Infotainment is the combination of information and entertainment.
The older days the vehicle just used for transport facility. That may have some small unit for listening songs and news going forward that vehicle upgraded to different features. That will make user or owner more comfortable. In older days the driver ask the route from people if they are going completely new places, but, now a days google map implemented in dashboard such a way that they used that map frequently for the new places even they are uses for already existing place to check the traffic accordingly they take reroute.
Many of the people depends upon their own vehicle for long time travel to enjoy the travel as well as to saving the time and money.
Now a days the Vehicle come with multiple display concept display for driver and display for passengers. But the beauty of this there is one hardware will support multi display and multiple operating systems and individual user interaction.
Following features are used now a days and these feature cost will very depend on their rich operating system
- Android Automotive
- Embedded Linux
Following peripherals are common between Android, Android Automotive, Embedded Linux and Hypervisor
- Controlled Area Network (CAN)
- Camera – Dash Camera as well as Rear View Camera (RVC)
- Display – Single as well as multiple Display Unit
- Ethernet – Normal Ethernet as well as Automotive Ethernet
- Wireless Communications like WIFI, Bluetooth, Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global System for Mobile (GSM)
- Secure boot
- Sensor Interface
Let’s talk about the Embedded Linux,
Embedded Linux is nothing but YOCTO. This is very small package and cost compatible and many vendors first choice. YOCTO Operating System is compatible with limited amount of work. Just see how it will help to compare to the other Operating System, Once driver on the Vehicle the display will come as soon as possible without any delay as well as required peripherals will initialize as soon as possible. So, boot time is very small compare the Android as well as Hypervisor Operating system
Let’s talk about the Android Automotive,
Android Automotive is nothing but Android Operating system with Automotive features (CAR services). This is big package and cost is more and many vendors second choice compared to Android. This is mainly focused on 4 wheelers. Android for two wheelers. Android Automotive Operating System is compatible with huge amount of work. Just see how it will help to compare to the other Operating System, Once driver on the Vehicle the display and camera will come as soon as possible without any delay as well as required peripherals will initialize as soon as possible. So, boot time is very small compare the YOCTO operating system some delay should be there.
Let’s talk about the Hypervisor,
Why this topic is last. Because of this cost and implementation. Hypervisor is the combination of Android Automotive or Android and Embedded Linux. So, Hypervisor will have both features of Android Automotive and YOCTO. This Operating system also mainly focused on four wheelers. Hypervisor Operating System is compatible with huge amount of work. It will used for multiple user interaction because of virtualization features. And already we see that Hypervisor cost is more due to the implementation and so many features.
In future we can talk more about Embedded Linux (YOCTO) Hypervisor (XEN or AGL or other vendor) Operating System.