SanDisk Corp. has introduced a number of automotive grade NAND flash storage products for in-vehicle applications for next generation connected cars.
SanDisk said with its heightened response times and large capacity storage products, vehicle OEMs have the potential to push the boundaries of applications in future automobiles including 3D mapping and advanced augmented reality navigation systems, entertainment systems, intuitive driver assist technology, data event recorders and more.
With more consumers demanding more technologically sophisticated vehicles including those applications found in smartphones, automotive OEMs will need to up the storage capacity in order to accomplish what consumer desire. Flash is “expected to transform the car into one of the most connected devices we own,” said Drew Henry, senior VP and GM of SanDisk’s Mobile and Connected Solutions, in a statement.
He added that SanDisk’s storage products provide “the responsiveness needed to support new and emerging connected applications” while offering the reliability and performance “that’s absolutely critical for the automotive market.”
The storage products from SanDisk include an automotive grade SD card and iNAND embedded flash drive, with capacities up to 64GB. The company said these products allow for better experiences for data-intensive automotive infotainment and connected car applications such as maps loading faster, touchscreens responding quicker and the potential to help drivers on uneven or rough roadways.
The SanDisk automotive storage devices are available for sampling.
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