Automotive

Simplifying the Connected Car

Wind River® is working with leading automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to reduce the complexities and costs of developing the software-enabled automobile.

Future of the Automobile

Wind River presents the trailer for DRIVE TOMORROW, a documentary series about the future of the automobile. This four-part series includes exclusive interviews with experts from Autoweek, Ford Motor Company, Sundberg-Ferar, Ricardo, Roland Berger, Michigan Department of Transportation, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, and Wind River.

Introducing Wind River Helix Chassis

Wind River Helix™ Chassis brings together software, technologies, tools, and services to create an end-to-end connectivity solution—one that facilitates communication among everything from sensors to devices, gateways, networks, and clouds—so automakers and OEMs can build a truly connected car that takes full advantage of emerging market opportunities.

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In partnership with our automotive customers, we are pioneering new approaches to integrating and consolidating embedded systems for streamlining the design, development, and production of next-generation automotive controls and applications.

Our comprehensive portfolio of software, tools, and expertise is helping automakers and their suppliers build safe, secure, and certifiable software-enabled automobiles while lowering costs and speeding the evolution of new capabilities, including:

  • The connected cockpit
  • Telematics
  • In-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Autonomous driving
  • Android device enablement

AUTOMATIVE INNOVATORS: IT'S TIME TO OWN THE SOFTWARE

Explore the pressing need for automakers to adopt more complete and detailed software ownership strategies and capabilities for delivering on consumer demands.

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AUTONOMOUS DRIVING: AN EYE ON THE ROAD AHEAD

Explore the current state of autonomous driving and the key technological challenges car manufacturers must address to lead this next wave of innovation.

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AUTONOMOUS CARS FROM A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: REALITY

Read about what it will take to move autonomous cars from the lab to the production line.

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Did You Know?

Wind River partners with more than 70 automotive makers and their suppliers across six continents.

OUR CAPABILITIES

Wind River partners with automakers and their top suppliers to address the industry's toughest challenges. We help our customers innovate, lower costs, ensure reliability, and shorten development times for next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE PIONEER

30+ years of leadership in secure software development and integration

  • Decades of experience creating safety- and security-certified operating environments for the aerospace and defense industries
  • The industry's most comprehensive software development portfolio for safety-and security-critical applications.

PROVEN AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER

The automobile industry's embedded software experts

  • 100+ automotive projects annually
  • 70+ automotive clients across six continents
  • 300+ dedicated automotive engineers worldwide

OPEN SOURCE LEADER

Pioneering open standards, interoperable technologies, and dependable, long-term support for open source embedded systems

  • #1 integrator of Android software for vehicles
  • Founding member of GENIVI Alliance
  • Founding member of the Linux Foundation's Yocto Project

EXTENSIVE PARTNER ECOSYSTEM

Our broad network of partners offers a wide array of complementary technologies and tools. Our partners give auto manufacturers and leading suppliers the freedom to quickly innovate and reduce risk.

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OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Wind River is at the forefront of intelligent vehicle development. We are applying our expertise and insights to a wide range of pioneering efforts, including:

  • ADAS
  • Autonomous driving
  • Safety
  • Cybersecurity
  • Connectivity
  • IVI
  • Telematics
  • ECU consolidation

OUR TECHNOLOGIES

Wind River has been the global leader in embedded software for three decades. We offer both our own industry-best technologies and a rich partner ecosystem to help the automobile industry pioneer new ways of creating smart, connected vehicles.

Wind River Helix Drive

Wind River Helix Drive offers auto manufacturers and their suppliers an AUTOSAR-compliant, ISO 26262–certifiable software platform for pioneering ADAS and autonomous vehicle innovations.

  • Enhances our environment with key safety, security, and integration features
  • Safely consolidates applications onto a single hardware platform
  • Prevents risks from malicious code through secure boot and other layered security features

Wind River Helix Cockpit

Wind River Helix Cockpit is a Linux-based, GENIVI 9.0-compatible environment for IVI , telematics, and digital cluster.

  • Reduces overall development costs, minimizes project risks, and shortens project timelines
  • Leverages leading-edge open source innovations
  • Provides a comprehensive build system and development tools

Wind River Helix CarSync

Wind River Helix CarSync enables auto manufacturers to remotely deploy secure and cost-efficient updates to connected vehicles, eliminating vehicle software recalls and associated warranty costs while improving customer satisfaction.

  • Enables multimillion dollar reductions in software-related vehicle recall repair and warranty costs
  • Proactively delivers vehicle performance and feature enhancements, improving the overall driving experience
  • Maintains the integrity of vehicle embedded systems for the lifetime of the vehicle, both pre- and post-production

VxWorks

The industry's most widely deployed real-time operating system offers the uncompromising performance, reliability, and low latency required for automotive safety-critical applications.

  • Future-proof, modular, upgradeable architecture
  • Software components that can be upgraded, added, or removed in a targeted fashion
  • More predictable and robust software integration

Wind River Workbench

Wind River Workbench delivers best-in-class development, debugging, and system analysis tools for the entire automotive software development lifecycle.

Wind River Diab Compiler

Wind River Diab Compiler’s unique optimization technology generates extremely fast, high-quality object code in the smallest possible footprint. It has been used in numerous projects for automotive functional safety and in AUTOSAR.

Virtualization Profile for VxWorks

Virtualization Profile for VxWorks is a Type 1 embedded hypervisor built from the ground up for low latency, dependability, and multi-core performance—all in the smallest possible footprint.

Wind River Linux

With the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure as its core foundation, our industry-leading Linux embedded operating system ensures automobile device and systems makers have commercially supported access to the newest advancements from the open source community.

Wind River Simics

Wind River Simics® enables full system simulation with both software and hardware. Simics radically improves every phase of the automotive software development lifecycle, helping reduce risks, speed production, and improve quality.

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OUR SERVICES

Wind River automotive software integration and lifecycle management services have helped automakers and their suppliers pioneer vehicle intelligence and connectivity to boost driver safety and data security while dramatically expanding the in-vehicle digital experience.

SOFTWARE INTEGRATION

A CMMI Level 3-certified organization, Wind River Professional Services has extensive expertise integrating automotive systems software for all the leading manufacturers. We have design centers around the world that allow us to offer local support and distributed development teams.

LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

We offer planning, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance services to help automotive companies address any software lifecycle issue. Our services can reduce risks, lower resource demands, and streamline your operations.

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