GM Partners with Red Hat to Safely Keep Cars Up to Date and Making Money

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By James Hodgson | 2Q 2022 | IN-6574


Powering Updates to GM's Ultifi Software-Defined Car Platform


In late 2021, GM announced Ultifi, a software-defined car platform set to be rolled out from 2023, building on the previously announced Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP), a novel hardware platform providing the necessary compute headroom and bandwidth to enable software maintenance and updates in multiple vehicle domains. Ultifi will form a basis for GM to accelerate the development and delivery of new software-defined services and experiences in its vehicles, providing its consumers with a dynamic vehicle ownership experience, which can be personalized through the selection of different apps and services, reflecting the typical smartphone model.

In May 2022, GM elaborated further on its Utilifi platform and software-defined car strategy, announcing a partnership with Red Hat to incorporate the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System, marrying proven experience in enterprise with functional safety certification to enable faster software development and deployment within GM, as well as enabling safe engagement between GM and third-party software develop…

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