Google's Open Automotive Alliance won over nearly 50 automotive OEMs, all of which joined a partnership promoting Android integration. The GENIVI Alliance open source software architecture for infotainment includes a number of compliant solutions from automotive Tier 1s like Aisin, Continental, Delphi, Harman, Magneti Marelli, and Visteon. Qualcomm recently partnered with Google and unveiled plans for an Android Nougat-based car platform. Though still in the developer preview stage, the open source solution is working its way deeper into the car, with potential body and information system support creating a new dynamic for software-defined models.
It will be Android's first "turn-key platform", capable of common vehicle operations. Yet, though car OEMs like Audi, BMW, Kia, and Toyota Motor, currently use Google's Android Auto technology for search, map, and other functions, ABI Research predicts Android N will likely not appear in cars before 2020.
"The connected car solutions form a fragmented competitive landscape, with established players like QNX Green Hills and Mentor Graphics already well-positioned in this space," concludes Beardslee. "There are security concerns with any open source solution, such as potential threats from hackers compromising mission-critical operations, like a car's brake or acceleration function. As proprietary and open source solutions continue to duke it out for design wins, there will be a continual need for collaboration and business models conducive to the diversity of customer needs and evolving use cases."
These findings are from ABI Research's Automotive OS and Software Trends (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1024879-automotive-operating-systems-and-software-/). This report is part of the company's Automotive, Smart Mobility, & Transportation sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/autonomous-driving-location-tech/), which includes research, data, and analyst insights.
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