The transformation toward software-defined vehicles will have a positive impact on the environment. Basemark is here to support OEMs & tier suppliers to speed up the development of a more sustainable automotive industry.
Supporting the development of sustainable vehicles
Water usage in chip manufacturing
Around 4,5 billion litres of water is required to produce all chips needed for all cars produced in a year.
*Around 100 million cars are produced annually
A substantial amount of emission releases outputted from vehicle manufacturing are accounted for by chip manufacturing.
Power & water consumption
- A car contains more than 100 chips
- It takes 45 litres of water to produce one chip
- It takes a lot of electricity to produce chips
Fossil fuel & chemical emissions
Consumption outcome of manufacturing one 32 MB DRAM chip:
- 1,6 kg of fossil fuels
- 72 g of chemical inputs
Chip fabs emit a lot of greenhouse gases, ingredients with high Global Warming Potential (GWP) that include fluorinated compounds such as:
- perfluorocarbons (e.g., CF4, C2F6, C3F8and c-C4F8)
- hydrofluorocarbons (CHF3, CH3F and CH2F2)
- nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) and
- sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)
”“Chip manufacturing, rather than energy consumption or hardware use, accounts for most of the carbon output from electronics devices”Udit Gupta et. al. (Harvard 2020)
The path towards sustainability
Basemark supports the development of sustainable vehicles by developing efficient and innovative automotive software solutions.
Basemark’s software solutions enable:
Reducing the number of chips in vehicles
Basemark helps to reduce at least two chips per car produced, that is 200 million chips per year and savings of: