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The system Clarion is developing with Wind River will be GENIVI-compliant (Photo: Clarion)

Wind River is working with in-car entertainment systems maker Clarion to develop Android-based automotive infotainment systems.

The embedded and mobile software specialist, which is owned by chipmaker Intel, said it is creating a custom Android software platform for use inside the car. Wind River is also providing software integration services so Clarion can build its devices for the cooperation.

"With Wind River’s expert help, we are taking breakthrough Android technologies that have resonated with consumers and leveraging it for the automotive market,” said T.K. Tan, managing director of Clarion. He added that the cooperation with Wind River was essential to get its systems to market quickly.

Malaysia-based Clarion is using Wind River FAST to test device software quality and user experience. Wind River FAST is an automated software testing solution that is able to rapidly test any Android or GENIVI-based implementation for software quality, performance and compliance with the Android Compatibility Test Suite (CTS).

Wind River also has developed a software platform on which carmakers and Tier 1 suppliers can develop sophisticated infotainment devices. The Wind River Platform for Infotainment is among the first GENIVI-compliant automotive solutions, the company said.

The GENIVI Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose goal is the adoption of an in-vehicle infotainment reference platform. The group’s open source platform consists of Linux-based core services, middleware and open application layer interfaces.