Wind River, a prominent company in delivering software for vital intelligent systems, has announced a strategic partnership with Horizon Robotics, a leading provider of energy-efficient computing solutions. The collaboration aims to enhance smart driving technologies, specifically advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) for consumer vehicles in China.
A Partnership for the Future of Driving
The collaboration between Wind River and Horizon Robotics is set to allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to benefit from a fully integrated ADAS hardware and software solution. The joint effort relies on Horizon's Journey series computing solutions, coupled with Wind River's cloud-to-edge portfolio.
The expected results of this partnership include simplifying the development and integration process, reducing both time-to-market and costs, and fostering next-generation applications such as automated driving and software-defined vehicles.
Pioneers in Automated Driving
Horizon's self-developed Journey series computing solutions cover all automated driving scenarios. With Wind River's assistance, this will include integrating various Wind River software products like VxWorks®, known for being a highly efficient real-time operating system, Wind River Helix™ Virtualization Platform, Wind River Linux, and Wind River Studio.
"The auto industry in China is transforming tremendously," said Dr. Kai Yu, Founder and CEO of Horizon. He emphasized the commitment to enhancing automated driving and expressed honor in collaborating with Wind River to deliver safer and optimized mobility.
Collaboration for Innovation
Avijit Sinha, Wind River's chief product officer, views the collaboration as an essential step in building an innovative and collaborative ecosystem. He believes that the combination of Wind River's software and Horizon's hardware will help OEMs take full advantage of localized development and delivery for next-gen automotive solutions.
"Together, we look forward to further advancing the software-defined vehicle and smart driving," Sinha said.
Wind River is recognized for its role in advancing software for mission-critical intelligent systems across various sectors, including automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications. With over four decades of innovation, they have been part of numerous systems demanding high levels of security, safety, and reliability.
Horizon Robotics, on the other hand, is a frontrunner in energy-efficient computing solutions for ADAS and automated driving. They are committed to enhancing next-gen driving experiences through hardware and software integration and collaborating with partners to speed up the transformation of smart electric vehicles.
The partnership between Wind River and Horizon Robotics signifies a considerable move towards the future of smart driving. By leveraging each other's core capabilities, they aim to provide integrated solutions that could revolutionize the automotive industry, particularly in China.