Infotainment software and applications

Infotainment software and applications

Publication Date: 25-Jun-2020
Number of Pages: 16

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This report explores the growth and importance of infotainment software and smartphone projection-based applications in the automotive industry. The technologies, trends, and forecasts for key infotainment software and applications included in the report are taken from IHS Markit head unit systems (HUS) forecast database. The detailed forecast analyzes leading players, software deployment, monitor OEM sourcing strategies, and identifies specific new business opportunities through a six-year forecast calendar of new programs.


  • Scope         
  • Research Metodology
  • Definations                  
  • Abbrevations

Executive Summary

  • Introduction

Operating Systems

  • Summary
  • QNX        
  • Android Automotive
  • Microsoft
  • Linux
  • Automotive Grade Linux
  • AliOS
  • Generic Android
  • VW.OS      

Apps Integration

  • Summary                  
  • Apple CarPlay                   
  • Android Auto                    
  • SmartDeviceLink                             
  • MirrorLink                          
  • Baidu CarLife                              


  • Conclusion

Aseem Uppal

Aseem Uppal is a Senior Analyst with IHS Markit, covering Connected Car sector, primerily focussing on Software, Apps, and Services (SAS). Along with being a subject matter expert on Connected Car Software solutions – such as over-the-air (OTA) updates, cybersecurity and automotive software platforms — Aseem also manages IHS Markit’s connected vehicle forecasts, consumer market research as it pertains to automotive technology behaviors and attitudes for new car intenders, with a specific focus on connected car, autonomous car, data monetization, and in-car user experience insights.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, Aseem worked with CPA Global Support Services Pvt. Ltd. where he specialized in research, analysis and consulting related to Intellectual Property (IP), Landscape study on emerging technologies and Business development activities. He was primarily responsible for handling IP accounts of some of the fortune 500 companies focusing on wireless technologies, cloud computing, Automotive and IoT.

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