Enabling Linux in Safety Applications Project Adds Multiple Working Groups, Members

June 22, 2020 Brandon Lewis

The Linux Foundation’s open-source Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) project has established several working groups, including a Kernel Development Process group, Safety Architecture group, and Automotive and Medical Devices groups.

ELISA was formed in 2019 with the goal of developing tools and processes that assists companies in building and certifying safety-critical software using Linux. The new working groups will build from progress in the SIL2LinuxMP and Real-Time Linux projects to help bridge gaps between the safety standards and Linux development ecosystems.

In addition to the new working groups, ELISA also announced that ADIT, Elektrobit, Intel/Mobileye, Mentor, SiFive, Suzuki, the Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Wind River, and Automotive Grade Linux have joined the project. These organizations join founding ELISA members Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota.

"The impact and skills of the open source community will be harnessed through the ELISA project to increase the safety integrity of future embedded systems while, at the same time, contributing to a better quality, reduction of development costs and speed up the delivery of complex functional safety systems across multiple industry domains," says Simone Fabris, ELISA Governing Board member and senior director of system safety at Mobileye, an Intel Company. 

Interested parties can learn more about the ELISA project through a series of news and on-demand workshops housed at https://elisa.tech/news.

Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation, will discuss ELISA during her July 1st keynote at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America conference entitled “Open Source in Safety Critical Applications: The End Game.” Those interested in registering for the event may do so here: https://ossna2020.sched.com/event/c3ZE.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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