Multi-OS Integration in the Centralized Vehicle Cockpit

GENIVI has expanded its scope from its strength in Linux-based IVI and automotive open source software to focus on helping automakers integrate the multiple operating systems present in the centralized and connected cockpit.  Several trends are driving GENIVI to pursue integration of multiple in-vehicle operating systems including ECU consolidation, centralization, domain fusion and centralized vehicle computing.

In support of this scope expansion, GENIVI has launched two new projects:

  • Android Automotive Special Interest Group (SIG) -- OEMs, their suppliers and the broader cockpit software ecosystem can discuss requirements, identify gaps and provide an aligned, community voice for discussion with the Google Android Automotive team.
  • Multi-OS Integration Project -- OEMs are finding challenges to integrating operating systems like Android™ Automotive, Linux, AUTOSAR, QNX, Integrity™ and various other in-vehicle operating systems.

The goal of these projects is to ease adoption and integration of the variety of in-vehicle operating systems in the vehicle cockpit. 

GENIVI has already laid a strong foundation for the new multi-OS integration scope expansion with the organization’s previous and current work in the GENIVI Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy.  The following domain interaction projects are active and have relevance in the new integration scope: