Green Hills Software Delivers Safety and Security for Mahindra Racing’s All-Electric Formula E Race Car
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CES 2020 — Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security, is showcasing at CES® 2020 the all-electric Formula E race car from Mahindra Racing that relies on the safe and secure INTEGRITY® RTOS and optimized development tools from Green Hills Software. The multi-year partnership is fueling Mahindra’s strategic Race to Road initiative – a plan to win races with innovative electric vehicle technology and easily transfer it to production road vehicles. The rigors of racing and its inherent competitive pressure demand a software platform with the highest efficiency, safety and security, while the software teams require development tools that help them be more productive and decrease the time to develop new software. Finally, the software platform must be scalable and flexible so as to be reused off the racetrack on electric passenger and commercial vehicles.
Mahindra Racing knows first-hand that not all innovation in electric-vehicle technology occurs inside calm and quiet laboratories. It is a founding member of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first all-electric street racing series with the mission to promote environmentally friendly automotive technology through high-performance, zero-emission racing. Now in its sixth season, races will be held in 12 cities around the world including Paris, New York, London, Seoul, Rome and Berlin. There are twelve competing teams, including Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Porsche, Mahindra Racing, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and others.
All competing cars must use the identical main battery, chassis and tires – meaning they ferociously compete and strive for a winning edge through custom motors, transmissions and notably, in-vehicle software.
The Championship is a catalyst for transferring electric vehicle technology and experience from the racetrack to the showroom, from race cars to sedans and family SUVs. Mahindra Racing chose Green Hills to supply the INTEGRITY safety RTOS and development tools to build and control the software at the heart of the car.
“Software plays a huge role in an electric car. Mahindra is pleased to be working with Green Hills Software on our Race to Road initiative to develop electric vehicle software that not only brings us success at the racetrack but also has a positive impact on road car industry,” said Dilbagh Gill, CEO and Team Principal, Mahindra Racing Team. “Green Hills gives us a competitive advantage as our in-vehicle systems grow in software intelligence and complexity. Their automotive experience and products help us to increase our systems’ performance, safety and reliability, and to develop our code more quickly.”
For the last year, Mahindra’s teams have been developing their optimized in-vehicle electronics software with the ASIL-certified MULTI® integrated development environment. The deployed code is controlled by the ASIL-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating system. Together, they ensure Mahindra’s applications run with maximum performance and reliability on the underlying Arm®-based automotive processor from Renesas, achieving improved powertrain efficiency, battery controller safety, high assurance and accurate data logging and secure vehicle communication.
“Digital transformation within the vehicle is key to the future of mobility, and requires hardware and software to be developed side by side,” said Chet Babla, vice president of automotive, Automotive and IoT Line of Business, Arm. “This is exactly the type of work we are doing with Green Hills and Renesas, enabling the high-performance computing required to meet the energy demands and safety requirements of Mahindra Racing’s Formula E race car.”
See the Mahindra Racing race car in the Green Hills booth at CES 2020, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, Booths #9000 & 9300.
About Mahindra Racing
Mahindra Racing is a founding team – and the only Indian team – to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first all-electric street racing series. Mahindra Racing has an impressive stats sheet and is a multi-race winning outfit after scoring its breakthrough victory at the Berlin E-Prix in 2017. The squad is committed not only to pushing the limits of technology and innovation in the electric vehicle space, but to addressing the impact of climate change; it is the only Formula E team to be awarded the FIA Environmental Accreditation Two-Star rating. Jérôme d’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein remain with the squad for season six to pilot their #64 and #94 M6Electro cars respectively.
About Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, speedboats, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 240,000 people across 100 countries. Learn more about Mahindra at www.mahindra.com.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.
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