Elektrobit and Audi JV to develop infotainment software framework

  • 22-Jun-2009 03:46 EDT
Elektrobit (EB), a leading supplier of embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive and wireless industries, and Audi Electronics Venture (AEV), a 100% subsidiary of Audi AG, are launching a joint venture July 1 that will concentrate on the development of a software framework for in-vehicle infotainment systems. EB will hold a 51% stake and AEV 49% in the new company based in Gaimersheim, Germany, near Ingolstadt. The goal of the JV is to enhance re-use of software for in-vehicle infotainment systems. Audi, through AEV, will contribute four generations' worth of in-vehicle infotainment experience and EB its knowledge as professional global software developer for infotainment and its expertise in software system integration. EB believes that the infotainment framework will be attractive to the whole automotive industry since it is designed to be hardware independent and open interfaces enable interoperability with different system environments and applications. Audi plans to implement key components of the infotainment framework in the next generation of the Volkswagen Group’s high-end infotainment system. EB will take over system integration for the joint venture’s infotainment framework for customers other than the VW Group. Uwe Reder (currently at EB) and Dr. Riclef Schmidt-Clausen (currently at Audi) will be heading the joint venture as executive directors with about 60 employees working in Gaimersheim and Erlangen.
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