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Wind River Selected by Hyundai Autron to Develop Safety Platform for Autonomous Vehicles


, a leader in delivering IoT software for
safety-critical domains including automotive, announced today
collaboration plans with Hyundai Autron to develop a software framework
for safe, automated and autonomous driving leveraging intellectual
property from Wind River's automotive software portfolio and the HYUNDAI
AUTRON ODIN product offering. Wind River software can help teams rapidly
develop, build and deploy highly safe, secure and reliable vehicle
systems for connected and autonomous cars.

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Using IP from both companies, the new platform will provide a framework
for integrating advanced compute features found in connected and
autonomous driving applications such as advanced sensing, Ethernet based
communication and artificial intelligence applications. The new platform
will run on top of the VxWorks
safety certified real-time operating system (RTOS) and leverage advanced
system partitioning via hypervisor technology. This partitioning allows
automakers to take software that is essential to safety critical
functions like vehicle controls, actuation and sensing and place it
alongside less critical functions like infotainment and telemetry onto
the same hardware architecture. As a result, this also reduces the
systems' dependence on any particular set of hardware. The net outcome
is a software system with mixed criticality functions that is both more
flexible and cost effective for the automaker without jeopardizing
safety or security.

"The demands of the autonomous car are driving up the complexity and
cost of vehicle systems. Simultaneously, the issue of safety must always
be kept the top priority," said Marques McCammon, vice president of
Automotive at Wind River. "Together with Hyundai Autron, we're providing
the market with a safe and reliable software foundation which will help
car makers accelerate their innovation and enjoy design flexibility."

Hyundai Autron is a leading research and development company
specializing in the field of electronic automotive control solutions,
including the development of automotive semiconductors, control units,
and software for automotive electric and electronic control. Hyundai
Autron has grown their research and development to efficiently develop
intelligent automotive platforms. In particular, beginning in 2012,
Hyundai Autron has worked with Hyundai, Kia Motors, Hyundai Mobis and
other global leaders, to develop the Hyundai Motor Standard Software
Platform based on the international AUTOSAR standard. They've since
provided this platform to Hyundai and Kia, with continued plans to
deliver future platforms, including those developed with Wind River.

"The rise of autonomous driving is creating a variety of new safety
considerations for car makers," said Chang Jae Ho, senior vice president
of Automotive Fusion Control Group at Hyundai Autron. "By aligning our
research and development capabilities with Wind River's experience in
deploying safety domain software, we are able to deliver highly
advanced, reliable and secure automobile control solutions to help our
customers quickly and flexibly respond to changing market trends."

VxWorks is a high-performance, marketing-leading RTOS tuned for both
determinism and responsiveness with a proven track record in safety- and
security-certified environments, making it an ideal solution for quickly
commercializing ADAS, autonomous and other safety-critical applications.
For less critical functions within an automobile's mixed computing
environment, Wind River also delivers Wind
River Linux
and other commercial-grade open source technologies,
world-class technical support and maintenance to help customers stay
up-to-date on the latest innovations.

More information about Wind River automotive solutions and technologies
is available at

About Wind River

Wind River is a world leader in delivering software for the Internet of
Things. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded
devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 2 billion
products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded
software portfolio, supported by world-class global professional
services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers
the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment
of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit
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