Way paved for integrated cockpit and connected car devices
Renesas Electronics Corporation has released their "R-Car virtualisation support package" that allows easier development of hypervisors for the R-Car automotive SoC. The virtualisation support package includes, free of charge, both the R-Car hypervisor development guide document and sample software for reference in development for vendors who produce the embedded hypervisors that are needed for integrated cockpits and connected car applications. A hypervisor is a virtualisation OS that enables multiple guest OSs, such as Linux, Android, and various real-time OSs (RTOS), to run fully independently on a single chip.
"Green Hills Software has a proven track record of providing software virtualisation solutions for OEMs already in mass production for various automobile model years,” said Matthew Slager, vice president of Asia-Pacific Operations at Green Hills Software. “The INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System with Multivisor secure virtualization built on Renesas’ R-Car SoC through cooperative efforts with Renesas is already highly regarded by OEMs and Tier1s, and we hope to continue working with Renesas to create a flexible platform that supports Linux and Android that can meet even the most stringent OEM requirements for future advanced automobiles.”
“COQOS Hypervisor SDK is based on OpenSynergy's highly efficient Type-1 hypervisor that takes full advantage of the hardware virtualisation functions provided by the Renesas’ R-Car SoC and extends this with key features, such as shared display,” said Stefaan Sonck Thiebaut, CEO of OpenSynergy GmbH. “COQOS Hypervisor SDK comes out of the box with complete use cases, including a cockpit controller use case supporting ASIL-B safety requirements. This solution is going into mass production by 2019.”