Automotive

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Compiling with Wind River Diab

Compiling with Wind River Diab

By Kumar Senthil and Liviu Caraman from the Connected Vehicle team at Wind River Choosing a compiler for automotive applications can be a difficult task, and choosing the wrong one can lead to pain and frustration. It could also lead to your product not working or not being able to meet appropriate safety certifications. Sounds dire? It doesn’t have to be…
VxWorks Secure Boot

VxWorks Secure Boot

By Ka Kay Achacoso The massive internet outage last year in the United States blocked millions of users from access to the most popular sites on the internet. Suddenly, we learned that common consumer devices like cameras, printers, and DVRs participated in attacking the DNS infrastructure with denial of service attacks.  This internet outage was repeated later in Europe and…
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…
Driver Education is Important, but the Ultimate Safety Revolution Will be When Technology Begins to Save Us from Ourselves

Driver Education is Important, but the Ultimate Safety Revolution Will be When Technology Begins to Save Us from Ourselves

By Marques McCammon, General Manager, Connected Vehicle Solutions at Wind River and Alex Epstein, Senior Director of Digital Strategy at the National Safety Council We’re all addicted. Our brains seem wired to instantly respond to a call, text or email while steering a two-ton car in busy traffic. Sometimes we feel we even need to share our thoughts on social…
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…