China-based Foton Motor and U.S.-based Freescale Semiconductor announced the establishment of the Automotive Joint Lab.
The lab is Foton Motor's first formal cooperation project in automotive electronics, providing evidence of the enhanced research and development investment Foton Motor is making in this area.
The Foton-Freescale Automotive Joint Lab is committed to co-developing silicon, software and system-level solutions for use in the next generation of Foton vehicles. The two companies have agreed to explore joint-development efforts in key application areas, including electric vehicle/hybrid electric vehicle technology and relevant electronic control technology. Future collaboration will focus on powertrain, chassis and safety technologies.
To support the Foton-Freescale Automotive Joint Lab, Freescale will supply silicon products, development tools, reference platforms and dedicated support resources. In the future, Foton-specific designs and products will be developed. Freescale will bring new leading technology and system-level solutions, incubating the joint lab's own development capability on electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, powertrain system and automobile safety.