Meet Tuxera virtually on December 2-4, Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)!

The Automotive Linux Summit connects the most innovative minds from the realms of automotive and open-source. This includes automotive system engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, open-source licensing and compliance specialists, and community developers. The Automotive Linux Summit is co-located with Open Source Summit Japan.

Japan itself is recognized worldwide as a hub of automotive innovation and excellence. We recently expanded our operations in the area by establishing Tuxera Japan KK. Check out the press release for the full story.

With COVID-19 considerations, the Automotive Linux Summit is fully virtual this year. Join Tuxera as we head online to this event, held in just a few days. Boasting over a hundred sessions and nine technology tracks, you’re bound to find something thought provoking. You’ll get the chance to attend live sessions from many professionals and network with other passionate peers from around the world.

While you get ready for the event, why not read our automotive whitepapers by our experts:

Troubleshooting corrupted data

As providers of software solutions that make flash data storage reliable in embedded systems, we are often the first line of defense for our customers who experience a data-related failure of their systems in the field. Over the years, we have developed considerable expertise and special-purpose tools to help diagnose all kinds of data issues. If customers can’t provide a reproducible case causing data corruption, it is very difficult to get the attention of most vendors. How often have you heard, “Come back to us when you have a reproducible case”?

Our approach is to first determine what’s wrong, then to try to identify the steps it would take to get the system to this state. Is it something that the software could have caused? Did the media fail or is it perhaps something completely different? This paper, by Thom Denholm, examines how such questions are answered, and describes file system-related troubleshooting techniques.

Download the whitepaper here.

The impacts of file system fragmentation on automotive storage performance

Groundbreaking studies have shown fragmentation to be a risk to modern automotive systems, potentially causing sluggish flash storage performance and even critical system failure within a car. This whitepaper examines in detail the ways that fragmentation affects the performance of an automotive system.

Download the whitepaper here.

Solving data storage challenges in the automotive projects of tomorrow

Historically, automotive IVIs were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Download the whitepaper here.

 

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