On January 11-14, get inspired and informed at this year’s fully virtual massive tech event.

As one of the top technology trade shows around, CES® is back this year – digitally. Traditionally held in Las Vegas, it’s a good chance to experience informative talks from global thought leaders, see new innovative products, and engage with other tech enthusiasts from across the globe.

Data on wheels

CES® covers a diverse array of technology product categories, from 5G and robotics, all the way to automotive. Some of the automotive topics for this year include self-driving cars and vehicle technology. At Tuxera, the data storage needs of autonomous vehicles is a topic we’ve spoken about. For highly autonomous vehicles, data handling and storage is a big deal, with potentially up to 5 TB of data stored on a self-driving car per day. With CES just around the corner, now might be the perfect time to dive into what all this data means for automotive file systems and performance. So find out more by reading some of our selected whitepapers below.

The impacts of file system fragmentation on automotive storage performance

Groundbreaking studies have shown fragmentation to be a risk to modern automotive systems, potentially causing sluggish flash storage performance and even critical system failure within a car. This whitepaper examines in detail the ways that fragmentation affects the performance of an automotive system.

Download the whitepaper here.

Challenges of tomorrow’s data storage in automotive

Historically, automotive IVIs were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Download the whitepaper here.


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