Wind River is providing a customised Android software platform and software integration services to power the new AX1 automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) device from Clarion Malaysia.
In addition to more traditional IVI features such as AM/FM radio, GPS navigation and Bluetooth streaming, the Android-based Clarion AX1 includes leading-edge features such as Wi-Fi connectivity and portable hotspot/tethering, app store access to buy and download music, compatibility with Android smartphones/tablets, audio/video playback via USB and SD input, full HD to enjoy videos in 1080p, 6.5″ capacitive multi-touch display and rear camera input capability.
Georg Doll, vice president of automotive solutions at Wind River, said: “Companies can leverage Wind River’s unique mix of proven automotive, embedded, and open source expertise to address the evolving demands of the auto market and keep schedules and budgets on track. Whether it’s to accommodate trends such as increasing connectivity to the cloud or the Internet of Things, Wind River can help customers quickly and successfully address these changes.”
T.K. Tan, managing director of Clarion Malaysia, added: “Given the increasing complexity of the automobile, it was essential to work with an expert like Wind River who can offer extensive auto industry and embedded software experience, and comprehensively support us at every step. The integration of hardware and software is highly complex and Wind River simplified the process and helped us meet our cost targets.”