Automotive Operating Systems: QNX Versus Windows and Open Source Image

Automotive Operating Systems: QNX Versus Windows and Open Source

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The ongoing automotive OS debate is very fluid and complex with most companies supporting several vehicle infotainment systems and multiple operating systems. Although the market is dominated at present by two players – Microsoft and QNX Software – this dominance is set to be challenged by a number of new platforms, both proprietary and open source, over the next few years as a number of new non-automotive players enter in the automotive industry.

This Technology Analysis discusses the merits of current operating systems and looks at how these systems are being adapted to face competition from new open source OS platforms such as GENIVI and Android.

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. QNX SOFTWARE
  • 3. MICROSOFT WINDOWS EMBEDDED AUTOMOTIVE
    • 3.1. Ford SYNC
    • 3.2. Fiat
    • 3.3. Chrysler
    • 3.4. Kia
    • 3.5. PSA in China
  • 4. LINUX-BASED OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS
  • 5. CAR OEMS' OPEN APP STRATEGY
    • 5.1. Ford and AppLink
    • 5.2. Ford and GENIVI
    • 5.3. General Motors
  • 6. THE PROPRIETARY VERSUS OPEN SOURCE DEBATE
  • 7. THE MARKET OPPORTUNITY

Tables

  1. Main Car OEM infotainment Systems According to OS
  2. Comparison of Three Main Types of Automotive OSes

Charts

  1. Connected OEM-installed Telematics System Shipments by OS, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
  2. Connected OEM-installed Telematics System Shipments by OS, North America, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
  3. Connected OEM-installed Telematics System Shipments by OS, Western Europe, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
  4. Connected OEM-installed Telematics System Shipments by OS, Asia-Pacific, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
  5. Connected OEM-installed Telematics System Shipments by OS, Rest of World, Forecast: 2008 to 2018