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Tuesday, June 30 • 4:15pm - 5:05pm
There Is No Store for Self-Driving Car Parts: Running The Ultimate Battery-Powered Device with Linux - Stephen Segal & Matt Fornero, Cruise

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In the auto industry, Linux is often relegated to use in infotainment systems. However, at Cruise our self-driving vehicles contain a large number of custom embedded Linux devices. These can range from large, server-class high-performance computers to small cameras and network switches. This creates a large challenge: how do we manage a build system that can allow teams to efficiently manage OS development across such radically different devices?

In this presentation, we’ll talk about the practices we’ve developed to tackle this complex integration problem. We’ll discuss topics such as customizing Buildroot to enforce commonality and maintainability, the challenges of working with automotive suppliers that aren’t used to working with open-source software, updating a heterogeneous complex system with swupdate, and using hardware abstraction layers to maximize reuse across bootloaders, Linux, and the build system itself.

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Stephen Segal

Staff Software Engineer, Cruise
Stephen Segal is a software engineer on the Embedded Systems team at Cruise in San Francisco, where he works on integrating Linux with a wide variety of custom embedded devices within Cruise’s autonomous vehicles. Prior to his current position with Cruise, Steve also enabled cellular... Read More →
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Matt Fornero

Staff Software Engineer, Cruise
Matt Fornero is an embedded software engineer for Cruise, where he works on the embedded OS and FPGA development teams. Matt’s work spans a variety of projects, including high-performance compute, networking and sensors. Matt has been working with various flavors of embedded Linux... Read More →

Tuesday June 30, 2020 4:15pm - 5:05pm CDT
ELC Theater A