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Wind River Adds Embedded Software for Automotive Applications

22 April 2015

Embedded software vendor Wind River Systems Inc. released software to help customers develop automotive safety applications such as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) for both conventional and autonomous driving.

Wind River, an Alameda, Calif.-based subsidiary of chip giant Intel Corp., says the Automotive Profile for its VxWorks real-time operating system enables customers to develop products compliant with the ISO 26262 standard from the International Organization for Standardization and the Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) standard.

The software can also help developers to consolidate multiple vehicle controls with different levels of safety onto a single hardware platform through partitioning, Wind River says. This can save cost and space, and may help mitigate risk of attack.The software helps to consolidate multiple vehicle controls with different levels of safety onto a single hardware platform through partitioning. Source: WindriverThe software helps to consolidate multiple vehicle controls with different levels of safety onto a single hardware platform through partitioning. Source: Windriver

“The future of the automotive experience can only come to life by relying on advanced software platforms,” said Michael Krutz, senior vice president of automotive solutions at Wind River, in a statement. “Vehicle functions are converging within the car to form a seamless interconnected experience that ties the driver to the world around them. In this complex scenario, the role of software systems is more important than ever.”

Key features of the Automotive Profile for VxWorks include:

  • Security capabilities for the connected car.
  • Streamlined AUTOSAR integration to support standardized connectivity and functional interfaces.
  • Support for consolidation of a number of software-driven functions on a smaller number of more powerful electronic control units.

Questions or comments on this story? Contact dylan.mcgrath@ihs.com

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