Advancing Real-Time SDV Solutions: Wind River Announces its Collab with Elektrobit


Good afternoon, readers.

Let’s power through the middle of this fine Hump Day by recapping some of our previous IoT-centric Wind River coverage, and then we’ll explore even more recently shared updates from the company:

Wind River, simply put, is a global deliverer of software for mission-critical intelligent systems. In March, we covered them both here on IoT Evolution and over on one of our many sister sites, Internet Telephony:

  • Wind River and Hyundai Mobis expanded upon their existing partnership to further Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) advancements for next-gen mobility solutions
  • The Wind River Studio received major enhancements, including 50% faster Cloud Platform upgrade time (as well as 65% faster Kubernetes upgrade time),plus increased automation and intent-driven capabilities, and additional energy-efficient validation, audit and oversight capabilities

Also earlier this spring, Wind River announced its collab with the NVIDIA Jetson platform – this involved showcasing new levels of machine intelligence with AI-driven edge applications – and the company’s Wind River Linux was proudly selected and used by Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a renowned manufacturer of servo motors, AC drives, and industrial robots. This reportedly served the development of Yaskawa’s MOTOMAN NEXT, which is “capable of autonomous adaptivity to its environments” and “is capable of making NVIDIA Jetson Orin-powered judgements with advanced AI capabilities.”

Moreover, within the last month Wind River even dropped the latest release of its Wind River Studio Developer for edge-to-cloud DevSecOps. With this release, software teams get more support for more easily adopting cloud-native development tools when approaching software lifecycle challenges. The modular architecture of its Studio Developer equips software teams with Wind River Studio Pipelines, Virtual Lab, Test Automation, Over-the-Air Updates, and Digital Feedback Loop capabilities.

Clearly, Wind River is keeping busy, making great moves to simplify future-forward tech developments across many industry use cases.

That’s why – just this past week – we’ve learned of more Wind River news to add to our list:

Wind River has officially announced its collaboration with Elektrobit to demonstrate a leap in software solutions for autonomous (and electric) SDVs.

A bit about Elektrobit: This global vendor of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry has built up more than 35 years of experience, powering what it describes as “over five billion devices in more than 600 million vehicles while offering flexible, innovative solutions for car infrastructure software, connectivity and security, automated driving and related tools, and user experience.” Spanning three continents and eleven countries, Elektrobit has already established strong relationships with carmakers like BMW, Ford, GM, Volkswagen Group, Volvo and others.

And now, Wind River is on that list.

Here’s a snippet from the official press release:

Through this collaboration, Wind River is providing its VxWorks as a real-time operating system and Elektrobit is offering its second-generation EB corbos AdaptiveCore software and EB corbos Studio tools, and it has also created the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform for autonomous driving domain controllers. Combined with the ISO 26262 ASIL-D certified VxWorks operating environment, Elektrobit’s implementation of the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform creates a complete, pre-integrated foundation for developing enhanced automotive safety levels for ADAS Electronic Control Units, or ECUs.”

Woody Zou, Wind River General Manager for China, conveyed his excitement about this endeavor.

“We are so delighted to grow our efforts alongside Elektrobit as we advance autonomous driving technologies,” Zou stated. “Elektrobit’s proven software solutions, combined with the industry leading VxWorks, can help drive innovation in the automotive market while delivering on functional safety, security, and reliability.”

Demetrio Aiello, Head of Product Engineering at Elektrobit, added to this discourse. Aiello described how “The combination of Elektrobit's AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and the trusted VxWorks real-time operating system helps create safe, secure, flexible, and high-performance ECUs to support automakers accelerate the development of their autonomous domain controllers and promote the mass production of new electric vehicles. We look forward to delivering more successful projects together in the future.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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