Tata Elxsi, Green Hills Software Introduce AUTOSAR-Compliant Driver Monitoring Systems

Mobility Outlook Bureau
03 Nov 2021
07:55 AM
2 Min Read

A Driver Monitoring System helps address the growing safety risks caused by distracted and drowsy drivers and provides the essential assurance that a driver is ready to assume control from an autonomous driving system.

Tata Elxsi

Global leader in design and technology services, Tata Elxsi, has announced on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security, for developing a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) platform.

The first release of the INTEGRITY-based Driver Monitoring System from Tata Elxsi and Green Hills Software is available to early-access customers today and runs on the Renesas R-Car. In addition, the DMS is portable to other leading automotive processors such as those from NXP, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, Tata Elxi said in a press statement. 

According to Tata Elxi, the system combines advanced DMS software, the Vehicle Operator Environment Observation System and its AUTOSAR Adaptive with the safe and secure INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) from Green Hills Software optimised to run on the latest families of automotive-grade microprocessors. This flexible and standards-based DMS platform enables OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to reduce the time, cost, and complexity of developing and deploying their DMS-compliant ADAS systems while meeting mandatory global safety and security requirements.

The integrated AUTOSAR Adaptive-based DMS from Tata Elxsi and Green Hills Software delivers intelligent determination of a driver's readiness and state of attentiveness and runs on the safe, secure INTEGRITY-based high-performance platform already proven in millions of vehicles today.

Tata Elxsi's DMS software detects distracted and drowsy drivers employing its hybrid vision pipeline architecture that intelligently combines vehicle data (direction, speed) with the driver's eye gaze direction, head orientation and facial expression.

Green Hills Software provides the safe, secure and deterministic run-time foundation for the DMS software, powered by the INTEGRITY RTOS, pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and ready for cybersecurity standard ISO 21434. INTEGRITY securely separates critical software components and guarantees system resources to the AUTOSAR Adaptive components running as native INTEGRITY tasks, even when faced with malicious or unintended events.

Shaju S, Vice President and Head of Transportation, Tata Elxsi, said, 'Most OEMs and Tier-1s are now looking at AUTOSAR Adaptive platforms for domain controllers that are safe, secure and scalable. This combined Driver Monitoring System solution with Green Hills is in line with the most recent auto industry requirements and will undoubtedly enable us to provide customers with industry-ready capabilities.'

Dan Mender, VP, Business Development, Green Hills Software, said, 'With this production-focused complete DMS platform solution, OEMs and Tier-1s can now deploy mature, high performance, safe and secure DMS capabilities with the highest confidence and fastest time to market on the widest range of automotive processors.'

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