Infineon to develop ECU’s for future BMW M cars
Infineon Technologies AG will help BMW develop Engine management systems for future BMW M cars. The Engine management system receives feedback from various sensors located in the engine and meters fuel accordingly.
“We are proud of our cooperation with BMW M GmbH. Our TriCore microcontrollers deliver real-time performance as yet unmatched by any other microcontroller today,” said Jochen Hanebeck, senior vice president and head of the Microcontrollers unit at Infineon’s Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket business group.
The Munich based company offers semiconductor and system solutions for automotive, industrial and multimarket sectors. Infineon’s main task would be to integrate its microcontroller chips into the BMW’s ECU . Its will also provide the required technical support.
Both the companies remained tight lipped on the financial details of the deal. As emission norms are becoming stricter, engines will have to be designed and built to satisfy the regulations. And this has to be done without compromising on the other factors like fuel efficiency, power, torque etc. Incorporation of advanced electronics has helped in this area and holds greater responsibilities in the future.