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Bringing Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System to the transportation industry better equips automakers to adopt rapid , open-source innovation in the present and in the future .
Francis Chow , Vice President and General Manager , In-Vehicle Operating System and Edge , Red Hat , said : “ With millions of lines of code sustaining critical systems like driver assistance , fuel economy and more , modern vehicles are more like mobile highperformance computers than the cars of the past . The time to innovate is now .
“ These new vehicles give our industries a chance to create a common open platform without sacrificing functional safety .
“ By collaborating with GM on the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System , we intend to bring the era of open-source to the automotive world , benefiting automakers , ecosystem partners and consumers .”
By collaborating with GM on the Red Hat In-Vehicle Operating System , we intend to bring the era of open-source to the automotive world .
Scott Miller , Vice President , Software Defined Vehicle and Operating System , General Motors , said : “ General Motors is now a platform company and working with Red Hat is a critical element in advancing our Ultifi software development . Incorporating the company ’ s expertise in open-source solutions and enterprise networks will pay dividends as we aim to provide the most developer-friendly software platform in the industry .
“ With Red Hat ’ s operating system as a core enabler of Ultifi ’ s capabilities , the opportunity for innovation becomes limitless .”
Alex Oyler , Director , North America , SBD Automotive , said : " While the automotive industry has been trying to find ways to leverage the open-source community for the past decade , the rise of the software-defined vehicle signifies their conjunction .
“ The massive addressable domain of in-vehicle and edge software in modern vehicles necessitates an ecosystem-driven approach to reduce software development costs for automakers , nearly half of which is dedicated towards maintenance and triage .
“ At the same time , maintaining strict compliance with safety standards mandates high levels of assurance in the underlying software . This partnership typifies the type of innovation possible when tech and automotive stalwarts combine their core experiences to create novel solutions that form the foundation of the software-defined vehicle ." p
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