Bosch and XPENG join ELISA safety project

  • December 5, 2022
  • William Payne
ELISA Project

Bosch and XPENG Motors have joined the Linux Foundation’s ELISA safety project. The project is an open source initiative to create a shared set of tools and processes for companies to build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications and systems. The addition of Bosch and XPENG Motors expands the use of ELISA in connected car applications, and extends the range of industry-grade software tools available to open source automotive software developers.

Bosch middleware offers functional safety, real-time behaviour and reliability for automotive conditions, together with cyber-security.

“Increasing product complexity and driving requirements in various areas of the software defined vehicle towards mixed-critical workloads requires thinking and going new ways to widen traditional approaches of systems engineering. Due to Bosch’s existing expertise in Linux and functional safety, the formal membership of Bosch within the ELISA project is a logical and consequent step,” said Philipp Ahmann, Business Development Manager – Embedded Open Source, Cross-Domain Computing Solutions at Robert Bosch GmbH. “The enthusiastic collaboration between functional safety experts combined with the recent excellent contributions from Linux experts are adding the value and momentum needed to enable Linux in safety applications and to make ELISA a success story.”

Philipp Ahmann was elected as the new Chair of the ELISA Project Technical Steering Committee in November. He has been involved in the ELISA Project since May 2019 as an ambassador and member of the Technical Steering Committee.

XPENG is a major Chinese EV manufacturer and developer of embedded automotive software.

“We are a technology company at heart. By addressing the needs of our customers with our expertise, we can solve the complicated questions in unchartered territory,” said Yu Peng, Embedded Systems General Manager at XPENG Motors. “We recognise the crucial and diverse role mobility plays in people’s lives, and aspire to expand future mobility through intelligent revolution, from the road to the air.”

“We joined ELISA because we wanted to get more technology and experience in improving the functional safety and stability of Linux-based system software. Through communications and participation, we hope the ELISA Project helps us to make products safer and more reliable,”said Peng.

Other ELISA Project members include ADIT, AISIN AW CO., Arm, Automotive Grade Linux, Automotive Intelligence and Control of China, Banma, Boeing, BMW Car IT GmbH, Codethink, Elektrobit, Horizon Robotics, Huawei Technologies, Intel, Lotus Cars, Toyota, Kuka, Linuxtronix. Mentor, NVIDIA, SUSE, Suzuki, Wind River, OTH Regensburg, Toyota and ZTE.