The Software-Defined Vehicle: Wind River and Samsung to Accelerate IVI and ADAS Developments

By Alex Passett June 27, 2023

A more software-defined, AI-first, fully smart-compatible world is transforming market segments left and right. Changes have permeated aerospace and industrial sectors, as well for as defense, medical, telecom and automotive purposes.

In this vein, we have Wind River, an accelerator of digital transformation that delivers software and IoT expertise to enable the development, deployment, operations and necessary servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems from the edge to the cloud. Already found in billions of products and backed by what the company describes as “world-class services and support, and a broad partner ecosystem,” Wind River holds strong on its commitment to building a more connected world.

And so, to continue driving forward this age of software-defined change (specifically for vehicles), Wind River has partnered Samsung Electronics’ Systems LSI business, known for its advanced semiconductor technology. Together, Wind River and Samsung aim to, per a new statement, “revolutionize in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), cabin monitoring, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).”

Given how the automotive industry is embracing software-defined vehicles (i.e. where features and functionalities are brought to life primarily through software that can be updated quickly and easily), developers need the best-possible tools and workflows to create, test and update software. That’s precisely what this Wind River-Samsung team-up is meant to pave the way for.

“Our collaboration with Samsung enables OEMs and Tier 1s to leverage our four decades of experience in developing safety-critical applications that are essential for the software-defined vehicles of the future,” said Avijit Sinha, Wind River’s Chief Product Officer.

This collab will provide Wind River's technology (e.g. its Helix Virtualization Platform, a safety certifiable multi-core, multi-OS platform) on Samsung’s own Exynos Auto V920 chipset, a fully integrated software and hardware solution for automotive devs. So, in tandem, end users will gain a diverse set of runtime environments, including the Wind River Systems VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), Linux and Android.

 “Our latest 5nm automotive processor, Exynos Auto V920, offers reliably powerful and intelligent performance for a new level of in-vehicle experience with safer driving,” said Hyeokman Kwon, Vice President of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Our close collaboration with Wind River allows us to enhance industry-leading IVI development work and further expand into multiple safety-critical domains with Wind River’s top runtime environments, including VxWorks and Helix Platform.”

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Edited by Greg Tavarez
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