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Linux Becomes Ready for Safety: SIL2LinuxMP enters its second phase

After one and a half years of intensive work, OSADL’s SIL2LinuxMP project has reached its next milestone in the safety certification effort of the Linux operating system. The OSADL organization aims to promote and support the development of Open Source software for the industrial products. Since its inauguration in 2005, the community has driven the two aspects of the […]

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BMW Car IT GmbH joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab

In June 2014, BMW Car IT GmbH has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab eG (OSADL) foundation and strengthens its on-going work on an industrial-grade Linux with this strategic alliance. The OSADL foundation supports use of open-source software in industrial products and concentrates efforts to align open-source software widely-used in IT systems to requirements […]

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Introducing Autonomous Driving at ROSCon 2013

Tilmann Ochs and I participated in the ROS developers’ conference, ROSCon 2013, held in Stuttgart, Germany. There were roughly 300 international participants from several universities, research institutes and different industries, such as industrial robot manufacturers. On the two days, there were 34 talks, ranging from technical talks, such as upcoming extensions to ROS, over practical […]

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