CES 2022 news: BMW iX All-Electric Sports Activity Vehicle uses Green Hills software technologies
05 January 2022
2022 BMW iX All-Electric Sports Activity Vehicle uses Green Hills Software technologies_Copyright BMW AG
World’s leading Tier 1 automotive suppliers choose Green Hills embedded safety & security software products & services for safety-critical cockpit & electronics management in BMW iX All-Electric Sports Activity Vehicle.
Green Hills Software, a leader in embedded safety & security, has revealed today at CES 2022 that its products and design services are used throughout the 2022 BMW iX All-Electric Sports Activity Vehicle. Several leading Tier 1 automotive suppliers chose Green Hills technologies and expertise to build, certify and deploy their technologically advanced cockpit safety and driver convenience software across many of the electronic control units (ECUs) in the BMW iX vehicle.
Green Hills was chosen by the Tier 1s as their trusted foundational software supplier for a number of reasons including:
• Safely and securely run critical software components side-by-side on the same complex automotive processor with INTEGRITY®, the most highly certified real-time operating system (RTOS) technology in the world. This consolidation feature helped Tier 1 architects extract maximum processor performance, reduce system complexity and simplify the certification process.
• Tools that find even the most difficult bugs in minutes using the safety-qualified MULTI® software development tools, while producing the highest performing code for automotive processors.
• An elastic software safety architecture designed and certified by the Green Hills Safety Team that gave software applications both the safety underpinnings and access to processor accelerators, such as the graphics processing unit (GPU), memory protection and other hardware resources.
The BMW iX, with its cutting-edge performance, technology and luxury, is another success story for Green Hills in its nearly 30-year automotive history, in which its technology is used by all 12 of the top 12 global Tier 1 suppliers and dozens of automotive brands.
In the BMW iX, the INTEGRITY real-time operating system provides the trusted and highly performant run-time foundation needed by several critical functions including the stunning digital instrument cluster and heads-up display (HUD), the intelligent camera-based driver camera system, the surround view and parking assistant system, and other critical embedded functions in this modern software-defined vehicle.
For all of these electronic control units (ECUs), and others throughout the vehicle, the Tier 1 software developers authored and optimised their software with the flexible MULTI integrated development environment, and heavily relied on its ASIL-qualified compilers and run-time libraries for both INTEGRITY and AUTOSAR Classic operating systems.
"Green Hills Software has a long history of working with global OEMs and Tier 1s on critical automotive electronics systems and we are pleased to contribute to the software solutions in the BMW iX," said Dan O'Dowd, founder & CEO of Green Hills Software. "Integrated cockpits and driver assist systems require both safety and security, and the INTEGRITY RTOS and MULTI development tools have an unrivaled pedigree in providing ASIL safety assurance and programmer productivity."
At CES 2022
See the BMW iX and many of Green Hills Software’s automotive software solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #6359 in the West Hall.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at: www.ghs.com
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