Wind River Launches Automotive Profile for VxWorks


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Wind River recently launched Automotive Profile for VxWorks, an AUTOSAR-compliant software designed to help customers develop ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications from advanced driver assist systems to piloted and autonomous driving.

This new real-time operating system is designed to address new demands stemming from the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected car, according to a news release.

Features include safety partitioning capabilities; security capabilities for connected cars, such as secure boot to help mitigate the risk of tampering or execution of unauthorized code and access and malicious attacks; streamlined AUTOSAR integration to support standardized connectivity and functional interfaces; and support for consolidation of a large number of software-driven functions on a smaller number of powerful electronic control units, which is said to lower costs, space, weight and power consumption.

“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, according to the release. “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.”

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