020 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Continental joins forces with Pioneer for infotainment developments
Automotive electronics supplier Continental and the Japanese consumer electronics giant Pioneer Corporation have signed a strategic cooperation agreement, aiming at joint developments in the infotainment sector. With a jointly developed integrated infotainment solution, the partners plan to create a holistic user experience.

As part of the collaboration, Continental will integrate Pioneer's comprehensive infotainment subdomain into its high-performance computer platform for vehicle cockpits. The automotive supplier hopes that this will bring long-term benefits for its customers: The integration of such extensive software packages into a complex overall solution such as Continental's Cockpit High Performance Computer (HPC) is intended to offer vehicle manufacturers greater flexibility in the development of cockpit systems. Such flexible solutions are essential for future developments in order to meet the trend towards a centralized vehicle architecture as well as the increasing software complexity and the rapidly growing range of cockpit functions, Continental said in a release.

In the future, this will increasingly require the strategic cooperation of multiple specialized partners. By integrating the entire infotainment domain into a holistic system, Continental and Pioneer are demonstrating what such collaboration models can look like in the area of centralized cockpit systems. Pioneer is one of the specialists in the field of car entertainment and makes this expertise available for the collaboration. In addition to Cockpit HPC, Continental is contributing its significant integration know-how to the partnership. The cooperation also reflects the growing importance of an individual and customizable digital user experience for vehicle users.

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