As of October 2018, SYSGO is an official “Development Partner” in the AUTOSAR consortium, a worldwide partnership developing the standardized software framework for intelligent mobility.
For a number of years now, car manufacturers have been packing their vehicles with ever-increasing numbers of electronic systems and equipment, providing new functionalities designed to improve drive quality and boost passenger safety. But there's a hitch – these computer systems on wheels are becoming a prime target for cyber criminals and hackers; thus the need of a standardized cybersecured software framework. All AUTOSAR partners share a common goal: to establish an open, standardised, secure software architecture for electronic control units used in automobiles. After announcing a joint venture with Vector in January 2018, SYSGO is emphasising its continued commitment in the automotive market by formally joining the consortium.
SYSGO will bring its long expertise in safety-critical embedded environments to the AUTOSAR development. SYSGO's solution PikeOS supports the strict separation of multiple applications on a single platform, even of different criticality, and therefore promotes one of the key design features of the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. This will offer automotive manufacturers and their suppliers significantly more flexibility and scalability than classic platforms have so far and is just one of the reasons why SYSGO will be a significant participant in the development of AUTOSAR Adaptive.
Since January 2018, SYSGO has been working closely in a joint venture with Vector Informatik to further the development of an AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. This integrated software platform is essentially based on the separation kernel and hypervisor used in SYSGO's PikeOS and the MICROSAR AUTOSAR Adaptive basic software from Vector.