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Deploying Linux and GENIVI Based Infotainment (IVI) Systems into Production



Linux has now been successfully deployed in infotainment and instrument cluster systems in multiple production vehicles. GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance driving the standardization and adoption of an open-source development platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.  GENIVI compliant platforms provide a customizable starting point for automotive Tier 1 suppliers to develop Linux based infotainment systems.  Understanding what is covered, and what is not, is a key part of adopting the GENIVI Linux platform – this webinar will look in detail at the component parts of a typical Infotainment system, and the parts served by GENIVI.  The work in progress at the GENIVI alliance will also be reviewed, with many new projects and initiatives in development improving the features and capabilities of the GENIVI Infotainment platform.

What You Will Learn

  • What is covered by the GENIVI Linux solution for infotainment, and what is not
  • What needs to be sourced commercially, and what can be obtained as Open Source software when designing entry, mid, and high-end infotainment systems
  • What is in development at GENIVI as version 4.0 and beyond are planned

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson is Business Development Director for Mentor Graphics 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 Telematics solutions. Andrew holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.

Who Should Attend

  • Infotainment systems designers from OEM manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers and companies in the automotive supply chain
  • Designers, project managers involved in embedded software for IVI design
  • Managers deciding on in-house Infotainment strategy

Products Covered

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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