As 2011 winds down, Wind River (News - Alert), provider of embedded multi-core and mobile software, is anything but short of news as the company is still trying to sneak in all the announcements and enhancements it can to its embedded and network acceleration offerings before the year comes to a close.
Aside from introducing its latest Smart Gateway Platform and being selected by a number of companies for its VxWorks Platform, Wind River also aids automotive IVI device manufacturers and OEMs speed their rate of innovation and time-to-market using its Android (News - Alert)-based technology.
Wind River has recently announced collaborating with Clarion, a manufacturer of high-performance in-car entertainment systems, to develop Android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems.
By creating a custom Android software platform for an automotive environment, Wind River’s software integration services ensure Clarion delivers a reliable and high quality device. According to company officials, Clarion Malaysia's new IVI device is designed to deliver a compelling user experience, especially in areas of multimedia, entertainment and connectivity. The Clarion Malaysia IVI device is based on the Freescale (News - Alert) i.MX applications processor family.
Georg Doll, general manager of automotive solutions at Wind River, explained that with two decades of automotive experience, as well as extensive Android project knowledge, Wind River provides an ideal mix of expertise to address the latest IVI trends." Wind River delivers commercial-quality Android software and takes care of the complex matters of custom software development, integration and testing to allow customers to concentrate on developing innovative features that will distinguish their devices," Doll added.
In addition to Wind River's Android software platform and services and support, Clarion is using Wind River FAST (News - Alert) to test for device software quality and user experience. Wind River's automotive portfolio also includes Wind River Platform for Infotainment, a software platform on which automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers can develop sophisticated IVI devices. Wind River Platform for Infotainment is among the first GENIVI-compliant automotive solutions.
"Clarion continues to be at the forefront of the newest automotive technologies. With Wind River's expert help, we are taking breakthrough Android technologies that have resonated with consumers and leveraging it for the automotive market," said T.K. Tan, Managing Director of Clarion Malaysia. "Ensuring that new technologies work for the automotive industry is a complicated task. In order to get to market quickly and deliver the highest quality device, it was critical to collaborate with an expert like Wind River who possesses deep automotive and Android experience."
Stefanie Mosca is a Managing Editor for TMCnet, with a particular focus in wireless technologies as well as mobile and IP communications. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page or follow her on Twitter (News - Alert) @stefaniemosca.
Edited by Juliana Kenny