MontaVista to develop Linux-based infotainment platforms for Bosch

MontaVista and Bosch have announced they have entered into a multi-year, significant agreement for MontaVista to develop and deliver Linux-based software solutions for BOSCH.

The first project will be for a cross carline, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solution and is the first of multiple Linux-based software solutions for BOSCH.

BOSCH leverages Linux-based open source software to ease and accelerate the integration of innovative multimedia features into automotive solutions. After months of research and an in-depth competitive analysis, they selected MontaVista as both the software and solutions provider.

MontaVista’s deep experience in embedded software development, along with their commercial quality Linux products gave BOSCH confidence they were selecting a mature, stable, commercial quality Linux platform to build solutions on.

In addition, MontaVista’s product experience in markets such as telecom and mobile proved they could deliver the quality, performance, and reliability required in demanding applications such as automotive. Finally, BOSCH’s focus on long term support and MontaVista’s track record of delivering complete software solutions and extended support will result in a strong, market leading partnership.

Another important goal of the partnership will be to contribute to, and drive the development of, the rapidly evolving GENIVI Alliance platform. The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an IVI reference platform that delivers a common software architecture scalable across product lines and generations. MontaVista is a member of GENIVI and member of the GENIVI board of directors.

Source: MontaVista.

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