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. Consumers are expecting that 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
- OEM and Tier 1 take-up
- Development Community
Please join us on May 16th – you can register at :