Automotive

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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…
Wind River Platform for Infotainment Achieves GENIVI 7 Compliance

Wind River Platform for Infotainment Achieves GENIVI 7 Compliance

By Franz Walkembach Wind River, one of the founding members of GENIVI Alliance and a Leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has enhanced its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) offering to support the latest available GENIVI Compliance specification. As IVI systems become more complex in order to keep up with evolving consumer demands, GENIVI compliance is increasingly becoming a critical…
Wind River joins Car Connectivity Consortium

Wind River joins Car Connectivity Consortium

By Franz Walkembach I’m pleased to share that Wind River is now a member of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving innovation for phone-centric car connectivity solutions. The CCC is dedicated to global cross-industry collaboration in developing the MirrorLink standard for smartphone in-vehicle connectivity. Wind River prides itself on offering a variety of solutions used in the connected…

Get There Faster: IoT and ECU Consolidation Drive Auto Innovation

Cars today have more computing capabilities than ever before, using dozens of interconnected electronic control units (ECUs) for enhanced vehicle management, premium entertainment, and remote telematics. ECUs provide outstanding results for consumers, but can negatively impact both space and energy efficiency. In the blog post below, Georg Doll, Vice President, Automotive Solutions, Wind River, explains how virtualization technology is the key to reducing…
The Future of Automotive

The Future of Automotive

By Jeff Gowan Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a networking cocktail party sponsored by Chrysler, Harvest Management Partners, NVIDIA, and Wind River. The event was a gathering of ~70 executives from some of the key Silicon Valley companies in the automotive technology space. The topic of conversation was, “The Future of Automotive.” I have to say it was…