The Linux Foundation Launches ELISA Project: Enabling Linux to be Used in Safety-Critical Systems

The Linux Foundation Japan The Linux Foundation Launches ELISA Project: Enabling Linux to be Used in Safety-Critical Systems Toyota Motor, Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix participate and promote open source functional safety in transportation, manufacturing, medical, energy and other industries …………………………………………………………………………………

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February 21, 2019 San Francisco – The Linux Foundation (www.linuxfoundation.org/) today launched the Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA elisa.tech/) open source project It was. This project will create common tools and processes to help companies build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications and systems. Failure to safety-critical applications and systems can result in loss of life, serious physical damage, environmental damage, etc. ELISA, SIL 2 Linux MP ( www.osadl.org/SIL2LinuxMP.sil2-linux-project.0.html) project or Real-Time Linux (www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/2018/09/real-time-linux Based on the outcome of the project, it is based on the safety critical system using Linux (robotic device, medical, smart factory, transportation, automatic driving, etc.) Easy to build. Founding members are Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota cars. A reliable safety critical system must meet the functional safety objectives of the overall safety of the system, such as how to respond to events such as user error, hardware failure, environmental change. In addition, companies need to prove that their software meets the stringent requirements for reliability, quality assurance, risk management, development process, and documentation. Since there is no clear method to authenticate Linux, it will be difficult for companies to prove that their Linux-based system meets these safety goals. Kate Stewart, senior director of strategic program at The Linux Foundation, says: “Every major industry such as energy, medical, automotive, etc. wants to use Linux for safety critical applications, because Linux makes it possible to accelerate product launch and reduce the risk of serious design errors The problem is that there is a lack of clear documents and tools to prove that the Linux-based system meets the essential safety requirements. In the past attempts to solve this Had lacked a critical mass that could establish a commonly accepted methodology but with the formation of the ELISA it is possible to utilize the infrastructure and support of the broad Linux Foundation community necessary to realize that effort I can.” ELISA collaborates with certification bodies and standardization bodies in various industries and establishes a way to use Linux as an element of a safety critical system. We will also define and maintain a common set of element, process, and tools for incorporation into a safety-certified Linux-based safety critical system. In addition, the project has the following objectives. Develop reference documents and use cases Educate the open source community on best practices of safety engineering and educate the safety community on the concept of open source. By enabling continuous feedback with the open source community, we improve processes and automate quality assessment and quality assurance. Support members by monitoring incidents and hazards of critical components related to member systems and establish best practices for member response teams. For details of ELISA, please refer to https: //elisa.tech/. Comments from companies supporting ELISA “UL looks forward to the launch of ELISA and the opportunity it presents to more rapidly assess and validate – with confidence – the Linux component of safety systems. – Tom Blewitt, VP & CTO, UL “The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) was founded more than 13 years ago to advance the use of GNU / Linux in industrial products by addressing the need for real-time capabilities and safety certification. OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group for functional safety, which culminated in the SIL 2 Linux MP project that laid some groundwork We still continue to foster real-time Linux, among other, as a Gold member of the Linux Foundation’s Real-Time Linux project, and we are proud to see some of the efforts of the SIL2LinuxMP project continued  at a larger scale in the ELISA project. ” – Dr. Carsten Emde, General Manager, OSADL “At Automotive Grade Linux, we are working closely with the Real-Time Linux project and the ELISA project in order to achieve functional safety certifications for automotive applications such as our cluster, heads-up-display and ADAS solutions. ELISA, this will help us offer automotive manufacturers with all of the testing artifacts and documentation they need to acquired safety certification for their AGL-based systems. “- – Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation “We work closely with several open source project such as Real-time Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Time Linux, Linux Kernel LTS and KernelCI to achieve Long Term Support (LTS) and safety and security certifications. We support the ELISA Project and its efforts to build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications on a broader scale. ” – Urs Gleim, Governing Board Chair of the Civil Infrastructure Platform, hosted at the Linux Foundation Comment of ELISA founding member (original text) – The founding members of ELISA are Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota cars. Arm “The work of the Linux Foundation is undertaking with the ELISA project complements Arm’s functional safety leadership and continued” Safety and trust are the highest priorities for the automotive industry as vehicles. commitment to software enablement. – Lakshmi Mandyam, VP automotive, Automotive and IoT Line of Business, Arm KUKA “KUKA is looking forward to working with other Linux experts in order to define a series of methods and processes, with the goal of certifying Linux-based safety-critical systems.” – David Fuller, CTO, KUKA AG Linutronix “We are happy to see that the SIL 2 Linux work will continue to advance to the launch of ELISA will help us to establish Linux in the industrial control world deeper than ever before. ” – Heinz Egger, CEO, Linutronix Toyota “Toyota believes the ELISA project will support CASE use cases in an innovative way for the automotive industry.” – Mr. Masato Hashimoto, General Manager of E / E Architecture Development Div., Advanced R & D and Engineering Company, Toyota About The Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation is selected as one of the world’s top developers and companies as an organization for building an ecosystem that accelerates development of open technologies and corporate development. The Linux Foundation cooperates with the open source community around the world to solve difficult technical problems by creating the largest shared technology investment ever. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation helps the growth of various open source projects by providing tools, training and events, and contributes to the creation of economic effects that can not be realized by companies alone. For details, please visit www.linuxfoundation.org/. # # # The Linux Foundation registers and uses various trademarks. A list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation can be found on this page (www.linuxfoundation.jp/trademark-usage/). Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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