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Strategy Analytics: Linux, Android Poised to Dominate Automotive Infotainment Systems in Coming Years

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Open source platforms Linux and Android are poised to take a leading
role in the automotive infotainment market as OEMs seek to leverage the
advantages of the platforms for more flexible, user-friendly
infotainment interfaces,
Strategy
Analytics 2019 Automotive OS Forecast
finds.

The trend toward open source in infotainment is global, with Europe,
China and North America all showing significant gains in market share
for Android and Linux, although adoption varies by region. Between 2018
and 2024, Linux is forecast to have a CAGR of 30 percent globally.
Regionally, Linux is forecast to have the greatest market adoption in
Europe, with both China and North America seeing the highest growth of
the Android platform between 2018 and 2024.

“We already saw the trend toward the adoption of Linux and Android
for infotainment over the past two years, but the shift is happening
much more rapidly than many initially expected,” said
Edward
Sanchez
, Senior Analyst, Automotive for Strategy
Analytics
. “OEMs are increasingly investing in the in-vehicle
experience, as consumers are coming to expect a similar experience from
their vehicle as they get from their smartphone or tablet. The large
developer communities for Linux and Android allow them to iterate and
develop more quickly than in the past.”

“The platform battleground in Automotive is clearly shifting towards
greater vehicle-domain convergence between Infotainment/Telematics and
Safety at both the hardware and software levels. With strong roots in
the consumer space, variants of Android and Linux are the OS tools that
are being used by the automotive industry to unlock the gold mine of
revenue from data and services in the vehicle,” said Richard
Robinson
, Director, Automotive Infotainment and Telematics, Strategy
Analytics.

The report also looks at the emergence of hypervisor solutions and
Cockpit Domain Controller models as OEMs look to simplify lightweight
hardware, and the physical electronics and wiring infrastructure of the
car, while at the same time adding more functions and conveniences.

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