Wind River Brings New Solutions to Autonomous Vehicle Problems

By Ken Briodagh April 22, 2015

The end game of connected automotive development is widely accepted to be fully autonomous vehicles and on April 21, Wind River, a software developer for intelligent connected systems, took another step in that direction.

The company introduced its Automotive Profile for VxWorks, a software suite designed to help customers develop ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety applications for driverless cars. Those systems could include advanced driver assist systems and piloted and autonomous driving. These systems will also be more secure, Wind River said. The solution is on display for the first time at SAE World Congress from April 21 to 23.

In addition to accurate and reliable sensor arrays, keeping automotive systems secure and tamper-proof is paramount in autonomous vehicle development. Automotive Profile for VxWorks enriches the latest version of the company’s VxWorks real-time operating system to address the growing need for safe, secure, and certifiable software-driven autonomous driving applications. 

“The future of the automotive experience can only come to life by relying on advanced software platforms. 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,” said Michael Krutz, SVP, automotive solutions, Wind River. “Our new automotive offering is merely the tip of the iceberg to how we will continue to enable this transformation in the automotive industry.” 

In addition to Automotive Profile for VxWorks, the Wind River automotive software portfolio includes its infotainment platform, Diab Compiler, Workbench IDE, Simics simulation software, and Linux and VxWorks operating systems with add-on Safety, Security, and Virtualization Profiles.

Game over, man. 

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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