Report 28 Apr 2022

OEM-independent Car.OS and Beyond – Vendor Landscape - InBrief Analysis - Worldwide

This report aims to:

  • Present relevant OEM-independent OS players in the context of vehicles and robots;
  • Develop an appropriate market segmentation to outline the current vendor landscape.

We will have a look at two groups of vendors – first, incumbent vendors of real-time operating systems (RTOS) which have been safety-certified for vehicles, robots, and other smart devices; second, newly emerging vendors with the ambition to obtain safety certification for their OS.



Management Summary


Vendor Landscape

  • Apex.OS from Apex.AI
  • QNX OS from BlackBerry QNX
  • Zephyr RTOS from Zephyr Project
  • SAFERTOS from WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS)
  • Flexible Safety RTOS from Embedded Office
  • PXROS from HighTec/Hitex
  • EB tresos Saftey from Elektrobit (Continental)
  • INTEGRITY RTOS from Green Hills Software
  • PikeOS from SYSGO (Thales Group)
  • embOS from SEGGER
  • FuSa RTX RTOS from Arm Keil
  • New Car.OS from TTTech Auto
  • VxWorks from Wind River (Aptiv)
  • Nucleus from Siemens EDA (former Mentor Graphics)
  • RTA-OS from ETAS (Bosch)
  • Azure RTOS ThreadX from Microsoft (former Express Logic)
  • In-Vehicle-OS from Red Hat (IBM)
  • Zebra Zhixing


PAC’s Recommendations

  • Recommendations for IT providers
  • Recommendations for IT users