Renault Group and Valeo have announced a new partnership to develop the E/E architecture of the Group’s next-generation vehicles. This Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) architecture will enable vehicles to remain always up to date throughout their life cycle, and be capable of integrating new functionalities without hardware modifications.

Within the partnership, Valeo will supply key electrical and electronic components for the SDV, including its High-Performance Computer (HPC). Valeo’s engineers will work close to the Renault Group’s French sites in Guyancourt, Toulouse and Sophia-Antipolis, and alongside teams at the Renault Software Factory entity on software development. Valeo will also provide on-board application software, such as parking assistance.

This partnership will help to reduce development times and costs for the electrical and electronic architectures, while ultimately focusing on achieving high performance, compatibility, and safety.

In addition to its existing agreements with Google for the vehicle’s OS, Cloud and Digital Twin capabilities; and with Qualcomm for the Digital Chassis and the System-on-Chip, the Renault Group’s collaboration with Valeo will enable it to strengthen its control of the SDV value chain.