Autonomous Vehicle Development

A global leader in electronics for next-generation vehicles saw its research undergo rapid evolution as active safety systems proved to reduce accidents and make cars safer. Progress in this important program was threatened when data volumes dramatically increased colliding with the need for faster testing and more sophisticated analysis.

Stylized view from car on road.


  • Massive data growth created by higher sensor and camera resolutions and more devices per car
  • Data volume increasing from 1PB today to over 20PB in 10 years
  • Fast daily ingest from test vehicles—up to 20TB per car per day—for engineering access
  • High-performance support of engineering testing and analytics computing


  • Quantum XcellisTM Workflow Director powered by StorNext
  • StorNext QXSTM-5600 performance storage
  • StorNext AEL6000 archive storage

Customer benefits:

  • Simplified workflow with shared storage eliminating storage silos
  • High-speed ingest and faster performance to support high-performance computing (HPC) analytics and accelerate the development
  • Automated data protection without backup software
  • Easier collaboration with international teams using common data sets
  • Cloud-ready—public and private
  • Scalable performance and capacity to address future needs and control budget
  • Total cost: 1/10 the cost of the alternative solution