Android Automotive is an Android-based operating system designed for vehicles. Android Automotive is much more tightly integrated with the features of a car. Depending on the set-up, it can even control various sensors and switches in the vehicle. Android has successfully been deployed in production infotainment (IVI) systems as the primary operating system and also has been used in conjunction with other operating systems. The options for IVI systems includes porting Android to run directly on an SoC as the sole operating system, running Android in conjunction with another operating system such as Linux with use of a hypervisor, or utilizing Android via a Linux Container. As the only services company in the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), HARMAN is the one-stop-shop for all Android Automotive needs.
HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) helps OEMs select the right technical solution for its needs by understanding the differing development efforts and trade-offs in functionality each technical approach brings. HARMAN helps automakers to more easily bring cutting-edge technology to their drivers, and create new opportunities for developers to deliver powerful experiences for drivers and passengers in a safe and scalable way. HARMAN ensures a seamless experience for integrating Android Automotive into in-vehicle infotainment systems across different hardware platforms, OS environments and HMI frameworks. Supporting our customers throughout the journey from conceptual design, implementation, optimization and certification to maintenance is key.