Need for Secure Auto OS Is Growing Rapidly

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1Q 2017 | IN-4464


OTA, Prognostics, and Module Consolidation Advance


The connected car and its associated 100+ ECUs are consolidating; initially in the cockpit through a gateway module. Safety-conscious OEMs and Tier One automotive suppliers are aware of potential liability issues, along with fast approaching over-the-air (OTA) capabilities for model year’s (MYs) 2019 and 2020. OEMs are taking multiple approaches including in-sourcing software IP, key acquisitions, and partnering with industry experts. Many are seeking a software platform that can be provisioned to enable any electronic function. Prognostics also play a significant role with the arrival of OTA, as well as growing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomy.

Firmware Progression Is Key to Autonomy


Companies, such as Blackberry QNX, are leveraging robust, secure, real-time, and functionally safe software platforms for the entire car. Blackberry recently announced its embedded software platform for autonomous drive and connected cars. QNX is also in the process of…

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