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Seamless In-car User Experience

  • May 28, 2014 /
  • by Karolina Mosiadz /
  • Automotive infotainment, Genivi, Linux, media-streaming, QNX, Streambels, telematics, Wind River /

In-car connectivity technology is currently undergoing a transition to ensure that all passengers can enjoy a completely tailored user experience. The customers nowadays want to stay connected at all times and are looking for models that offer not only safer and less distracting environment but are also highly personalised and convenient. We can see a trend of mobile- and app-centric infotainment that makes it possible to integrate features such as favourite online services, audio streaming along with syncing and control over mobile devices. In line with the trends, the global telematics revenue is forecasted to hit $20 billion by 2018.

It’s not surprising that the users expect to be able to access and playback media content stored in various storage locations including SD memory cards, Wi-Fi drives, USB sticks and hard drives, not to mention the increasingly popular cloud storage. Tuxera file system solutions bring plug-and-play compatibility with brought-in storages, making sure that the passengers have access to navigation maps, music and all other data that is indispensable while travelling. On top of that, with Streambels – Tuxera media streaming technology, one can easily access, manage and stream music from their phone or tablet, be it iPhone, iPad or an Android smart device, preferred online channels and the cloud. No need to worry about any incompatibility issues.

Tuxera technology enabling interoperability with brought-in storages was a part of the Wind River demonstration on K1 platform at the recent member-only GENIVI meeting in Göteborg, Sweden. Linux-based Wind River Platform for Infotainment, recently enhanced for full GENIVI 5.0 compliance, is specially tuned for the In-Vehicle Infotainment System (IVI) market.

Additional updates to Platform for Infotainment include the following:

  • 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.

Wind River PR

Tuxera solutions are being deployed on the most popular automotive platforms including various Linux distributions, mentioned GENIVI reference platform, Windows CE and QNX among others. For more information contact our automotive team. We will be also present at the 14th annual Telematics Detroit event next week.