ETAS, Blackberry QNX develop software platform on Autosar Adaptive

November 13, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
ETAS, Blackberry QNX develop software platform on Autosar Adaptive
Embedded systems provider ETAS GmbH and software provider Blackberry QNX have joined forces to develop a software platform for safety-critical functions in future connected and autonomous vehicles.

The partner companies are planning to jointly develop and market a software platform and associated tools for vehicle computers and domain controllers based on the Autosar Adaptive Standard. The solution will combine the Posix-compliant, safety-certified real-time operating system and hypervisor from BlackBerrry QNX with Bosch subsidiary ETAS' expertise in functional safety and basic software based on Autosar Adaptive. The aim is to develop a powerful and secure basis for the development of microprocessor-based vehicle computers and domain control units.

The solution conforms to the ISO 26262:2018 standard, which defines the requirements for systems up to and including safety level ASIL-D. The collaboration between ETAS and BlackBerry QNX also aims to help customers in the automotive value chain work with the integrated solution.

Software platform solutions and the Autosar-Adaptive standard are becoming increasingly important to support the automotive industry on its way to connected, autonomous, personalized and electrified mobility and the associated changes in electronic and electrical (E/E) vehicle architecture. Powerful vehicle computers with microprocessors or complex MPSoCs form an important basis for the next generation of automotive E/E architectures and coordinate ECU functions that were previously decentralized. This development leads to a separation of software and hardware and requires the ability to integrate software from different sources and application areas. ETAS and BlackBerry QNX are pooling their expertise to accelerate support for this rapid technological change in the automotive industry. In addition, they provide the foundation for applications in the areas of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Vehicle to Everything Communication (V2X), Multimedia and Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.

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