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Implementing Android Based Automotive Infotainment (IVI) Systems



Android has successfully been deployed in production infotainment (IVI) systems as the primary operating system and also in conjunction with another operating system. Learn about the market needs driving the adoption of Android and the technical options for incorporating Android into an IVI system. The options for in IVI systems includes porting Android to run directly on an SoC as the sole operating system, running Android in conjunction with another operating system such as Linux with use of a hypervisor, or making use of Android via a Linux Container. By attending this session you will be in a better position to select the right technical solution for your needs by understanding the differing development efforts and trade-offs in level of isolation and functionality each technical approach brings.

What You Will Learn

  • The business needs driving Android adoption in IVI systems.
  • The technical and business challenges of using Android in IVI systems.
  • The technical options for using Android in IVI systems including hypervisors and Linux containers.
  • The trade-offs between technical implementation options related to your business needs.

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 View

  • Automotive Tier One Suppliers and OEM business unit managers considering Android use for Infotainment
  • Infotainment system designers evaluating different operating systems for use in IVI systems
  • Developers of tools, services and solutions for the automotive industry

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