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GENIVI specs simplify development, qualification process

Posted: 09 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GENIVI? IVI? Linux-based platform? Atom? Cortex-A?

The first platforms compliant with the GENIVI specification have been announced, marking the first availability of software products intended to standardise in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems across car models and manufacturers. Four members have announced solutions that have been certified compliant by GENIVI, targeting Intel's Atom and ARM's Cortex-A series processors.

The GENIVI specification is a Linux-based platform which aims to simplify the process of developing and qualifying an infotainment system, while promoting compatibility throughout the automotive industry. The drive for platforms with common features should encourage more companies to develop IVI systems or sub-systems.

The first four compliant solutions come from Wind River, Mentor Graphics, Cononical and Monta Vista. Each targets features that are today more commonly found in leading consumer devices, such as 3D graphics, connectivity and improved user interfaces. It promises to deliver to the driver what is becoming familiar in other areas of personal and home entertainment; a multimedia experience with comprehensive connectivity.

According to GENIVI, automotive OEMs are now specifying GENIVI compliance in their requests for proposals for future infotainment systems, which means software suppliers must now demonstrate they meet the compliance requirements.

- Phil Ling
??EE Times





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