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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…
Challenges Ahead for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems (Infographic)

Challenges Ahead for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems (Infographic)

By Franz Walkembach A revolution is taking place behind the scenes of car manufacturers’ closed doors. Software is taking center stage in the creation of a differentiated driving experience. It is a sea change from this traditionally hardware dominant world. According to a recent report from ABI Research, it’s expected that shipments of connected automotive infotainment systems will grow from 9…

Wind River Expertise Recognized with GENIVI Award

By Franz Walkembach The Automotive group at Wind River is quite an impressive team…Consider this: hundreds of engineers and decades of successfully completed projects have helped Wind River carefully foster the development in this industry. We not only created trusted connections with customers and partners, but we’ve also stayed ahead of key trends, riding a wave of open source innovation…

Wind River PFI achieves GENIVI 3.0 compliance

By Franz Walkembach It’s new, it’s here, and we have it! The GENIVI Alliance recently released its latest compliance specification GENIVI 3.0, and Wind River Platform for Infotainment was among the first to achieve it. Why should this matter? It’s all about trust, scalability and quality. GENIVI®, Autosar, Car Connectivity Consortium…these are all groups created in order to set up…

The GENIVI Universe

By Franz Walkembach The Star Wars saga was one of those rare movies series that managed to create a newstandard for an entire industry. It can leave you fascinated for the whole following week after you’ve seen it. You don’t even need an expensive video system to enjoy its rich and powerful action. While the automotive industry constantly hopes to wow…

Diab Compiler Adding Support for new Infineon TriCore AURIX Microcontrollers

By Graham Morphew Infineon Technologies recently announced their next generation family of 32-bit TriCore™ microcontrollers for automotive applications.  The new architecture is called AURIX™ (AUtomotive Realtime Integrated neXt generation architecture) and it supports multi-core architectures of up to three independent TriCore CPUs.  The feature set of this new AURIX family is a perfect match for powertrain applications, electric vehicles as well as steering, braking,…

Wind River and Android – 5 great years, with many more to come

By Dan Noal It was 5 years ago this week that I got an email from our CEO who had just met with Andy Rubin and Rich Miner at the Googleplex. Google had invited us to talk privately and confidentially about what would become Android.  Other companies were already on board, and they asked us to join the small group of…

Wind River Showcases Yocto and GENIVI in IVI

By Franz Walkembach We're looking forward to an upcoming global GENIVI all hands meeting that brings together major OEMs like BMW, Peugeot, Citroen, Nissan or Renault as well as automotive Tier 1 companies like Continental Automotive, Denso, Delphi and Bosch. Later this month, these organizations will gather for several days near Paris to discuss the current state of affairs and latest developments…

Android Security – making sense of all the choices

By Chris Buerger Last week’s public release of the Security Enhanced (SE) Android project and associated source code is hailed by many as an important foundational step to add a new set of options to create secure Android devices. While the recent release of the code base by the National Security Agency (NSA) is familiar territory for Android experts such as Wind…

A Gathering of Automotive Minds from GENIVI

By Franz Walkembach Recently, Wind River hosted an industry meeting with the GENIVI System Infrastructure and the Automotive Expert group. These groups include a diverse range of executives representing the major automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs such as e.g. BMW, Volvo, Magneti Marelli, Harman, Continental, Collabora andor XSE. It was a great opportunity to round up automotive leaders to…