Building secure and safe platform for automated driving applications

14-11-2019 | Wind River technology | Automotive Technologies

Wind River has announced a collaboration with Xilinx on the development of a complete automated driving platform that combines Xilinx’s Versal ACAP and Wind River automotive software. The collaboration will offer carmakers with a flexible, high-performance compute platform for providing safe and secure connected and automated driving vehicles.


Using IP from both companies, the platform will offer a foundation that quickly allows and scales critical functions for automated driving applications. The new platform will provide the foundation to facilitate a software architecture approach required for autonomous driving applications and make integration almost plug and play. The platform also gives customers a path to certification up to the most important levels of international safety standards, such as ISO 26262 ASIL-D.


“The autonomous vehicle market must take into consideration a variety of challenges, such as maintaining the highest levels of safety and matching the business needs of automakers,” said Willard Tu, senior director of Automotive at Xilinx. “By teaming up with Wind River, we are creating new approaches and offerings that address a myriad of obstacles to help automakers accelerate their path to production using Xilinx adaptive technology.”


“For autonomy to reach mass scale, the industry must begin to rationalise its investments. Spending millions to build inflexible discrete solutions must give way to platforms that leverage industry standards and can scale over multiple product generations,” said Matt Jones, general manager of Automotive at Wind River. “By joining forces with Xilinx, we can help carmakers not only address complex demands around the need for increased compute, AI, safety, and security but do it in a way that works for their business.”

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