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BlackBerry Limited has announced the availability of a QNX Hypervisor and VIRTIO-based reference design for virtualizing Android Automotive OS on the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, which will assist automakers in delivering the greatest cockpit experience while reducing time to market.
The automobile industry is merging diverse in-cabin functions like digital instrument clusters, infotainment, and heads-up displays into unified digital cockpit designs that operate on a single, very powerful core system-on-chip. This mixed-criticality design improves integration between formerly distinct in-cabin services to offer a cockpit domain controller solution that provides a uniform user experience for consumers while lowering overall costs.
The link between Android Automotive OS and the actual hypervisor to offer the entire Android Automotive OS experience is defined by VIRTIO, an open standard. The combination of the QNX Hypervisor and QNX’s VIRTIO implementation enables Android Automotive OS to run without modification right out of the box. This makes it simple for systems in the field to upgrade to newer versions of Android Automotive OS as they become available
Although the VIRTIO interface is specified, the way it is implemented is not. The BlackBerry QNX reference has been updated to include dynamic graphics sharing among Android Automotive OS apps in the infotainment field and the digital instrument cluster, as well as shared Vulkan draw stream assistance and system-wide audio control to handle all sound in the vehicle holistic manner. In addition to the 25 virtual devices presently available in the QNX Hypervisor family of products, the BlackBerry QNX VIRTIO implementation adds ten more.
Fast-boot and sharing of audio, graphics, video (camera), touchscreen, vehicle HAL sharing, USB, and streaming video between the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system driven by Android Automotive OS are demonstrated in the reference design, allowing Tier 1s and OEMs to produce the greatest cockpit experience.