Ford Motor Company will contribute the software for AppLink™, the Ford-developed in-car smartphone app interface, to the GENIVI Alliance. It is the first U.S. automaker to contribute proprietary source code from one of its products to an open-source project. The AppLink software enables apps from connected smartphones to be controlled using the vehicle interface, including available voice recognition and audio buttons.
Luxoft, which provides advanced application and product development services, and EB, Elektrobit Corporation, a developer of embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, announced a jointly developed reference platform for an in-car media server.
Luxoft said it is working with Harman International to conceive, design and develop automotive infotainment systems.
Luxoft announced the availability of DroidBUZZ, an Android-based software platform developed specifically for rear-seat entertainment systems. The new social media-oriented, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software platform is based on Android 2.2 Froyo. Said to feature rich functionality, DroidBUZZ can be easily customized to fit the particular product requirements, allowing manufacturers of rear-seat entertainment systems to significantly reduce time to market and development costs.
Luxoft has introduced LUXdash, a software platform intended to speed development of ergonomic, intuitive, multi-functional instrument clusters with potential to eliminate the need for disparate devices that can distract a driver’s attention.