NXP Semiconductors and Ford will collaborate to deliver enhanced driver experiences, added convenience, and new services across its global fleet of vehicles. Ford’s new vehicle architecture implements NXP’s vehicle networking processors, and i.MX 8 Series processors, to upgrade vehicles over their lifetime.

The supplier’s processors provide secure in-vehicle networking and enable the gateway to quickly deploy OTA software updates and new services. Simultaneously, they also process and send deep vehicle data to the cloud to drive continual product improvements and support data-driven services, including vehicle health management.

Another area that benefits from the integration of NXP’s processors is Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment system. The system will leverage the chip to deliver advanced multimedia experiences through vivid graphics, cloud services, enhanced voice recognition, and location-based applications.