Next-generation software framework for connected and autonomous cars

10-01-2019 | Wind River technology | Automotive Technologies

Wind River has announced improvements to their Wind River Chassis portfolio of safe and secure automotive software. The newest updates to the portfolio comprise the integration with Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualisation software that delivers high reliability and ultra-low latency to support the rigorous demands of the world’s most demanding computing and communications networks.

Autonomous driving, as with other emerging computing applications, will lead in the demand to process high volumes of data at faster speeds while escaping the risk of downtime. Autonomous cars must continually sense and communicate with the world around them and make complicated calculations in an instant, and, therefore, a vehicle’s computing requirements will become highly intensive.

“The industry is moving beyond early pilot programs to actual commercial deployments. That means technology must extend past ‘what can be done’ to arrive at ‘what should be done’ to reach scale. Technology should do more than match functional requirements; it needs to support the business of automotive,” said Marques McCammon, vice president of Automotive at Wind River. “By marrying our Chassis software framework with Titanium Cloud, we’re contemplating compute—from the car to the cloud—as one system.”

McCammon continues: “For autonomous driving to reach mass production, it will require ultra-low latency and dynamic compute architectures for the cloud as well as in the car. Edge cloud computing will demand flexible infrastructures, and the deployment of dynamic applications, along with intensive compute wherever and whenever needed. The combination of our automotive and carrier-grade virtualisation technologies can provide a flexible and secure cloud-based infrastructure that can be deployed anywhere in the network.”

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