High availability embedded software enables dependable automated driving

25-01-2024 | Vector | Automotive & Transport

Vector now provides embedded software for ECUs that satisfies the highest safety requirements according to ISO 26262 and reaches far beyond the usual market standards. The software provides reliable operation and is particularly suited to autonomous driving and x-by-wire systems. The new software is available for the company's MICROSAR Classic embedded software product.

The company's new high-availability embedded software allows the development of safety-related systems that can detect faults and ensure a defined service is executed reliably. Such software is the foundation for removing the driver as an omnipresent fallback.

"Our basic software meets the most demanding requirements of fully self-driving vehicles, x-by-wire applications, and other mission-critical applications outside the automotive industry. We offer our customers an already available solution for the reliable operation of increasingly complex systems, particularly in the Software-Defined Vehicle," said Dr Matthias Traub, director Embedded Software and Systems at Vector.

In contrast to existing solutions that can only detect faults, MICROSAR High Availability together with state-of-the-art software development processes and a unique safety architecture, are the basis for application software that is reliable in performing its defined tasks. Compared to the former solution, it ensures a deterministic Worst Case Execution Time (WCET) essential for demanding autonomous driving applications.

MICROSAR High Availability is a key aspect of the company's comprehensive SDV portfolio. Besides the safety-certified embedded software products, system designers can get coaching and consulting expertise to make their safety architecture a reality. Together with its leading basic software portfolio, the solution offers a complete answer for all types of needs, from sensor/actuator ECUs to runtime software for HPCs that form the brains of autonomous vehicles.


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