Elektrobit and SUSE collaborate to provide automotive-grade Linux in China

April 23, 2021

EB corbos Linux will enable car makers and suppliers to accelerate the development of HPC platform

SHANGHAI, China, April 23, 2021 – Elektrobit, a visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, today announced an expansion of its collaboration with SUSE, the multinational, open source software company, to provide car makers and Tier 1 suppliers in China with automotive-grade Linux. EB corbos Linux is an operating system for high-performance CPUs providing a basis for the latest AUTOSAR standard and will enable car makers to accelerate the development of cutting-edge software for next-gen E/E architecture.

The collaboration brings together the automotive experience and expertise of Elektrobit with the IT infrastructure experience of SUSE, which pioneered Linux in the enterprise. SUSE Linux Enterprise is deployed on a wide range of hardware – from IoT devices to datacenters and supercomputers for some of the most mission-critical workloads. EB corbos Linux is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and automotive customers will benefit from a robust, safe and reliable yet flexible solution that includes development, integration and deployment tools, software updates, and security patches for up to 15 years.

EB corbos Linux together with EB corbos hypervisor provides a complete operating system and virtualization solution for Adaptive AUTOSAR development.  Elektrobit was among the first to offer a commercially available software implementation of Adaptive AUTOSAR, and its scalable solutions are making it easier for car makers and Tier 1 suppliers to develop HPC systems.

“We are extremely proud to partner with SUSE on delivering cutting-edge software-defined vehicle infrastructure solutions for the Chinese market. Together, we are helping local customers to accelerate their development of next-gen vehicles based on digital services,” said Woody Zou, Managing Director China, Elektrobit.

“Elektrobit is the leader in automotive software, and we are excited to extend our SUSE portfolio to automotive in China with a purpose-built automotive product. We are confident that EB corbos Linux, powered by SUSE, will make it easier for car makers to develop advanced systems that will benefit from our decades of expertise providing Linux to mission-critical computing systems,” said George Qin, President, SUSE Greater China.


About Elektrobit

Elektrobit is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 30 years serving the industry, Elektrobit’s software powers over one billion devices in more than 100 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for car infrastructure software, connectivity & security, automated driving and related tools, and user experience. Elektrobit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental.


About SUSE

SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions. We specialize in Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes Management, and Edge solutions, and collaborate with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE puts the “open” back in open source, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.


Media contact:

Eva Pang

Marketing Manager China, Elektrobit

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