Foton Motor & Freescale Announce Automotive Joint Lab
Foton Motor and 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 R&D investment and development 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 (EV/HEV) technology and relevant electronic control technology. Future collaboration will focus on powertrain, chassis and safety technologies. The planned technology collaboration is expected to involve a wide range of Freescale microcontroller (MCU) platforms, including Freescale’s 32-bit Power Architecture™ MCUs, 16-bit S12X and 8-bit S08 devices, as well as analog power management ICs and sensors.