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September 26, 2012

Klocwork Joins Genivi Alliance

A well-known source code analysis solution provider, Klocwork, Inc. is the latest to join the GENIVI Alliance, a not-for-profit industry association committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.

As a result of today’s car-buyers’ penchant for an enhanced in-vehicle connected experience, the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) industry has experienced a surge in recent times.

Responding to the trend, a group of automakers, suppliers and technology partners founded the GENIVI Alliance back in 2009. The alliance is focused on developing a reusable, open-source IVI platform to reduce the complexity and expense related to developing, testing, deploying and supporting IVI products and services across various automobile makes, models and generations.

Klocwork’s comprehensive source code analysis solution, Klockwork Insight, is used by four of the top five global automotive suppliers, offering instantaneous detection of security vulnerabilities and critical defects in C, C++, Java and C# code.

Klocwork Insight also helps developers ensure compliance with the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) coding standards by providing automatic reporting of MISRA-C and MISRA-C++ coding violations at the developer desktop.

As a GENIVI Alliance member, Klocwork will provide source code analysis scan of GENIVI's open source development platform to help ensure security and reliability of in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Using its sophisticated source code analysis technology, Klockwork scanned several of GENIVI’s C/C++ projects and delivered detailed report outlining the potential security vulnerabilities and critical defects.

In this way, Klocwork is helping GENIVI and its members to improve the security and reliability of their IVI platform, as well as the products built upon it by automotive original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers.

“Electronic systems in today’s vehicles are running millions of lines of code and that makes them susceptible to the same types of problems that we traditionally see in PCs, like system crashes, viruses and even hacking,” said director of product management at Klocwork, Alen Zukich. “There is no question that making sure code used in vehicles is free of security vulnerabilities and defects is critical to the safety of today’s automobiles. As the only source code analysis vendor combining deep defect detection with MISRA coding standard support, Klocwork is helping automotive software teams produce the safest and most reliable code possible.”

A few months ago, Klocwork showcased its automotive capabilities at the HMi Transport & Systems Europe 2012 event, June 25-26 in Berlin, Germany.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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