Maintaining open-source based software- What is the true cost of free?

Using existing open-source systems or components in automotive development sounds like an easy way to cost and time-to-market reduction. However, as in all software and systems, there are caveats regarding security vulnerabilities and general updates, bug fixes, and releases.



With recent new regulations like UNECE R and ISO/SAE 21434, cybersecurity and software updates in the automotive industry require automakers to take a proactive approach to software maintenance and support and to implement best practices for managing the security and reliability of their systems over the long term.

In this webinar, Dr Joachim Schlosser from Elektrobit will discuss problems and possible solutions associated with open-source components and platforms in the automotive industry.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Understand how regulations like UNECE R 155 and 156 mandate long periods of fixes and updates by automakers and suppliers
  • Discover how long-term maintenance of highly-customized software can impact a workforce negatively
  • Find out which solution paths are available today


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