Micron Technology will partner with BMW Group to develop automotive memory technologies for deployment in vehicles.

Both companies agreed to advance their existing efforts to test and develop solutions at Micron’s lab in Munich, Germany.

The collaboration will leverage BMW’s test automation framework and Micron’s memory and storage technological expertise to develop next-generation memory and storage solutions.

BMW also aims to improve the driving experience in future vehicles by using Micron’s capabilities in developing new automotive memory technologies.

The initiative is expected to utilise Micron’s DRAM, NAND and NOR technology portfolio, as well as LPDRAM, e.MMC, UFS and SSD storage solutions.

“Micron has a long-standing record working with automotive industry partners, and this joint initiative with the BMW Group is a testament to our expertise.”

Micron automotive division vice-president Giorgio Scuro said: “The incorporation of new features and capabilities in advanced in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and ADAS, such as voice recognition, hand gesturing and image recognition, are driving an explosive growth in both volatile and nonvolatile memory embedded in vehicles, accelerating intelligence at the edge.

“Micron has a long-standing record working with automotive industry partners, and this joint initiative with the BMW Group is a testament to our expertise in bringing innovative automotive memory technologies to market.” Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Memory and storage are essential components to advance the development of key systems in next-generation vehicles.

The development of automotive memory technologies is also intended to help improve advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) technology, used to design self-driving autonomous cars.