Android System Integrator

TTTech Auto – Your Android System Integrator

One of the key drivers of the digital transformation taking place in many industries today is the user’s need to live a seamless digital life in all environments (at home, on the road, at work, etc.). While the smartphone is the most common central device that enables this digital life, in-vehicle devices need to provide the same level of access to digital assistants, social networks, streaming services, maps, and other services in the user’s environment. Android offers the most versatile and widespread platform that can ensure the latest technology and give OEMs the competitiveness they need. With Android System Integrator, OEMs are able to bridge this transition gap and benefit from Android-related services now – seamlessly and efficiently.

Evolution of Android within In-vehicle-infotainment (IVI)

Distributed E/E Architecture Integrated E/E Architecture High-Integrated E/E Architecture
  • “Extend” existing legacy
  • Linux systems with Android
  • Hardware module
    Each display with its own system
  • Legacy Linux and Android on a single SoC
  • Hypervisor or container
  • Multiple Android displays connected to a single SoC
  • Synchronization with other domains (e.g. ADAS)
  • Integrated solution in centralized architectures as software stack
  • HPC platform

 

 

What drives this change?

Why TTTech Auto?

Rapid deployment of Android to Automotive

  • Embedded Android Automotive
  • Integration with hypervisors
  • Hands-on experience in all layers (Linux kernel, HAL, platform Libs, framework and applications)
  • Android system programming (native development, system components customization, security patching, SE Linux)
  • HAL implementation (HIDL, Treble compatibility)

Experienced Android System Integrator

  • Google partner in the Automotive domain
  • Strong background in Android OS (and HAL), Linux, as well as other OS
  • Safety and real-time know-how
  • Dev-ops – scalable build and test environment set-up
  • HMI development and customization of the Android system UI

Heritage in Android

  • 20 + years of experience in multimedia system development
  • 400 + engineers engaged in multiple series projects
  • Cooperation with Android since 2009 (trainings, Android bootcamps, access to all Android partnership repos and resources)
  • Expert for Android lifecycle management
  • More than 6 million devices in use

Your key takeaways

Flexibility

  • OEMs own their own software
  • Less dependence on Tier-1s 

Managing complexity

  • Risk reduction
  • Experience and knowledge hub
  • Acceleration of time to market

System Integrator

  • System Integrator -> cross-silo horizontal
  • Added value in multi-Tier-1 projects of OEMs
  • Unified source code across platforms – scalable approach
  • Due to different Android API and Tier-1 specific APIs, an adaptation layer is used for single applications across all platforms
    • Exposure of “hidden” APIs for applications (decoupling Android and HMI development)
    • Verification and testing of the platform
    • Implementation of additional features
    • Additional system level security features

Interoperability

  • Integration of third-party components
  • Voice, HVAC, maps, multi-display…
  • Multimedia, TV (broadcast and IP)

SLA

  • Corrective and preventive maintenance
  • Lifecycle management

Adapt to legacy systems

  • Retain existing values – identity
  • Drive digital transformation

Workflow and scalability

  • Best practices for Android development
  • Scalable environment setup
  • First level triage