Elektrobit Pioneers a New Era in the Automotive Industry: Launch of the World’s First Open Source Automotive Safety Operating System


Amidst the backdrop of the “software-defined vehicle” era, the automotive industry has witnessed a revolutionary breakthrough. Elektrobit, a globally renowned provider of automotive embedded connectivity software products and services, has unveiled the world’s first open source operating system compliant with automotive functional safety standards—EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications—on the eve of the 2024 Beijing Auto Show. This innovative achievement not only fills the gap in the field of safety-certified open source software solutions but also points the way for the future development of the automotive industry.

Technological Innovation: The Perfect Combination of Open Source and Security

Elektrobit’s EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications addresses the long-standing concerns about the security of open source software in the automotive industry with its open source nature and functional safety. The system has passed a positive technical assessment for SEooC (Separate Entity for Safety) and complies with ISO 26262 ASIL B and IEC 61508 SIL 2 safety standards, ensuring the safety of applications in critical areas such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).

Safety Standards: ISO 26262 and IEC 61508

ISO 26262 ASIL B and IEC 61508 SIL 2 are recognized safety standards in the automotive industry, ensuring the functionality and safety of automotive systems. The successful assessment of EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications signifies that its application in safety-critical areas has received authoritative certification.

Open Source Advantages: Flexibility and Cost-Effectiveness

Open source software, known for its flexibility, rapid development cycle, and lower development costs, has become the norm in other high-tech industries. Elektrobit’s system, through its open source approach, provides automotive manufacturers and suppliers with an efficient and secure software solution, while shortening the time to market and saving costs.

Long-Term Maintenance: Ensuring Safety Throughout the Product Lifecycle

Elektrobit commits to providing 15 years of maintenance services for EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications, ensuring the safety and stability of the product throughout its entire lifecycle.

Market Impact: Accelerating the Transition to Software-Defined Mobility

As the automotive industry transitions to software-defined vehicles, EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications provides automotive manufacturers with a powerful platform to support the growing demand for software and innovation. The launch of this system heralds a new era of rapid development in automotive software development.

Localization Strategy: Deep Cultivation in the Chinese Market

Elektrobit not only promotes its open source automotive operating system globally but also pays special attention to the development of the Chinese market. The company actively meets the needs of Chinese customers by cooperating with local chip manufacturers and expanding the local software and service agency network, accelerating the localization process of its products.

The launch of Elektrobit’s EB corbos Linux for Safety Applications is not only a technological leap but also a profound impact on the future development of the automotive industry. With the widespread application of this system, we have reason to believe that the automotive industry will usher in a new era that is smarter, safer, and more efficient.

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