Modular Software Platform

PELUX is based around an extensive set of largely independent software components for automotive applications. Through the addition of key platform components enabling dynamic service access control and sandboxing technologies, it is possible to integrate services into the platform and choose which interfaces to expose for specific applications. This makes it possible to take full benefit of open source software and produce dynamic content without having to modify implementations or create maintenance requirements.

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Software Factory

Luxoft provides a Software Factory to help you ease through development pains. The Software Factory (SWF) concept is intended to be used as a structured way to set up a platform, and is considered a handbook for the work needed to develop that platform. This concept also invites users to start creating and populating their own SWFs as new projects arise.

The SWF documentation contains processes (both technical and for project management) and instructions on how to work with PELUX, as well as instructions on how to create a standalone project based on PELUX. This ensures knowledge is transparently shared across teams for better collaboration and reduced development time.

Dynamic Content

Modern infotainment systems are built on platform firmware with selected third-party software by leading vendors, augmented with apps delivered through app stores. PELUX securely decouples firmware from apps and third-party services deployment through its Containment and Platform Access Manager components. These technologies limit what each dynamically added piece of software can access, but also what capabilities it can provide to the rest of the system. The Qt Application Manager component is responsible for life cycle management, including interacting with leading app stores and managing security. It also ensures apps work with the rest of the platform and are integrated seamlessly, creating a rich and fresh user experience.

Software Development Tooling

PELUX comes with tooling to support the development of services. The Software Development Kit (SDK) provides good practices, documentation and tooling on how to create Linux-based automotive systems. This enables any developer or designer to achieve their best in their own domain of competence. We also make sure knowledge is transparently shared with all teams.

Integrate Continuously

PELUX is designed for a development process built on agile development methods and continuous integration and delivery strategies. Using technologies such as Yocto, Git and Jenkins lets you manage complex projects with a high degree of transparency, providing immediate feedback into your agile development process.

Vehicle Integration

One of the key challenges of bringing consumer-grade technology to automotive applications is efficiently integrating it into electrical architectures. With expert knowledge from automotive-specific networking and diagnostics technologies, PELUX can be configured to support an automotive network such as Ethernet AVB and provide support for Adaptive AUTOSAR®. Luxoft Automotive provides MLB connectivity and also launched the Open Source GENIVI® EAVB Reference Implementation project.

Professional Services

Whether it is helping you evaluate your architectural requirements or developing and deploying your product to the market, Luxoft Automotive provides a key mix of top industry experts and Open Source Linux engineers that will get the job done. Our competence ranges from pixel to silicon, enabling us to support your projects with a holistic view on how to design and deliver the end product. With many years of experience, Luxoft Automotive is your best partner for supporting both small- and large-scale projects.

Additional Features

  • GENIVI®-compliant Linux-based platform derived from poky
  • Luxoft Software Factory including continuous integration and test frameworks based on Yocto, Git and Jenkins
  • Reference integration with Qt Automotive Suite to demonstrate possible integration with other UI frameworks
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) for platform management, service development and component integration
  • Multiple SoC BSPs available
  • Publicly accessible CI server
  • Optional support for EAVB networking and MLB connectivity

Benefits

  • Outstanding UX performance and design freedom with powerful integration of third-party functionality, supporting unified APIs and a bundled SDK
  • Supports agile development for both platform and applications through Luxoft Software Factory
  • Access to large ecosystems of content and developers through Qt, Populus, HTML and Linux

Platforms Using PELUX

  • The Intel-based Luxoft Automotive Reference Platform (ARP)
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Intel NUC
  • QEMU as an emulated target for easy access
  • Renesas R-CAR H1, H2 and M/H3
  • NVIDIA Drive CX/PX as well as K1, including Jetson board
  • Freescale i.MX6 family including the SABRE development board