- Base operating systems: Android, Linux, etc.
- Application frameworks: Qt, Android UI, Kanzi, GL Studio
- Connectivity standards: Ethernet, CAN, LIN, Flexray, etc.
- Hypervisor (virtual machine monitors): Switching of operations from single SoC
- Key infotainment platforms: NXP, i.MX, Qualcomm, 820a, NVIDIA, etc.
Designing Digital Cockpits for Sensor-Equipped Vehicles
There has been a lot of evolution happening related to networking-connected, sensor-equipped vehicles. Global carmakers are today competing to design the next-gen digital cockpits with an array of advanced features. Cockpits are getting redefined since advanced safety features are getting added to the cars to achieve full autonomy. Cockpit electronics has become very important for OEMs as new features, intuitive human-machine interfaces (HMI), and safety attracts the end customers. By 2030, we can expect to witness a full-scale digitalization driven by the trend of connected, autonomous, shared, and electric (CASE) vehicles.  Modern Day Cockpit All modern cockpits are equipped with different sorts of HMI technologies like heads-up displays, rear-seat entertainment systems, steering-based controls, digital clusters, voice recognition, etc. It’s incorporated in every possible touchpoint and assists driver and passenger to control infotainment, connectivity solutions, and ADAS applications. Before going on to the technology, it’s important to understand the layers of the modern cockpit, which consists of the following: