Open Source Initiative for Automotive Software Development Tools
Innovation in the automotive industry is mostly achieved by electronics and software functions. The system automobile is becoming increasingly complex, an open developer tool workbench that extends throughout the supply-chain is becoming a must for the industry. Improvements and innovations to these software development tools are required to accelerate product development, create high quality software features and improve integration across the automotive supply chain.
The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new open source initiative to define and implement a standard platform for the software development tools used in the automotive industry. The new Eclipse Automotive Industry Working Group will be open to any organizations that want to participate in the goal of establishing a standard tools platform that will be used throughout the automotive supply chain.
- To provide an infrastructure for tool development required by the automotive industry
- To address and support the needs for the whole automotive software development cycle
- To avoid that the same non-competitive basic tool functionality is redeveloped over and over again
- To join forces and meet current and future requirements in terms of tool runtime performance and memory consumption
The charter of group can be found here
Organization and Contact
|Spokesperson:||Ignacio Garro, Continental AG|
|IWG Chair:||Andreas Graf, itemis AG|
|Steering Committee:||BMW Group, Continental AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, itemis AG|
- BMW Group
- Robert Bosch GmbH
- Continental AG
- itemis AG
- Validas AG
- Virtual Vehicle GmbH
For more information, contact ralph (dot) mueller (at) eclipse (dot) org
Meetings and Activities
A list of past meetings and meeting minutes is at past Auto IWG Meetings
WP1: Eclipse Automotive Tool Platform
Definition of a common Eclipse Automotive Tool Platform as reference for vendors and users of Eclipse-based automotive software design tools.
More information here: Auto_IWG_WP1
WP2: Big Model Support
Addresses performance and memory consumption issues of existing Eclipse technology when being used processing real-world automotive software engineering models.
More information here: Auto_IWG_WP2
WP3: CDT Extensions
The development of embedded systems in the automotive area has additional requirements to CDT that will be collected, analyzed and supported from this working group.
More information here: Auto_IWG_WP3
WP4: Functional Safety Relevant Development Process and Environment
Focus of this WP shall be to analyze which functions should have a toolchain in a safety environment.
More information here: Auto_IWG_WP4
WP5: Eclipse Qualification Kit (ISO26262)
Definition of qualification support elements for the functional safety qualification of eclipse based tools.
More information here: Auto_IWG_WP5
WP6: Build Framework
A common build framework to support all the build steps for modern ECU-SW developmetn
More information here: Auto_IWG_WP6
News, Press Releases, Articles
Press Release 20. 07. 2011: New Open Source Initiative for Automotive Software Development Tools
More information here: Auto_IWG_Conferences
From F2F Meeting Stuttgart Feb 16, 2012: Minutes, Continental Presentation (EATOP) , Validas Presentation (Tool Qualification Short - ISO 26262), Bosch iCTeam Presentation
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