Intel and OpenSynergy integrate PC architecture into the car

(PM) , 10.03.2009 - Infotainment – First time in an AUTOSAR Environment

Intel and OpenSynergy launch the first infotainment platform which allows the integration of Infotainment systems into AUTOSAR environment on one hardware at CEBIT hall XX booth no. XX. Based on an Intel Atom system a demonstrator board will be presented at the Intel stand which is running the car operating system COQOS. The partnership between Intel and OpenSynergy enables automotive OEM and Tier 1 companies to integrate newest applications faster and cheaper and to run them on the latest offspring of Intel´s product family – Intel Atom. At CEBIT Intel and OpenSynergy offer a first evaluation kit which consists of an Intel evaluation board in combination with COQOS.
Concerted Power for Automotive Market
The demonstrator which will be shown at CEBIT will give visitors a first impression of features and usage of running COQOS on the latest x86 standard platform. This cooperation between Intel and OpenSynergy is the best basis to enable hardware and application providers to benefit from the joint advantages of the Intel Atom and the automotive capabilities of COQOS. First automotive brands do already evaluate COQOS for use in their next generation infotainment platform.
“Virtualization is the latest state-of-the-art technology to merge automotive functions from the infotainment and AUTOSAR worlds into one hardware. This enables car manufacturers and manufacturers of head unit systems to create or integrate newest applications and nonetheless reducing their costs in development and hardware investment.“, says Dr. Stefaan Sonck Thiebaut, CTO of OpenSynergy. “The partnership explains the demand of the market to put concerted power together. The partnership combines high processor performance of the market leader Intel with the modern and standard- conform car operating system COQOS for head units.”, explains XXX, XXX of Intel.
In the bottom line, the combination of the Intel Atom and COQOS will reduce hardware and development cost to a level where latest infotainment and AUTOSAR based in-vehicle functionality becomes available even in the latest low-cost vehicles. Hence this partnership will introduce PC technology to the car in all vehicle classes.
COQOS - Car Operating System
With COQOS OpenSynergy launches the first 100% AUTOSAR-conform integration of an open-standard Infotainment platform for vehicle applications. Based on virtualization technology which is used and well established in the IT-industry, COQOS combines infotainment and standard automotive software systems having different non-functional requirements, separates them safely and securely and enables a well-defined and controlled communication. Some of the benefits are to reduce the development cycle (time and costs), faster integrate new infotainment functions into the car and reduce hardware costs as well. In a first release COQOS will be available in March 2009 in parallel to the CEBIT.

About OpenSynergy
OpenSynergy is based in Berlin. The company bundles long-term experience in automotive industry with innovative concepts for next generation electronic car systems. Beside the development of the car operating system COQOS OpenSynergy offers Engineering Services for software development, project management and technical consulting in the fields of AUTOSAR, Infotainment and Connectivity.

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