Despite Committing to Google, GM Launches the Linux-based End-to-end Software Platform Ultifi

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By Maite Bezerra | 4Q 2021 | IN-6329


What is Ultifi, and How Does it Relate to GM's Partnership with Google?


General Motors (GM) has recently unveiled Ultifi, a Linux-based end-to-end software platform meant to usher software-defined vehicle experiences and services. Ultifi will help enable frequent and seamless delivery of updates, features, apps, performance enhancement, and services to customers for over-the-air (OTA), cloud-based services (e.g., personalization via facial recognition, vehicle-to-everything (V2X)), and integration with third-party content. It is an in-house developed platform and its open-source capability unlocks opportunities for third-party developers to speed up the scale of the app offerings.

Built on GM's Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP), which provides the required bandwidth, cybersecurity, and processing power, Ultifi work as a centralized layer with key software acting as a hub for vehicle systems. Due to hardware abstraction, the deployment of software and applications is accelerated. Ultifi will increasingly integrate multiple domains, including infotainment, Advanced Driver-Assistant Systems (ADAS), telematic…

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