Hyundai Autron and Wind River have inked a partnership to develop an autonomous driving and connectivity software platform to power next-generation automobiles.

Hyundai Autron, a Hyundai Motor Group company, is a research and development company specialising in electronic control software and automotive semiconductors. US-based Wind River works in embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) software.

“With Hyundai Autron and Wind River working closely together, our safety-focused Adaptive Autosar platform can be a core technology to help drive future intelligent automobiles,” said Hyundai Autron CEO, Dae Heung Moon.

The partnership will leverage each company’s specialities and experiences to develop a software platform for functional safety and Adaptive Autosar for next-generation autonomous driving and connectivity for the global market. As the platform becomes available, the two companies aim to collaborate on joint business developments with key OEMs and suppliers.

The companies will work closely on the development environment, functional safety certifications, share intellectual property and deliverables.

They will develop infrastructure software to serve as core technologies for next-generation vehicle control, including advanced and high-performance computing, internal and external networks for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X), as well as secure over-the-air (OTA) update technology.

Since 2012, Hyundai Autron has worked with Hyundai, Kia Motors, Hyundai Mobis and other global leaders to develop the Hyundai Motor Standard Software Platform based on classic Autosar standard. The company has been further developing the technology to deliver future intelligent vehicle platforms, including those developed with Wind River.

Wind River is a long-standing company involved with embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) and commercial Linux.