Autonomous driving, Car-to-X connectivity and new vehicle E/E architectures are driving demand for increasing compute capacity and software complexity in vehicles. This complexity is at odds with the safety and security requirements. A promising approach for tackling these challenges is software isolation using a trusted hypervisor that is fit for automotive certification.

Kernkonzept and Elektrobit are building on the open-source L4Re microkernel to create such a trusted and safety-certified hypervisor. It is part of Elektrobit’s EB corbos automotive software suite and integrates with Elektrobit’s Linux and Adaptive Autosar solutions, as well as with established open-source automotive and Linaro ecosystems.