Automakers must accommodate vehicle lifecycles (measured in years), and the short lifecycles of consumer devices, which may become obsolete in less than two years. Automakers, their suppliers, and smartphone vendors all seem to agree that the solution involves integration of the smartphone and the in-vehicle head unit. In this webinar, we review the advantages and disadvantages of different models for this integration, and we learn about the features needed to ensure that tomorrow’s in-vehicle systems will stay current.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to solve the lifecycle disconnect between automotive and consumer electronics.
  • All the current types of auto/device connectivity and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • What features need to be considered for all of the relevant connectivity technologies in designing tomorrow’s vehicles.

Estimated length:50 minutes

Who should attend:
Automotive software engineers and managers or consumer device makers who are interested in automotive

Andy Gryc, Senior Product Marketing Manager QNX Software Systems

Andy Gryc has been a software developer and designer for over 20 years. Prior to joining QNX Software Systems, he worked as the lead embedded software architect for GM OnStar; designed and implemented a speech recognition engine for a speech technology company; and served as a member of the Hewlett-Packard team that created the software for palmtops and the BIOS for the Omnibook notebooks.