Wind River and Samsung partner on software-defined vehicle development

Wind River and Samsung Electronics’ System LSI business have partnered to accelerate the development of software-defined vehicles, including working on high-quality in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions, cabin monitoring and advanced driver-assistance features.

To provide developers with the correct tools, processes and structures to create, test and update their software, Wind River and Samsung will work together to integrate Wind River’s technology on Samsung’s Exynos Auto V920 chipset – a fully integrated software and hardware solution designed for use within the automotive sector.

This integration will use Wind River’s Helix Virtualization Platform – a safety certifiable multi-core, multi-OS platform – to enable users to mix a diverse set of runtime environments, safe and/or non-safe, including the VxWorks real-time operating system, Linux and Android.

“A new software-defined approach is required for designing and developing the high-performance compute systems needed for connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles,” said Avijit Sinha, chief product officer, Wind River.

“Our collaboration with Samsung enables OEMs and Tier 1s to leverage our four decades of experience in developing safety-critical applications for aerospace and defense, industrial, medical and telecommunications customers toward building the certified, mixed-criticality software systems that are essential for the software-defined vehicles of the future.”

“Our latest 5nm automotive processor, Exynos Auto V920, offers powerful and intelligent performance for a new level of in-vehicle experience with safer driving,” explained Hyeokman Kwon, vice president of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics.

“It’s able to run multiple applications on multiple VMs simultaneously in a highly power-efficient manner, satisfying the industry’s low power consumption demand. Our close collaboration with Wind River allows us to enhance our IVI development work and further expand into multiple safety-critical domains with Wind River runtime environments, including VxWorks and Helix Platform.”