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WIND RIVER HELIX VIRTUALIZATION PLATFORM FOR AUTOMOTIVE After significant investment, carmakers have demonstrated, one by one, that they can pro- duce next-generation vehicles that are autonomous, connected, and electric. So why aren't they on the streets? An important obstacle must be solved before these cars can be mass- marketed: They require an enormous amount of compute power, resulting in an array of IT servers and graphics processing units that can occupy the entire trunk of the vehicle. The necessary safety certification and the complexities involved in attaining it are in conflict with the sheer size and scope of technologies being utilized. What is the most efficient way to meet these challenges while avoiding integration issues and massive new testing efforts—yet also ensuring redundancy to guard against failures? Wind River ® Helix ™ Virtualization Platform consolidates multi-OS and mixed-criticality appli- cations onto a single edge compute software platform, simplifying, securing, and future- proofing designs in the automotive market. This virtualization platform provides you with the ability to run safety-critical and general-purpose applications side by side. Whether you're most concerned with a real-time operating system (RTOS), Linux, safety, security, latency, determinism, criticality, or a combination of these, Helix Platform gives you the flexibility of choice, allowing you to consolidate all types of functions into a single platform, today and into the future. FEATURES AND BENEFITS • Delivers proven market excellence: Helix Platform is developed from and includes VxWorks ® , the Wind River market-leading RTOS product line with a rich pedigree of single- and multi-core development, proven in more than 2 billion devices worldwide. VxWorks has been trusted by more than 9,000 companies and chosen as the RTOS to go to Mars with NASA for nearly 25 years, most recently in the 2018 InSight robotic lander. • Speeds and eases certification: Over its nearly 40-year history, Wind River has developed an extensive portfolio of safety certification experience, with more than 550 safety certifica- tion programs in more than 90 civilian and military aircraft and more than 350 customers using the VxWorks safety platform. VxWorks has also been certified to meet ISO 26262 automotive functional safety requirements. • Supports high portability with OS-agnostic virtualization and separation tech- nology: The Helix Platform hypervisor is OS-agnostic, which means it provides the capability of running any OS, unmodified, inside a virtual machine. Support for unmodified guest OSes eases portability for legacy applications mixed with mod- ern applications and OSes. Guest OS support includes the leading embedded RTOS, VxWorks; the leading commercial embedded Linux OS, Wind River Linux (and other Linux distributions); Ubuntu; ROS; and other OSes. Helix Platform also WHEN IT MATTERS, IT RUNS ON WIND RIVER

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