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Do you want Embedded Android or Linux in your car?

It is very likely that you will be getting either Linux or Android operating systems as part of your Infotainment System or Instrument Cluster in a latest model car. Designs based on these operating systems are now getting into production, with some European OEMs going first but many others close behind. How designers chose which operating system to use is a very current debate – the popularity and rapid growth of Android is unparalleled in operating system history – around 70% of smart phones sold are now Android based. These phone users are now expecting  the functionality of Android,  and Android App access in their cars.

On the other hand, Android is very unproven as an in-vehicle software platform, and does not have a strong automotive team at Google behind it. How secure and safe is it? As an alternative, Linux has the weight of the GENIVI industry alliance promoting it as an open source platform solution for IVI design. The 169 GENIVI members can’t all be wrong can they? Deciding which software platform to use is not necessarily a clear-cut decision, so we put together a short webinar to share the issues, and some market dynamics on this intriguing subject.

You will hear about :

- Android and Linux : Ownership & Roadmap
- Licensing
- Performance
- OEM and Tier 1 take-up
- Development Community

Please join us on May 16th – you can register at :

http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/events/nting-android-based-automotive-infotainment–ivi–systems

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About Andrew Patterson

Andrew PattersonAndrew Patterson is Business Development Director for Mentor Graphic’s embedded division, specializing in the Automotive market. Prior to Mentor Andrew has spent over 20 years in the Design Automation market specializing in a wide range of technologies including wire harness design, automotive simulation model development, virtual prototyping, and mechatronics. Currently he is focused on working with the GENIVI industry alliance, and leading Mentor’s Infotainment and in-vehicle Electronic Cluster and Telematic solutions. Andrew holds a masters degree in Engineering and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK. Visit Embedded Blog

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