Android has successfully been deployed in production infotainment (IVI)
systems as the primary operating system and also in conjunction with another
operating system. Learn about the market needs driving the adoption of Android
and the technical options for incorporating Android into an IVI system. The
options for in IVI systems includes porting Android to run directly on an SoC as
the sole operating system, running Android in conjunction with another operating
system such as Linux with use of a hypervisor, or making use of Android via a
Linux Container. By attending this session you will be in a better position to
select the right technical solution for your needs by understanding the
differing development efforts and trade-offs in level of isolation and
functionality each technical approach brings.

What You Will Learn

  • The business needs driving Android adoption in IVI systems.
  • The technical and business challenges of using Android in IVI systems.
  • The technical options for using Android in IVI systems including hypervisors
    and Linux containers.
  • The trade-offs between technical implementation options related to your
    business needs.


Andrew Patterson, Business Development Director, Mentor Graphics

Andrew specializes in the automotive market & a wide range of technologies including wire harness design, automotive simulation model development, virtual prototyping, and mechatronics. Currently he is focused on working with the GENIVI industry alliance, and leading Mentor’s Infotainment and in-vehicle Electronic Cluster and Telematics solutions.