Infotainment and the Future of the Driving Experience
Beyond this, the electric vehicle industry has recently ventured into supporting high-end games – 3D games and existing games for PCs, consoles and mobile devices – as another form of in-vehicle infotainment. For now, this feature will provide drivers with a wider selection of things to do while charging their vehicles, with even more expected to be available at Level 5 (Full Driving Automation).
Given the huge potential of infotainment capabilities in these contexts, the demand for high-capacity, high-performance memory is expected to grow exponentially.
Samsung Electronics’ optimal solution for fulfilling such potential is its AM991 technology, which is designed to meet the needs of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving (AD) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) alike.
The award-winning AM991 provides a maximum memory capacity of 1TB. Furthermore, it supports industry-leading sequential read speeds of up to 2,300MB/s, and ensures fast and stable performance with sustainable sequential write speeds of up to 1,150MB/s, based on the PCIe 3.0 interface.
Furthermore, AM991 has obtained a Grade 2 certification from AEC-Q1003, and guarantees stable performance between a wide temperature range of -40°C to 105°C.
3 AEC-Q100 (Automotive Electronic Council): International reliability test and quality standards issued by the Automotive Electronic Council for regulating the reliability evaluation procedure for electronic parts, such as semiconductors, in automobiles.
Samsung’s Journey in Mobility Innovation
Samsung Electronics aims to lead future mobility innovations by utilizing its rich experience with memory products in both mobile and server markets, acquired over 30 years of successful operations, and will maintain its strong leadership in the global market. In addition to AutoSSD, Samsung Electronics has an established and growing memory portfolio designed to support future automotive applications such as automotive LPDDR 5X, UFS, GDDR6 and more. It will also maintain a keen focus on strengthening stability and security functions like mobility-related functional safety and cyber security.
“With the recent rapid growth in the electric vehicles field, both the performance and the capacity of storage required by infotainment systems and autonomous driving systems have been increasing too,” said Yongcheol Bae, Executive Vice President and Head of Memory Product Planning at Samsung Electronics. “We will take the lead in pioneering innovation in the automotive semiconductor market through Terabyte (TB)-class SSD solutions, based on Samsung Electronics’ extensive technological expertise in mobile and server storage.”
While unseen to the driver, Samsung Electronics’ AutoSSD will power future driving experiences for customers. It is equipped with the industry’s top speed, bandwidth and reliability, and is an ideal choice for fully realizing tomorrow’s autonomous driving technologies. All that said, the Auto SSD is only one of many innovations in Samsung’s mobility journey and there are many more to come.