Enabling the quick design of GENIVI-compliant automotive IVI platforms, the Wind River Platform for Infotainment is now compliant to the GENIVI Compliance 5.0 specification. The enhancment to the platform also includes availability on new reference hardware and work with ecosystem collaborators to further grow capabilities such as enhanced data connectivity.
Additional updates to Platform for Infotainment include the following:
• Availability on new reference hardware for the Renesas R-Car H2/M2 and NVIDIA Tegra K1, SoCs for next-generation, high-end IVI and information systems targeting visual computing applications in areas such as automotive navigation, IVI, and driver assist systems
• Integration with Tuxera file system solutions, ensuring fully interoperable data connectivity and plug-and-play interoperability with externally brought-in data storage, and fail-safe design protecting against lost user content during plug-off or a power drop
• User interface and graphical development enhancements and Wayland/Weston enablement
Wind River has also developed proof-of-concepts that consolidate digital cluster displays and an IVI system onto a single architecture or electronic control unit (ECU). As automotive systems become more sophisticated, the number of ECUs and their complexity is also rising. The Wind River ECU consolidation proof-of-concept not only demonstrates space and power savings but also reduces complexity by moving integration efforts from hardware to software. This approach creates an opportunity to consolidate more of the software-driven functions onto fewer but more powerful hardware platforms.
"As automotive systems become more complex in order to keep up with evolving demands and requirements, software is increasingly playing a more significant role," said Georg Doll, vice president of automotive solutions at Wind River. "With new challenges stemming from movements like the Internet of Things and rising connectivity in cars, there is a growing need to find experts like Wind River who possess deep software and integration expertise. Few companies have the mix of automotive, embedded, and open source software experience and industry relationships to successfully guide customers through today's complex projects."
The GENIVI-compliant Wind River Platform for Infotainment is an automotive IVI software platform based on the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure. The platform includes reference boards, accompanied by integrated software development and test tools, along with Yocto Project toolchain components. Being Yocto Project Compatible allows for greater cross-platform compatibility and component interoperability, and helps developers utilize open source for its capability for rapid innovation.