Last night’s Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group “Meetup” featured Kerry Johnson of QNX. QNX provides embedded, real-time, operating systems and has many automotive manufacturers as clients.
This was a very informative talk and lively interactive session. Kerry shared his observations on the challenges of bringing consumer technology (think iPhone, Android, etc. and their associated apps and user interfaces) into the automotive environment.
For automotive manufacturers,
Kerry also commented on the state of the art of graphics chips, noting that they are designed with gaming in mind, not security in mind. Automotive manufacturers require designed-in security.
Thanks to Grom Audio, a developer of after market electronics, for hosting the meeting, and the Meetup organizers, Peter and Robert. (Alison is overseas.)