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Head unit systems and software applications

Head unit systems and software applications

Publication Date: 02/08/2021

This report seeks to explore the ‘connected car’ as it stands today from both a hardware (infotainment head unit) and software (applications) perspective.

The report provides a thorough understanding of infotainment head unit systems, an in-depth demand outlook for these systems, main players, and market drivers at  global and regional levels.

The report delves into the growth and importance of infotainment software and smartphone projection-based applications and the associated technologies, trends, and forecasts. The relation between the many head units available today and the diverse software operating systems that run them is covered in this report.

1. Overview
a) Report summary
b) Research methodology
c) Introduction
d) Key findings

2. Cockpit domain controller
a) Introduction
b) Viability assessment

3. Hardware specifications
a) Mechless vs. non-mechless
b) Internal memory storage
c) USB types

4. Smartphone projection platforms
a) Android Auto
b) Apple CarPlay
c) Baidu CarLife
d) SmartDeviceLink (SDL)
e) MirrorLink

5. Head unit operating systems
a) Overview
b) Blackberry QNX
c) Generic Android
d) Android Automotive OS (AAOS)
e) Linux
f) Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
g) Microsoft
h) AliOS
i) VW.OS
j) MB.OS
k) VolvoCars.OS

6. Leading map suppliers
a) HERE Technologies
b) TomTom
c) Google
d) Waze
e) Garmin
f) AutoNavi
g) NavInfo
h) Baidu

7. Market analysis
a) Market drivers
b) Global head unit demand
c) Regional head unit demand

8. Supplier and OEM analysis
a) Supplier-OEM relations
b) OEMs' infotainment evolution
c) Tier-1 supplier prof

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