By Franz Walkembach
Recently, Wind River hosted an industry meeting with the GENIVI System Infrastructure and the Automotive Expert group. These groups include a diverse range of executives representing the major automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs such as e.g. BMW, Volvo, Magneti Marelli, Harman, Continental, Collabora andor XSE. It was a great opportunity to round up automotive leaders to discuss the latest industry developments, challenges and insights. The group makes an effort to meet on a regular basis in order to stay on top of hot issues and breakthroughs.
The System Infrastructure group discussed the issue of evolving in-vehicle infotainment requirements and key use cases for automotive software packages including persistence manager, personalization and subsystem architecture blocks like e.g. the boot process of an In-vehicle Infotainment system. Recently Wind River had outstanding results in optimization this boot process in Linux or Android based systems.
Running concurrently with the System Infrastructure group’s meeting, Wind River also hosted GENIVI’s Automotive Expert group. The Automotive Expert group’s session dove deep into technical discussions around issues of software architecture such as the importance of INCM (Inter Node Connection Manager) in a head unit, which defines how to connect with components from Autosar or CAN. Another hot topic was software management. The In this meeting, our Wind River team presented information around component details were described from Wind River and describe such as how to download and update software on a head unit (wired, wireless, full content or partially, via the dealer or service station)
The multi-day meeting ended with a highly interactive joint session with the Automotive Expert and System Expert groups that resulted in a lively Q&A. The regular GENIVI meetings have helped to focus teams around advancing the GENIVI platform and grow GENIVI-based IVI offerings. The gathering was a terrific way to cap off the year and get everyone excited for 2012.
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