River®, a leader in delivering software for the
intelligent edge, today announced its collaboration with Baidu
to develop an autonomous vehicle solution. A joint proof of concept has
been developed to include an AUTOSAR Adaptive–based software
architecture with Baidu’s Apollo
autonomous driving open platform, designed to meet the specific
challenges of the next generation of software-defined automobiles.
Baidu is the world’s largest Chinese language Internet search engine, an
integrated Internet information service company, and a world-leading
artificial intelligence (AI) platform company. Baidu’s Apollo program
aims to provide an open, reliable, and secure software platform for its
ecosystem partners to develop their own autonomous driving systems.
“The complex and varied challenges that come with autonomous driving,
coupled with vastly different perspectives across carmakers, make for a
difficult road to mass production. A strong push toward standards can
help advance the entire industry,” said Brenda Herold, vice president of
Market Segment Teams at Wind River. “We look forward to working with
innovators such as Baidu in an effort to speed the development, testing,
and deployment of autonomous vehicles across the industry.”
“Standards are needed in order for the industry to make significant
steps forward. A secure and reliable open platform can assist companies
in more rapidly creating autonomous systems as well as helping
technologies across the ecosystem be more interoperable,” said Jingao
Wang, head of Apollo Platform and executive director at Baidu. “We’re
excited to work with a software leader like Wind River to address many
of the challenging needs of an autonomous vehicle system.”
The proof of concept highlights the Baidu Apollo autonomous framework
and Wind River AUTOSAR Adaptive–based software architecture, supporting
heterogeneous systems with mixed criticality of safety requirements.
Open source software, such as non-safety critical applications
(infotainment, for example), can run on Wind
River Linux, while a proven commercial RTOS such as VxWorks®
can support safety-critical applications that require deterministic
performance. Using a software architecture that can successfully house
both safety-critical and non–safety-critical applications on the same
piece of hardware, carmakers can achieve significant savings on bill of
materials (BOM) costs and power consumption in the vehicle.
Able to support customers’ diverse range of computing needs, Wind River
can create computing environments that accommodate multiple Linux-based
workloads that are designed to function seamlessly with the hard
real-time, deterministic VxWorks RTOS, giving customers the ability to
cost effectively combine open source with the safety and reliability of
time-tested certified computing software.
More information about Wind River automotive solutions and technologies
is available at www.windriver.com/markets/automotive/.
Wind River is exhibiting at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on January 7–10 at Booth
#9029 in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
About Wind River
Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for the intelligent
edge. The company’s technology has been powering the safest, most secure
devices in the world since 1981 and is found in more than 2 billion
products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio, supported by
world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner
ecosystem. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital
transformation of critical infrastructure systems that demand the
highest levels of safety, security, performance, and reliability. To
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