With several automotive OEMs recently embracing AUTOSAR as a mandate for electronic modules throughout the vehicle, and with the established legacy around implementations of Infotainment, Instrument Cluster and Telematics systems, we see some questions and uncertainty around the best way forward. This is further complicated by the desire of many OEMs to enable the use of mobile applications and other aspects of the mobile operating systems available from Google, Apple and others, and the desire to leverage content residing on connected mobile devices. And it seems inevitable that more powerful silicon devices will enable a reduction in the number of electronic control modules in the vehicle architecture, through module consolidation.
Creating a Unified Runtime Platform: Considerations in Designing Automotive Electronic Systems Using Multiple Operating System Domains
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