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Tuesday, February 14 • 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Automotive in Open Source: Yocto Project Opens the Doors to Connected Cars - Joel Hoffmann, Renesas Electronics

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Cars have been connected for at least a decade now, but most drivers and consumers are looking for more innovation. Unlike other consumer industry products, the car industry has tries to invent nearly everything on a brand and model basis, stifling software re-use and resulting innovation for developers to contribute. Consumer demand and open standards are quickly changing this. Recent development of common Open Source software and programming interfaces (APIs) will enable cars that benefit from innovation in adjacent industries such as smartphones and the internet of things.

This talk will highlight the breakthrough in open software platforms now available for production use by automakers and suppliers. Projects pioneered by GENIVI Alliance and Linux Foundation AGL have been united by using Yocto Project. Prior build systems led to fragmentation between suppliers which is exactly what the auto industry is trying to avoid.

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Joel Hoffmann

Open Platform Marketing Manager, Renesas
Joel Hoffmann is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience developing new markets, with heavy focus on automotive software and open development concepts in the Connected Car segment. His current engagement is with Renesas Electronics which is currently a Platinum AGL... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm PST
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