Automotive

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Cybersecurity:  The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso A few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information and resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach  after the forensic investigation concluded.  The resulting outcry from potentially affected businesses…
Time-Sensitive Networking:  Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

Time-Sensitive Networking: Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

By Ka Kay Achacoso Today’s industrial manufacturing cell can include several robot arms, some cameras, position sensors, and some controllers connected together in a network.  The cameras and sensors send data to the controllers.  The controllers send commands to the robot arms.  What happens when a command from the controller arrives at the robot arm a tenth of a second…
Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks Micro Runtime (MRT) is a Java engine that runs Java byte code on VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).   For applications that run on multiple platforms, the same application code that runs on VxWorks can also run on Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows. VxWorks Micro Runtime is developed by Intel’s Software and Services Group (SSG)…
Toshiba Selects Wind River Simics to Accelerate  Automotive SoC Development

Toshiba Selects Wind River Simics to Accelerate Automotive SoC Development

By Ross Dickson As the car becomes increasingly connected and autonomous, the importance of software will play a bigger role than ever. In the software-defined automobile of the near future, richer and more sophisticated capabilities also brings greater risks as the sheer volume of software content needed within vehicle systems will skyrocket, challenging design teams as they try to pinpoint…
How Connected Vehicle Technology Will Make Driving Safer Around the World

How Connected Vehicle Technology Will Make Driving Safer Around the World

By Marques McCammon Technological advances have already made driving safer with features like forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Looking ahead, perhaps by the end of the decade, new connected vehicle technology may allow millions of cars, trucks, buses and trains to talk wirelessly to each other, the roadway, traffic lights and nearby buildings, to address hazards drivers can’t…
Creating the Next Generation Automotive Cockpit

Creating the Next Generation Automotive Cockpit

By Dan Noal The automotive landscape is undergoing a software revolution. Consumers are coming to expect a connected lifestyle in every aspect of their lives including inside their car. The importance of software is growing as it is becoming the key to creating unique driving experiences. Wind River Helix Cockpit is a Linux based offering targeting in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics,…
Automotive networks can benefit from security layers

Automotive networks can benefit from security layers

By Tim Radzykewycz Last year, at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek reported their security research on a Jeep Cherokee.  They were able to remotely break into the system and take control of steering, brakes, and other safety critical systems on the vehicle, as well as systems not normally considered safety critical such as…
From Mars to Earth, Wind River Is Applying Three Decades of Experience to Thwart Vehicle Hacking

From Mars to Earth, Wind River Is Applying Three Decades of Experience to Thwart Vehicle Hacking

By Marques McCammon Imagine you’re driving a two-ton SUV that’s traveling 70 miles-per-hour on the highway when suddenly, beyond your control, the air-conditioner fan starts blasting, the radio blares, windshield wipers whoosh back-and-forth and then the engine shuts down just as you approach a steep incline. That’s what happened last summer to Wired's Andy Greenberg when cyber security researchers remotely commandeered…
Wind River Helix Chassis, IoT, and the Connected Car

Wind River Helix Chassis, IoT, and the Connected Car

By Marques McCammon The automotive industry was born ­– and thrived – in the industrial age. Now automakers are poised to become leaders in the digital age as they build increasingly intelligent, connected vehicles for running advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), dynamic cockpit information systems, and, ultimately, autonomous vehicles capabilities. To help auto manufacturers make the most of their opportunities…
2nd International Workshop on MILS

2nd International Workshop on MILS

By Paul Parkinson Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd International Workshop on MILS: Architecture and Assurance for Secure Systems in Prague, which was organised by the EURO-MILS consortium​, and was co-hosted with the HiPEAC 2016 conference​​ on computing architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose architecture. I was very interested to…