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Proven in Hundreds of Safety-Critical Projects Across Multiple Industries and Certification Standards VXWORKS FOR AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace as vehicles become more connected and autonomous, requiring higher levels of comput- ing power to run a growing number of software applications. Electronic systems are also growing more complex as a result of the need to maintain freedom from interference among system functions without sacrificing system performance, integrity, and scalability. Car manufacturers and sup- pliers face a difficult challenge in ensuring that system integrity is main- tained, but they must also be mindful of the impact of their design choices on the cost of the vehicle system. With the rising focus on electrification in the vehicle, this balance becomes more complicated, as system weight and power consumption will have an increasingly critical impact on the vehicle's ability to deliver value to end consumers. With safety as the foundation, modern and forward-looking software architectures can help the industry address these challenges, leading to increasing levels of value for drivers. What is safety in autonomous vehicle software? The answer to this ques- tion is evolving in the industry in real time. As we enter the era of artificial intelligence in the car, the state of the art in conventional safety (e.g., fixed- function systems that can be independently certified to meet the standard of functional safety best practices) is being redefined by learning systems that can be validated against a nominal standard of performance to ensure that data inputs are properly converted into vehicle outputs in predictable and deterministic ways. VXWORKS AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTION BRIEF AUTOMOTIVE CHALLENGES • Maintain high reliability despite growing complexity • Reduce space, weight, cost, and power consumption • Lower the cost of safety certification • Deliver real-time performance • Implement comprehensive cybersecurity • Increase computing flexibility and performance WHY VXWORKS • Secure software isolation • Smaller, lower-cost systems through workload consolidation • Off-the-shelf certification evidence • Time- and space-based applica- tion separation and isolation • Integrated, world-class security capabilities • Support for a wide variety of processors security capabilities 1

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